Posted by khristine on April 22, 2004 at 13:15:31:
In Reply to: braso de mercedes posted by leny on March 10, 2003 at 05:14:18:
Brazo de Mercedez (Creame-Filled Log Cake)
5 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
8 egg yolks
1/4 cup toasted and finely ground cashew nuts
10 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pagluto (Cooking Procedure):
In a saucepan, simmer milk over low heat until reduced to 2 cups. Add sugar, butter and vanilla extract, stirring all the while. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl. To egg yolks, gradually add milk mixture by spoonfuls, beating all the while. Stir well to avoid curdling. Add cashew nuts and continue cooking entire mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has consistency of a paste. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating continuously. Stir in vanilla. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter and spread meringue on top. Bake until brown. Spread filling evenly on top of meringue and roll into a log. Brush with butter and brown again in over.
i found this on a filipino website. my aunt knows another recipe too, but i'd have to call her, she's kinda busy. hope you become reunited with your favorite dessert.