Brazo De Mercedes - Creme-filled Log Cake

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan, simmer milk over low heat until reduced to 2 cups.
  • Add sugar, butter and vanilla extract; stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl.
  • To egg yolks, gradually add milk mixture by spoonfuls, beating constantly.
  • 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 to cool to warm (remaining at spreading consistency).
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating continuously.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter and spread meringue on top.
  • Bake until lightly browned and set.
  • Spread filling evenly on top of meringue and roll into a log.
  • Brush with butter and brown again in oven.
  • Remove to rack and cool.
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