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Merengue de Morango    Veg  CD  DP   Brazilian  75mins 
 

Serves  6   Cold  Vegetarian Fruit  Dessert  Pudding  Gluten Wheat Free   Brazil  South American Sth American  
 

Ingredients

For the meringue:

4 Egg Whites, separated 

175g/6oz Caster Sugar 

For the filling and topping

450g/1lb Fresh Strawberries, hulled and halved

1 tbsp Caster Sugar
1 teasp Vanilla Extract

510ml/17fl.oz.  Double Cream
 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1 and  line 2 baking sheets with the greaseproof or parchment paper. 

 

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until very stiff. Whisk in the sugar then divide the mixture between the 2 baking sheets forming 1 circle about 20cm/8 inches in diameter on each tray. Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours until crisp. IMPORTANT peel off the paper whilst the meringues are still hot. Cool on wire trays.

 

3. Meanwhile, wash, hull and halve the strawberries. 

 

4. Place half the strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with the caster sugar. Mix well with a fork, slightly mashing but making sure there are still discernable pieces and set aside. 

 

5. Just before serving - place the  vanilla extract and cream  in a mixing bowl and whisk until quite stiff. Add the strawberries which have been mascerated in the caster sugar and lightly mix.

 

6. To assemble - Place one meringue layer on a large flat serving platter and cover it with the cream mixture, then top with the second meringue layer and decorate the top with the remaining strawberry halves. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

 

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

 

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