Trollstugans meringue cake

27/07/2014 19:45

It happens sometimes when I bake, that just when I think I have failed with something, turns out to be among the best dishes I've made in a long time. Such is the case with this meringue cake. I barely wanted to serve it to my guests because I got the feeling that it was not at all as it should have been ...... but think how wrong I was. Meringue was crushed a bit when I moved it over to the cakeplate... it was not quite perfect appearance, but who cares? The taste is absolutely incredible. Do try!

Meringue Base:
6 egg whites
3 cups sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
Lasy cream:
vanilla cream made on 4 dl cold milk and 2 bags of vanilla cream powder
4 dl cream
2 tablespoons sugar
raspberries for garnish
Here's how: Beat the egg whites until stiff, add gradually sugar, powdering sugar and vinegar. Beat on until you get a white and hard foam. I use my Kitcken Aid to it. Line a round baking pan with removable rim with parchment paper. Pour over the meringue and bake in the oven for about 1 1/2 hour at 140 degrees C. Turn off the heat in the oven after it has baked, but let the meringue remain there with the oven door slightly open if possible, until it has cooled. The cream  you prepare by mixing vanilla powder with milk according to what it says on the box. Whip the cream with the sugar and mix with vanilla cream. Spread the cream over meringue and top with raspberries. Do not worry if the meringue brokes on the edges and on top. The cream will soften it anyway.

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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden