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Brazo de Ube


As I review the statistic of my brazo de mercedes, I found out that it became one of my popular recipe on my blog. So, me and my wife decided to make this brazo de ube, a version of the brazo de mercedes using an “ube or purple yam’ filling. Purple yam for some who does not know yet is a kind of sweet potato which is purple in color. The procedures and ingredients is same with the add-ons of “ube or sweet purple potatoes”………………….Did you know that purple sweet potato has the highest nutritional value compared to other vegetables. Its vibrant color is a clue to its high concentration of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. One sweet potato contains five times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radicals and helps guard against smoking-related diseases like emphysema and lung cancer. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of Vitamin C and the trace mineral manganese…….

Ingredients:

  • 10 raw eggs, separate yolks from white
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp confectioner sugar
  • 1 can 14 oz condensed milk
  • 1 pc purple sweet potato (boiled and mashed)
  • you may need food coloring red and blue (3 drops each)

To prepare custard:

  • In a saucepan using low heat settings,  whisk egg yolks then add condensed milk, vanilla extract and mashed sweet purple potato . cool down and set aside. if you are not satisfied with the color, you can drop red and blue at 3 drops each

To prepare merengue:

  • In a mixing bowl, pour in egg white and cream of tartar and mix using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. add in caster sugar in small quantities and whisk.
  • Pre-heat oven at 170 degrees celsius. In a cookie pan, spray oil and place baking paper, spread merengue using a spatula evenly. You can use fork to create lines and designs. Bake for atleast 10 minutes or until lightly brown. cool down and set aside and dust with sugar confectioner
  •  flip over the merengue and spread custard evenly. again, dust it with sugar confectioner
  • Then slowly roll over the cake to form a cake roll look-alike. Be gently.
  • Place in fridge for minimum of two-hour.
  • Enjoy!!!
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Lea’s Brazo de Mercedes


This is the first time my wife bake this, a special request from me as our dessert this holiday season. If you looking for a quality dessert with a very reasonable price of ingredients, this is the answer. It is mainly made with eggs and condensed milk. Believe it or not, We made this 4 consecutive days as our dessert. Because we had 4 consecutive days of invitation to our friends. So if you’ll invite me to your place, My wife will be very happy to bake this for you.(by the way, this will be the second time I will be posting this recipe)……………….Did you know that eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12………

Ingredients:

  • 10 raw eggs, separate yolks from white
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp confectioner sugar
  • 1 can 14 oz condensed milk

To prepare custard:

  • In a saucepan using low heat settings,  whisk egg yolks then add condensed milk, vanilla extract. cool down and set aside

To prepare merengue:

  • In a mixing bowl, pour in egg white and cream of tartar and mix using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. add in caster sugar in small quantities and whisk.
  • Pre-heat oven at 170 degrees celsius. In a cookie pan, spray oil and place baking paper, spread merengue using a spatula evenly. You can use fork to create lines and designs. Bake for atleast 10 minutes or until lightly brown. cool down and set aside and dust with sugar confectioner
  •  flip over the merengue and spread custard evenly. again, dust it with sugar confectioner
  • Then slowly roll over the cake to form a cake roll look-alike. Be gently.
  • Place in fridge for minimum of two-hour.
  • Enjoy!!!

Brazo de Mercedes


“If I will call this as a racing car, it would be the classic 1967 ford mustang GT500shelby”……It’s a melts in your mouth dessert!!! To be honest, It’s not easy to make this recipe specially for first timer, but once you learned the patience of making it, you’ll find it easy. and best of all, the ingredient is very typical and simple. You will find most of it just in your kitchen cup board……..Did you know that the main ingredient of this dish is egg, and eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources…

Ingredients:

  • 10 raw eggs, separate yolks from white
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp confectioner sugar
  • 1 can 14 oz condensed milk

To prepare custard:

  • In a saucepan using low heat settings,  whisk egg yolks then add condensed milk, vanilla extract. cool down and set aside

To prepare merengue:

  • In a mixing bowl, pour in egg white and cream of tartar and mix using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. add in caster sugar in small quantities and whisk.
  • Pre-heat oven at 170 degrees celsius. In a cookie pan, spray oil and place baking paper, spread merengue using a spatula evenly. You can use fork to create lines and designs. Bake for atleast 10 minutes or until lightly brown. cool down and set aside and dust with sugar confectioner
  •  flip over the merengue and spread custard evenly. again, dust it with sugar confectioner
  • Then slowly roll over the cake to form a cake roll look-alike. Be gently.
  • Place in fridge for minimum of two-hour.
  • Enjoy!!!
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