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Blueberry Meringue Roulade – Cake Recipe

  • Making time 30 minutes
  • Preparation time  20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Four eggs whites
  • 250 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • One teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • One teaspoon cornflour
For the filling:
  • Grated rind of 1 lime
  • 300 ml double cream, whipped
  • 150 g blueberries
  • Three passion fruit halved

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die, as well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Preparation:

  1. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff, gradually whisk in the sugar, a teaspoonful at a time, until it has been added, whisk for a few minutes more until the meringue mixture is thick and glossy.
  2. Combine the vinegar and cornflour then whisk into the meringue mixture, spoon into a 33*23 cm swiss roll tin lined with non-stick baking paper that stands a little above the top of the tin sides, then spread the surface level, bake in a preheated oven, 1900C set the timer for 10 minutes until biscuit coloured and well risen, then reduce the heat to 1600C, set the timer for 5 minutes until just firm to touch and top is slightly cracked.
  3. Meanwhile, cover a clean tea towel with non-stick baking paper and sprinkle with a lump of caster sugar, turn out the meringue on a paper, remove the tin, leave to cool for 1-2 hours, carefully peel off the lining paper.
  4. Fold the lime rind into the whipped cream, spread over the meringue then sprinkle with the blueberries and passion fruit seeds, starting with a short side and using the paper to help, roll up the meringue to form a log and serve the same day.
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