To my surprise, I came home today with a big log of Brazo de Mercedes and some Danish pastries that my wife had baked. It was a feast! And this post is about it. This dish is one of her specialties and this is frequently requested by friends and families when there is a gathering which means only one thing, this dessert is so good.
Warning this is only for those who have a sweet tooth! Brazo de Mercedes (A Spanish word for Mercedes’ arms) a popular Filipino dessert which is made from a sheet of soft meringue rolled around a custard filling. This is a common cake served during special occasions but we barely make them in the Philippines as it is easier and cheaper to buy in Goldilocks, the bakeshop which popularized it. Even if it’s given a Spanish name I guess it does not have any Spanish origin at all as I never had come across any meringue dishes from a Mediterranean cuisine similar to Brazo de Mercedes.