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Meringue cake with rosewater cream recipe

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Dazzle guests with this eye-catching and absolutely divine meringue cake.

To Prep 0:40
To Cook 1:25


9 eggwhites
400g caster sugar
900ml thickened cream, lightly whipped
5 tbs (100ml) thick Greek yoghurt
150g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra to dust
5 tbs (100ml) rosewater*
400g strawberries, halved
300g raspberries
150g blueberries

Sugared rose petals

1 eggwhite
12-15 rose petals, pesticide-free
1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar


Step 1 To make sugared rose petals, whisk eggwhite until loose. Dip each petal in eggwhite, drain well, then coat in a thin layer of sugar. Place on a tray lined with baking paper. Leave in a cool, dry, well-ventilated spot for 1-2 hours.

Step 2 Preheat oven to 120°C. Line 3 baking sheets with baking paper. Trace a 26cm circle on one, a 20cm circle on another, and a 13cm circle on the other.

Step 3 Beat eggwhites until stiff, add half the sugar, and beat to incorporate. Gradually add remaining sugar in a slow stream, beating until glossy. Spread meringue evenly on each circle to make 3 flat discs of equal thickness. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 100°C and bake for a further 1 1/4 hours or until crisp and dry, then cool (these can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container).

Step 4 Fold cream, yoghurt, icing sugar and rosewater together. To assemble, place large circle of meringue on serving plate, top with half the cream and half the berries. Top with medium circle and most of the remaining cream and the remaining berries. Add small circle, top with remaining cream, scatter with petals and dust with icing sugar.


* Rosewater is from gourmet food stores and selected supermarkets.


Energy 3268kJ
Fat saturated 27.00g
Fat Total 43.00g
Carbohydrate sugars 89.00g
Carbohydrate Total 89.00g
Dietary Fibre 3.00g
Protein 9.00g
Cholesterol 120.00mg
Sodium 119.23mg

All nutrition values are per serve.

delicious. - December 2003 , Page 104
Recipe by Valli Little
Photography by Petrina Tinslay  

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