Frozen Ube Brazo De Mercedes

Frozen Ube Brazo De Mercedes

Ingredients

Meringue

  • 10 pieces egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons MAYA Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ube flavoring and coloring

Ube Ice Cream Custard Filling

  • 10 pieces egg yolks
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons MAYA Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup prepared ube halaya
  • 200 ml ube ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon ube flavoring and coloring

Yema Filling

  • 5 pieces egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons MAYA Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup fresh milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Prepare Meringue

  • For the meringue, preheat oven to 250⁰F/ 121⁰C.
  • Grease, line with parchment paper and grease again three 8 x 8-inch square pans.
  • In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until frothy.
  • Mix in the cream of tartar to the white sugar. While the mixer is running gradually add in sugar mixture. Continue whipping until meringue reaches stiff peaks.
  • Fold in the cornstarch, ube flavocol and lemon zest.
  • Divide and spread meringue onto prepared pans and rest for five minutes before baking. Run a cake comb or a fork lightly on top of the meringue to achieve the wavy patterns.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.

Ube Ice Cream Custard Filling

  • In a double boiler, combine all the ingredients for the filling except ice cream and cook until thick.
  • Cool the custard then incorporate ice cream and mix until well blended.

Yema Filling

  • In a double boiler, combine all the ingredients for the filling and cook until thick. Cool and set aside.

To assemble

  • Prepare a parchment paper or cheesecloth and sprinkle with white sugar or confectioners’ sugar.
  • Invert the baked meringue on the prepared parchment paper or cheesecloth.
  • On a serving dish, place one piece of meringue, spread ube custard filling evenly, place another piece of meringue, spread yema filling evenly then top with the last meringue piece.
  • Place inside the freezer to set.
  • Thaw out for a few minutes before serving. Cut into nine serving pieces. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving.

Notes

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 9 servings

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