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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Moe's Birthday Cake - Strawberry Meringue Roulade

We celebrated Moe's Birthday yesterday.

Matt and Dana came up from Victoria and stayed the night.

 By request, dinner was Roast Chicken with all the trimmings.

Dessert was a Strawberry Meringue Roulade.

It is a family tradition that Moe's Birthday Cake/Dessert is always something with fresh strawberries.

I've made this Meringue Roulade in the past and it is always a big hit.

The Meringue is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  

Filled with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Meringue Roulade

Fresh Strawberries, Sliced (or fresh Raspberries)
4 large egg whites
1-1/4 cups of fruit/berry sugar (extra fine)

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly added the sugar and continue beating until the meringue is thick and shiny. To test rub a little bit of the meringue between two fingers. If you can still feel the grit of the sugar, keep beating.

Cover a 10 X 15 cookie sheet with parchment. Spread the meringue evenly over parchment and bake in a 400 oven for about 8 minutes. Meringue should be turning golden and the surface should be starting to crisp up. Turn the oven down to 325 and bake for another 8 minutes. Meringue should still be soft in the centre.

Remove from the oven and tip meringue on to a tea towel and peel away the parchment. Let cool for about 20 minutes.


2 cups whipping cream
Pinch of salt
Powdered sugar

Whip the cream with the salt, sugar and vanilla until thick.

Spread with whipped cream, sprinkle sliced strawberries over the surface and roll. Don't worry if the meringue starts to crack a little. Just keep rolling. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  1. Happy belated birthday Moe..I see it was wonderful:)

    M and D and A:) And the roulade.Many many more happy bdays to you:)


  2. What a beautiful meringue. I love making little meringue tarts with lemon curd and whipped cream. I can't wait to try this one! I hope Moe had a great birthday, it sounds like he did.
    Ann, your food photos and recipes are incredible.

    Brenda S

  3. Muhteşem olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


  4. Thank you Monique.

    Brenda, I love meringues filled with lemon too.
    Thank you Fuat Gencal.

  5. For the filling, how much powdered sugar and vanilla did you use?

    1. I don't measure when sweetening whipped cream. I just do it to taste. Start with a tablespoon of powdered sugar and add more if you like it sweeter. In this case though, the meringue is already sweet so the whipped cream doesn't have to be overly sweet. Just a teaspoon or two of vanilla.



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