Monday, July 22, 2013

Spoils of War: Brazo de Mercedes

Team 6 writes for CDOmnivore

Team 6 dominated the month of June in Missy Bon Bon's Trivia Night with three first place finishes out of a possible four. After sealing the deal with another win in the fourth week, we weren't able to get our monthly prize, but we did get a nice treat the week after. Our monthly prize was a customized Brazo de Mercedes roll with a nice message commemorating our achievement.

The kitchen was kind enough to include a note
etched in frosting congratulating Team 6
for another victorious outing.
Brazo de Mercedes (Arm of Mercy) is essentially a custard roll wrapped with a meringue covering. The lightness of the meringue is more than offset by the sweetness of the custard filling. This is a dessert that is truly sinfully delightful.

Missy Bon Bon's version doesn't deviate much from the classic brazo de mercedes recipe, except that it is well made. The meringue covering is done properly, light and airy, with a shadow of a crisp. No doubt this would have been even better if it was straight from the oven, but ours had already spent time in the fridge.

Still, it was a sweet dessert that matched the sweet taste of our victory.