Friday, February 17, 2012

Brazo de Mercedes


It is a rolled cake made from a sheet of soft meringue with custard filling. This is considered as one of the all-time favorites in the Philippines. The sponge-like texture of the meringue is balanced by the flavor of the rich custard filling. This is one delicious cake.

In Manila, if I wanted to bring a Brazo de Mercedes to a festive gathering, I'd order it at least two days in advance at Jade Vine Executive Inn's restaurant.  This restaurant is quite popular amongst Manila's culturati, and it oftentimes provides the catering services for them. 

Here in Bohol, the best place to buy a whole Brazo de Mercedes is at Saffron's. The best! The first time I had a piece of Brazo de Mercedes from this fine restaurant was when I attended a wedding reception held there. 

If you'd rather try baking one, from what I understand it's easy to do so and recipes abound online.


Related links:

Brazo de Mercedes, Remedios, Victoria…



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22 comments:

  1. You make me hungry now!
    Happy Friday to you!

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    1. So am I, Hans ... I'm craving for this cake now.

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  2. All-time favorite indeed! I buy a tray everytime I see one here :-)

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    1. Pero ang sabi nila, Iska, this is easy to make.

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  3. Yum! Yum! Great for people with a sweet tooth! Here's my FTF entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/02/delicious-spam-musubi-from-mister-musubi/

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  4. This is one indulgent treat, an all-time favorite on my list!

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    1. It is, dude! But I can't have it all the time ... so sweet.

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  5. Looks delish!I remember we had a treat of Brazo de Mercedes during our vacation in Dumaguete.Drooled!

    Thanks for dropping by!^_^

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    1. This is really delicious, Clarissa. But I can only eat it once in a while because it really is sweet.

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  6. this is my grandmother's favorite. i always bring her brazo de mercedes when i visit.

    Oriental Chicken Salad

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    1. So sweet of you, Luna. I'm sure she appreciated that very much.

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  7. I first tasted this cake when I studied baking, it was deliciously bakes by ours but when I tried that in one of cakes and pastries here, it is too commercialized that I didn't even get the taste of what we had made. Anyway visiting from FTF and here's mine thanks Sahm’s Dining Diary

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    1. I never liked the ones from the popular franchise bake shops. Those from specialty bake shops are always better.

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  8. ayay! I don't think I had this one before...would love to try it...thanks for dropping by!

    followed this blog!

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    1. It's incredibly sweet but delicious, Dhemz!

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  9. Oh, the Saffron! I've been dreaming to to try it. I've been to Panglao a couple of times, we were actually there last Nov. but we didn't find it, i think it's in Alona beach. So definitely, that Brazo de Mercedez you featured will be on my list on our next visit in Bohol!
    Here is my site by the way, you're welcome to drop by, and do add me up to, I'm now your new follower!

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    1. Yes, it's Amorita Resort's restaurant, at the end of Alona Beach.

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  10. This looks very watery to my mouth :-) Visiting late from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/my-first-time-to-cook-chicken-wings.html

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    1. The url doesn't seem to be working. I would've loved to check out your chicken wings.

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