For a moment, I thought I would have to give this month’s challenge a miss but we made it! I’ll keep the words short on this occasion and let the photos do their job (as well as they can given the photographer…).
I initially didn’t know what to make of the description and it wasn’t until I started on the recipe that I realised that there is literally meringue in this cake. Excitement! As I was still enduring Movida fever, I knew I wanted to incorporate some Pedro Ximenez sherry into my filling so decided on some sherry soaked raisins and dried figs, walnuts and dark Lindt chocolate.
I had good practice with the Stollen challenge so forming the cake wasn’t too scary but I didn’t heed the warning about keeping the meringue and filling more in the centre so we did make a bit of a mess :| Still, the outcome was a delicious cake and I have to agree that it was best eaten freshly baked and still warm :)