Almond & lemon meringue roulade

Almond & lemon meringue roulade

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

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Serves 6 - 8
This pudding from reader Elizabeth Clark is the perfect centrepiece, complete with chewy meringue, creamy lemon filling and retro decoration

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal394
  • fat25g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 4 large egg white
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g ground almond
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1-2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 6 tbsp lemon curd
  • 1 tbsp toasted flaked almond
  • 3 strawberry, halved, to decorate



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and line a Swiss roll tin (about 23 x 30cm) with baking parchment.

  2. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff. Slowly add the sugar, still whisking, until stiff and glossy.

  3. Fold in the almond extract, vinegar and ground almonds until lightly incorporated. Pour into the Swiss roll tin and smooth over, tapping the tin to remove any big air bubbles.

  4. Bake for 30-35 mins or until the top is golden and feels firm and set. Remove from oven, cover with baking parchment and a damp tea towel. Leave to cool.

  5. To serve, whip the cream until thick. Spoon a third into a piping bag and set aside. Invert the roulade onto a large sheet of baking parchment sprinkled with icing sugar. Carefully peel off lining paper and spread over the lemon curd, then spread over the rest of the cream.

  6. Roll up carefully, using the paper to help you. Pipe the remaining cream on top of the roulade, and decorate with flaked almonds and strawberry halves.

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Comments (16)

bushfox1's picture

Easy and delicious - the first time I've made a meringue roulade and I found this easy and quick to make. I only put a drop or two of essence in as I didn't want it overly almondy. It would work well with any fruits. I have to say it was so tasty that 5 of us ate the lot!

Carolmaria3's picture

I made this for a girls evening, delicious and easy. I will add it to my favourites.

Judrop23's picture

Really easy. No strawberries so drizzled it with melted chocolate and it looked very impressive. I only put in half a teaspoon of almond essence as I didn't want it tasting too artificial. The ground almonds gave it a wonderful texture. 4 of us almost finished it! Light and luxurious at the same time. A keeper x

jparkate's picture

easy and tasty. yum yum.

ruthwilliamson's picture

A great recipe. Really easy and so tasty

joannepd's picture

Lovely chewy almondy meringue goes well with lemon filling. Served with a summer fruits couli which complemented it well. Would definitely recommend.

popadum's picture

Simple and quick to make with great results. I made it as a grown-up birthday cake and stuck a few gold candles in, it looked good and tasted even better. I would say it serves 8-10 rather than 6-8.

bronia1975's picture

This dish tasted as good as it looked. I used raspberries instead of strawberries, as the lemon overpowered the delicate taste of the strawberries.

blondie50's picture

This is a fantastic recipe, made it for dinner with friends, everyone had seconds! Used homemade lemon curd, but not the almond essence as didn't have any. Will definitely be making again.

kathryninnorthill's picture

Tried last night for a dinner party and it went down really well, everyone had seconds. I made this a few hours in advance and although it tasted really good I think next time I would add the cream and lemon curd just before I served it as I think it would have tasted even better. Will definitely make again.

pollymg's picture

FABULOUS! Scrummy pudding to serve up. Everyone loved it and its so easy to make. You must give it a go.

flirtinflight's picture

I made this to take to a BBQ yesterday. I was very pleased with the result - it looked lovely and tasted delicious. Easy to make too!

sarahkdouglas's picture

Surprisingly easy to make and completely delicious - my partner devoured it and said it's the best thing I've ever baked! Its zingy and fudgy and creamy, and feels both indulgent and light - the perfect pud! I've always been scared of making meringues and roulades, but this is a doddle. I added flaked almonds to the cream, which gave a nice texture, and served it with a strawberry syrup. It also kept really well for a few days, so would be perfect to make ahead if you're entertaining. Highly recommend this recipe.

clairebryant60's picture

Very easy to make and totally delicious, everyone loved it. I added some fresh raspberries with the cream and they added a lovely extra flavour to the dish. I will most definitely be making this one again.

croxfords's picture

Superb and freezes beautifully. Ring the changes by rolling up with some fresh raspberries or perhaps serving with a fresh raspberry coulis. Pureed apricots also make a nice alternative filling and compliment the almond flavour of the meringue. All in all a 5* show stopper!

minkyminou's picture

Just made this for a lunch with friends - everyone loved it and were very impressed! Lovely and light, but also sweet and tastey. The lemon curd goes so well with the almond flavour. Best thing is it was so easy to make! I thought the rolling part was going to be a disaster but it was actually pretty simple. I made the meringue the night before in 15 mins, then all I had to do on the day was spread on the cream, and curd and roll it up! Will definitely be putting this in my 'recipes to keep' file!

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