Cranberry meringue roulade

Cranberry meringue roulade

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins plus cooling

Skill level

Moderately easy


Serves 8

Work on your meringue skills to roll up this sensational dessert with tangy fruit, toasted almonds and vanilla cream filling

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



For the meringue

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 200g white caster sugar
  • handful flaked almonds
  • icing sugar, for dusting

For the cranberries

  • 300g pack frozen cranberries
  • 250ml fresh pomegranate juice (not pomegranate juice drink), or use orange juice
  • 100g white caster sugar, plus 1-2 tbsp to taste (optional)
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp arrowroot mixed with 1 tsp cold water

For the cream

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 170g pot Total Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla paste, or seeds from ½ vanilla pod

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease then line a 23 x 32cm shallow baking tray. Using electric hand beaters, whisk the egg whites, lemon juice and a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of the caster sugar, then whisk until the mixture thickens again to make stiff peaks. Repeat with the rest of the sugar, spoon by spoon, until the mix resembles thick shiny shaving foam. Spread the mixture into the tin, scatter with almonds, then bake for 15 mins or until risen, firm and golden. Cool completely. (It will deflate.)
  3. Simmer the cranberries in the pomegranate juice for 10 mins until tender. Add the sugar and cinnamon, and simmer for 5 mins or until syrupy. Taste and add more sugar if you need to. Stir in the arrowroot until the juices thicken, then leave to cool.
  4. To assemble, sift plenty of icing sugar over a large piece of parchment, then carefully flip the meringue onto it. Remove the tin and the baking parchment. With a short end facing you, score a line 2cm into meringue. Whip all the cream ingredients until thick but not stiff, then spread over the meringue. Spoon over about 1/3 of the cranberry sauce. Roll up the roulade, starting with the scored short end and using the paper underneath to help. Carefully lift onto a serving plate and serve with the remaining saucy cranberries.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2013

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sascha's picture

This was so much easier than it looks. Tastes wonderful, looks pretty. My advice is to roll it up as close to serving time as possible, to stop it from getting too soft.

sascha's picture

What do you mean by ' score a line'? This looks so delicious, I cant wait to try it.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Hello sascha. "Score a line" means to mark a line in the mixture but don't cut right through.