Summer berry and heather honey meringue roulade

Summer berry and heather honey meringue roulade

Rolling a roulade can be tricky but, have no fear, a generous dusting of icing sugar will cover up any imperfections.

Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a 23x33cm/9x13in Swiss roll tin.

Ingredients

  • 5 free-range egg whites
  • 275g/9¾oz caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g/1¾oz flaked almonds
For the filling
  • 600ml/20fl oz double cream
  • 100g/3½oz raspberries
  • 2 tbsp heather honey
For the garnish
  • 50g/1¾oz strawberries, cut in half
  • 50g/1¾oz blackberries
  • 50g/1¾oz raspberries
  • 1 tbsp heather honey
  • sprigs of heather, to decorate (optional)
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 23x33cm/9x13in Swiss roll tin with baking parchment.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites using an electric hand whisk until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed. Gradually add the sugar, a spoonful at a time. Whisk until very stiff and glossy and all the sugar has been added.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface. Sprinkle with almonds. Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for eight minutes, or until golden-brown. Lower the temperature to 160C/325F/Gas 3 and bake for a further 15 minutes, or until crisp.

  4. Remove from the oven and turn out, almond-side down, onto a sheet of non-stick baking paper dusted with caster sugar. Remove the baking parchment from the base of the cooked meringue and allow to cool.

  5. For the filling, put the cream and raspberries in a bowl and lightly whip. Spread evenly over the meringue and spoon over the heather honey and most of the blackberries and strawberries. Starting at the long end, roll up the meringue using the paper to help you.

  6. Decorate the top of the roulade with the reserved berries, heather honey, sprigs of heather (if using) and a dusting of icing sugar.

James Martin recipes from James Martin’s Food Map of Britain

Less than 30 mins preparation time

30 mins to 1 hour cooking time

Serves 6-8