And.... What do I do with the egg whites left over from the Torta Mil Hojas? Either I do Pavlovas or Merengue Lucuma.....
Probably, you don't have lucuma.......It doesn't matter..... you can use any fruit that mix well with whipping cream (raspberries, strawberries, etc...)
1.5 cups of white eggs at room temperature (for three discs)
Pinch of salt
1.5 cup of granulated sugar
3 tablespoon of cornstarch
Pinch of cremor tartar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Note: This recipe is adapted for the Kitchen Aid. Before I had the KA, I used 1 cup of egg white per disk, now with 1.5 cups of white eggs I end up having 3 discs. If you do not have the KA, then you will need 1 cup of white eggs per disc, along with 3/4 of sugar per disk. The rest of the ingredients remain the same, but you have to divided by three.
Beat the egg whites with the salt until it forms picks (in the fast speed possible). Add the cremor tartar and continue beating. Incorporate the sugar in a rainy motion, and beat it until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Cut three baking paper, and in each one draw a 24 cms circle. Spread the merengue in the three circles.
Preheat the oven at 100C, and place two meringue discs in the oven for 2 hours. I have only two trays in the oven; therefore, I can cook two at the same time only. I keep the remaining meringue in the fridge.
Once the meringue is cooked
For the Cream
1 litter of whipping cream (35%)
2 pots of frozen lucuma
Icing sugar as needed (In my case a little, since the lucuma comes with sugar)
Beat the cream and add the lucuma
Put a meringue disc, and then the cream.....repeat again...cover it with the cream, and frozen this cake
I'm use to eat this cake frozen. Therefore, I put it in the freezer for about 6 hours before eating it.