Meringue Cake With Strawberries and Mascarpone Mousse
4 egg whites (room temperature)
1 cup (210 g) of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 teaspoon of white vinegar
9 oz (250 g) of frozen strawberries
2 1/2 tablespoons (30 g) of granulated sugar
Strawberry mascarpone mousse
1 and 1/4 cup (300 ml) of whipping cream
4 tablespoons (30 g) of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
8 oz (230 g) mascarpone cheese (If living in Europe, you can use 250 g packaging)
2/3 of Strawberry sauce
9 oz (259 g) of fresh strawberries
1/3 of Strawberry sauce
1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
Set the oven to 210 °F (100 ° C).
Draw 3 circles, about 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter, on parchment paper. Place the parchment paper on a baking tray with the drawings upsidedown.
Whisk the egg whites on medium speed with 1/4 of the sugar to a foam. Add another quarter of the sugar while whisking, then change the speed to medium-high. Once the egg white clump around the whisk, add the remaining sugar and then mix in the cornstarch and vinegar while whisking. Set the speed to high speed for 2 minutes. Spread the meringue inside the circles. Place in the preheated oven for about 90 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the meringues inside with the door slightly open (use a wooden spoon) until the oven has cooled down.
Boil the strawberries and sugar for about 2 minutes. Mix until smooth and strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Let cool.
Whip the cream fluffy and add the mascarpone, the powdered sugar, and the vanilla (sugar or extract)
Beat the mix until smooth, then quickly mix in 2/3 of the strawberry sauce with a spatula.
Place a meringue base on a plate and add 1/3 of the mousse, repeat with the second meringue and the mousse. Finish with the last layer with mousse and top with fresh (washed) strawberries sliced into 4 quarters. Drizzle over the rest of the strawberry sauce and dust with icing sugar. Enjoy!