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Nutella Meringue Roulade
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Nutella Meringue Roulade

Light and fluffy meringue roll filled with Nutella and whipped cream
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword meringue
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 376kcal
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the meringue

  • 5 Egg whites
  • 1 tsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 260 g Caster sugar

For the filling

  • 80 g Nutella
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

For decoration

  • 45 g Nutella
  • 25 g Chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 5 Ferrero Rochers cut in half

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, line a swiss roll tin or lipped baking tray with baking paper (grease it lightly to help it stick). The one I used was a Wilton tray that is 33.7 x 23.5 cm (13.25 x 9.25 inches)
  • Add the egg whites to the bowl of your electric stand mixer, or you can put them in a mixing bowl and use a hand held electric mixer. Whisk them until they are foamy and reach soft peaks stage – when you can tip the bowl and they don’t move (this takes about 3 minutes in my mixer on speed 6)
  • Keep the mixer running and add the caster sugar one spoonful at a time, then add the cornflour and lemon juice. Mix on a high speed for 3-4 minutes until thick and glossy, you want to be able to rub the meringue between your fingers and not be able to feel any sugar grains
  • Spread the meringue out into the tin, and bake for 10 minutes. Then, turn the oven down to 140C Fan/160C/300F/GasMark 3 and bake for a further 15 minutes, or until risen and just starting to colour
  • Before you take the roulade out of the oven, prepare a sheet of baking paper dusted with icing sugar
  • Remove the roulade from the oven and tip it out onto the icing sugar covered baking paper, remove the tin and the baking paper it was baked with, then leave to cool
  • Melt the Nutella for the filling by putting in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, and drizzle it over the meringue
  • Whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla extract until thick, an electric mixer is best for this
  • Spread most of the double cream over the Nutella on the roulade (save a bit to decorate the top if you like), then roll up the roulade, don’t worry about neatness or cracks – it's normal
  • Place onto a serving plate, drizzle with more melted Nutella, dollop or pipe the remaining whipped cream down the centre, then add the Ferrero Rochers and chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

Notes

  • You don’t need a specific swiss roll tin to make this recipe, any baking tray with a lip will work. Aim for a tray that is around 33-35cm long and 25-29cm wide.
  • Make sure your mixing bowl is completely grease free before making your meringue, as grease will stop the egg whites from foaming. You can wipe your bowl down with lemon juice or white vinegar to ensure any traces of grease is removed.
  • Use room temperature egg whites for the meringue.
  • If you don't have any lemon juice, you can replace it with 1 tsp white vinegar or cider vinegar, or ½ tsp cream of tartar.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg