Kate Middleton makes this Christmas meringue roll every year: a step by step recipe

IN Ahead of Christmas, Prince William and Kate Middleton were guests on the BBC’s Berry Royal Christmas. On the air, they competed in the mastery of making a traditional English dessert – meringue roll, under the guidance of the chef of the royal family Mary Berry. Both had the perfect treat, so the host did not dare to choose the winner. However, in the process of filming, it became clear that Prince William was preparing a roll for the first time, but Kate coped perfectly and knew exactly what to do!

Then it turned out that the Duchess of Cambridge often cooks for her family, she is especially good at baking: on children’s birthdays, she makes cakes herself, and on Christmas – the same branded meringue roll. The BeaytyHack editors share a recipe from Chef Mary Berry and Kate Middleton.


4 egg whites

150-200 gr. granulated sugar or powdered sugar

1-2 tbsp. l. lemon juice

1-2 tbsp. l. corn starch

For filling:

200 g mascarpone cream cheese

150 g 33-35% cream

50-60 g of icing sugar

Important! Keith Middleton also adds 100g of orange curd (a custard based on orange juice and zest, eggs, sugar and butter), but it can be replaced with another filling: raspberries, strawberries, or any other berry or fruit.

For decor:

icing sugar, chocolate-orange cream (you can use regular melted chocolate). You can use berries.

Cooking method

Meringue or base for roll

1. Beat the whites, gradually adding granulated sugar (or powdered sugar), followed by lemon juice and cornstarch. You should get a homogeneous thick mixture.

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2. Cut the baking paper into a rectangular shape, put it on a baking sheet. Spread the meringue evenly on the paper, its thickness should be about 1-1.5 cm.

3. Place a baking sheet with meringue in an oven preheated to 150 ° C for 20-30 minutes. The crust should brown on top, but the inside should remain soft.

4. Place another piece of paper on top of the meringue and turn the cake over. Leave it to cool.

Cream filling

5. Mix the ingredients for the cold filling with a mixer: mascarpone, cream, powdered sugar. The finished consistency should resemble thick sour cream.

6. Spread the cream evenly over the cooled cake.

7. Spread the orange curd over the cream in a second layer. Or another filling of your choice.


8. Gently roll the cake into a roll.


9. As a decoration, sprinkle the roll with powdered sugar and add chocolate-orange or any other cream. You can also spread the berries on a roll.

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