dscn0915Merry Christmas to all my blog viewers with this sweet and gooey dessert.  It is just perfect for your Christmas Day menu.


6 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 1/2 cups caster sugar

2 tablespoons cornflour

3 teaspoon white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 medium bananas, sliced

1 tablespoon caster sugar

300ml whipping cream

1 cup of dulce de leche


1- Preheat the oven to 100C.  Line two large trays with baking paper.  Mark two 12.5 cm  x 30cm rectangles on the baking paper.  Turn marked-side down on the trays.

2- Beat the egg whites, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed.  Gradually add the sugar, beating well  until the mixture is thick and glossy and the sugar has dissolved.

3- Add the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla extract on low speed until just combined.

4- Divide  the mixture evenly between the trays.  Spread to cover just inside the marked rectangles, swirl the meringue.

5- Bake for 1 hour or until dry to touch.  Cool in the oven with door ajar.

6- Place the bananas slices, in a single layer, on an oven tray.  Sprinkle with extra caster sugar.  Put them under the grill until they have caramelized.  Set aside to cool.

7- Whisk the dulce de leche in a medium bowl until smooth.  If still too thick add a spoon of cream.

8- Whisk the cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form.

9- Place one meringue on a platter.  Spread two-thirds of the cream on the meringue.  Drop spoonful’s of half the dulce de leche on the cream.

10- Put the other merengue on top of the lower meringue.  Spread the remaining cream and dulce de leche on top.

11- Top with banana slices, and more dulce de leche.


  • Dulce de leche is a caramel made with milk.  Many delis and gourmet stores carry ready-made dulce de leche.
  • There is an easy way to make dulce de leche if you cannot find it.  Buy a canned sweetened condensed milk.  Place it in a large pot with boiling water and cook for one hour.  Let the can rest and cool before opening.



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