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Merengues Helados / Ice Cream Meringues, circa 1960

January 20, 2012

Magia con Maizena. México, D.F. : Productos de Maiz, [196-?]. P. 80-81. [TX716.M4 M359 1960z]

For the past two weeks, we’ve posted recipes Maizena promotional cookbooks.  However, in addition to Maizena brand corn starch, these cookbooks also promote a number of related products, including Karo corn syrup, Mazola corn oil and Kre-Mel drink mix.  Today’s recipe from Magia con Maizena combines three out of four of these products.

Merengues Helados

Claras de huevo…4
Azúcar granulada…225 gramos
Maizena…1 cucharada
Almendra mandada y molida…100 gramos

Las claras se baten hasta que estén duras, se agrega la almendra y la Maizena cernida con el azúcar; se bate constantemente para que no se baje el merengue. En las latas de horno cubiertas con papel blanco, se van colocando con una cuchara, dejando una pequeña distancia entre uno y otro. Se cuecen en horno muy suave.

Después se ahuecan con cuidado y se rellenan con el helado.

Helado Kre-mel de Vainilla

Kre-Mel de Vainilla…1 paquete
Leche…1 litro
Yemas de huevo…4
KARO (etiqueta roja)…1/2 taza
Azúcar granulada…200 gramos
MAIZENA…1 cucharada
Mantequilla…50 gramos
Vainilla…1 ejote

El Kre-mel se disuelve en media taza de leche fría, hasta que quede la mezcla muy tersa. El resto de la leche se pone a hervir con el azúcar, la vainilla y la Maizena.  Las yemas se baten con el Karo y se añaden a la leche con el Kre-mel. Se deja hervir otro poco agregando la mantequilla fundida. Después se hiela.

Una vez rellenos los merengues se unen uno con otro.

Ice Cream meringues

Egg whites …4
Granulated sugar …1 heaping cup
Cornstarch …1 tablespoon
Peeled and ground almonds…1/2 cup

Beat the whites until stiff, add almonds and sifted cornstarch with the sugar.  Beat constantly to attain a meringue.  Cover baking tins with parchment paper and place scoops of meringue a little distance away from each other.  Cook in a mild oven.

After baking, carefully hollow out the meringues and fill with ice cream.

Vanilla Kre-mel Ice Cream

Vanilla Kre-Mel…1 package
Milk…1 liter
KARO (red label) corn syrup … 1 / 2 cup
Granulated Sugar…1 cup
Cornstarch…1 tablespoon
Butter…1/4 cup
Vanilla bean … 1

Dissolve the Kre-mel in half a cup of cold milk, mixing until very smooth. Boil the rest of the milk with the sugar, vanilla bean, and cornstarch. Beat the yolks with the Karo corn syrup and add to the milk with the Kre-mel. Bring to a boil and add a little melted butter.  Then, freeze.

Use the ice cream to fill the meringues and then put two together to make a meringue and ice-cream sandwich.

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