Raspberry and lemon meringue roulade

(18 ratings)
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  • Serves: 6-8

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    Leave to cool for 1hr
  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

Sue McMahon, Woman's Weekly cookery editor, gives her recipe for this impressive dish. Follow along in the easy step-by-step video

This dessert is best eaten on the day that it is made, but it will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge. Not suitable for freezing.


  • 5 medium egg whites
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 1 level tablespoon cornflour
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
Filling :
  • 150ml carton double cream
  • 4 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 125-175g (4-6oz) raspberries
  • Extra raspberries and mint leaves, to serve
You will also need:
  • 33 x 21cm (13 x 81/2in) Swiss roll tin lined with baking parchment


  1. To make the meringue, set the oven to Gas Mark 2 or 150°C.
  2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, using an electric whisk if possible. Add 1 tablespoon caster sgar, whisk again to form stiff, but soft peaks. Add half the remaining sugar and whisk until stiff and shiny. Quickly whisk in the rest of the sugar and the cornflour.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the surface. Bake for 45 minutes in the centre of the oven utnil it’s just firm to the touch. Cool, uncovered for at least 1 hour.
  4. To make the lemon filling, lightly whip the cream until it just forms soft peaks and fold in the lemon curd.
  5. Turn the meringue out onto a sheet of baking parchment, dusted with icing sugar. Trim off the edges. Spread over the lemon cream mixture.
  6. Scatter the raspberres over the top and then roll up, from one of the short sides, using the paper to help roll it up. Transfer to serving dish and chill until ready to serve.
  7. Serve sliced with a few extra raspberries and mint leaves.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 195(kcal)
  • Fat 9.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Queen of the dessert scene

As I'm the dessert queen I create all of the desserts for my ladies soirées. This is a particular favourite of mine because it's so easy and impressive, my ladies always ask if there is any spare. Needless to say, absolutely not! There never is any leftovers in the dessert area at the end of our meetings.

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