Despite being a foodie, I actually eat pretty healthy most of the time (although this blog would convince you otherwise). As much as I’d like to, I just don’t have the metabolism to mindlessly put away fried food and sugar rich products like the good ol’ days. Having said that, I tend to have a freebie day to go all out once a week and what better way to do that than on a Sunday. Thinking of not just my belly but also my dear readers, I decided to launch Sugar Bomb Sundays, a weekly/fortnightly/whenever I feel like it article dedicated to showing all the joy that sugar has brought to my existence.
This idea came about thanks to the massive craving I’ve been getting lately for a Merengón. It may not be the most elegant looking item on the menu but this meringue-based sugar bomb is guarantee to please any diners with a sweet-tooth. As an Australian, I have taken a special liking to the Merengón as it’s basically a
better sweeter version of the Pavlova, an extremely popular cake in Australia and New Zealand that is made of meringue and egg-whites.
Merengónes are normally found in regular dessert shops or in Fruterías, which are restaurants that specialise in fruit-based desserts. As I live dangerously close to a dessert shop that specialises in Merengónes, this sugar bomb was bought and consumed just two blocks away from my apartment.
The standard order of Merengón normally comes with two square layers of meringue, topped with fruit and drenched with whipped cream. I usually order mine with guanabana and peach as my fruit toppings and a generous portion of whipped cream, arequipe and blackberry sauce. Other common toppings include kiwi fruit, strawberries chocolate chips and ice cream. I recommend finding someone to share one with first before you opt for the solo mission as the portions can be massive.
If you’ve been sugar-bombing lately on Sunday or any other day, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a picture in the comments below.