The Classic Cardinal Slice

Here is what I’m told on good authority is a classic cardinal slice: two meringue-layfinger layers sandwiching raspberry jam. Of course because I can’t leave anything alone I stirred lots of fresh raspberries into the jam and spiked the whole mess with kirsch. Hello Vienna!

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Cardinal Slice Recipe

This basic recipe appears in lots of places, but probably originates in Baking With Julia, a true treasure of a book (buy it as soon as you can). The original recipe is for a three-layer pastry, but you can make it into a two-layer if you prefer. I’ll tell you how later in the post. For the meringue you’ll need:

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