Like the meringue paste, the Spanish sugar coated "merengue" is actually the name of the pastry.
They're especially popular in Andalusia.
You either love or hate it as the sweetness can be a little too much for some of us.
However, by limiting the icing sugar to the upper layer of the puff pastry it could become one of your favorites.
A lot of bakeries sugar coat the whole pastry until it's completely white. Almost like a cube shaped snowball.
For the Italian meringue:
Tools used: Hand mixer, large bowl, digital thermometer, silicone spatula, metal offset spatula, sieve.