Friday, 4 April 2014

Coffee Meringue Brownies












I made some chocolate doughnuts the other day. They were hard work from start to finish and I really didn't think they were going to be very nice. I baked them, filled them with chocolate custard, topped them with chocolate glaze and stared at them with disappointment written all over my face. They were a lot of work and they didn't look very pretty at all. I harrumphed a lot and then put them on a serving platter, fully expecting my kids to tell me politely that they were "nice".  Much to my surprise, the boys raved about them. Apparently they were "awesome".  My 11 year old son Joey asked when they were going on the blog. He was devastated when I told him I was so convinced they were going to be terrible, I didn't take any photographs. Fast forward to these Coffee Meringue Brownies. I cut Joey a slice and asked him how it was, he replied "blogworthy".


Coffee Meringue Brownies
adapted from Donna Hay

For the Brownie:
200g dark chocolate, chopped
250g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
175g light brown sugar
4 eggs
200g cake flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Kahlua

For the Coffee Meringue:
4 eggwhites
220g caster sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon Kahlua

Make the Brownies:
Preheat the oven to 160 C. Lightly grease a 13cm x 37cm loose-bottomed tart tin and set aside.

Put the butter and chocolate into a small saucepan over low heat and stir until they have melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

Place both the sugars, eggs, flour, cocoa powder and Kahlua in a bowl with the chocolate mixture and mix well. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool in the tin.

Make the Coffee Meringue:
Put the eggwhites into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk until soft peaks form then gradually add the sugar and whisk until the mixture is glossy and thick. Add the cornflour, vinegar and Kahlua and whisk to combine. Spoon the meringue over the cooled brownie and blast it with a kitchen blowtorch (or grill (broil) on high for a minute), until toasted.





15 comments:

  1. Aww blogworthy! That's nice :) Sometimes it happens and we go so sad and depress. The power of cooking! This brownie looks like it's really something!

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    1. I get grumpy when things don't turn out right in the kitchen.

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  2. haha I love the word "blogworthy" :-) This looks sooooooooo good!

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    1. Haha Aimee. I think "blogworthy" is a thing in my house now.

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  3. Gosh! This brownie looks SO amazing!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Jo. It's a super brownie recipe.

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  4. Such a cute post! I love it: "blogworthy"! ;) They look phenomenal, nice job! Are you going to make the doughnuts again? Take pics next time ;)

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    1. Ha ha Christina. I knew someone would ask that question. Yes, I'll make the doughnuts again, because apparently they were "blogworthy" after all.

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  5. This looks amazing, love Donna Hay recipes!

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  6. You just took three of my favourite things and smashed them all together in this wonderland creation! I cannot wait to try this for myself! Perhaps an Easter treat :)

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  7. WOW - Never seen these before - Would love to see this submitted at Food Foto Gallery . com so I can share with all my foodie friends :)

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  8. Definitely blog worthy! My kids do the exact same thing..So cute.. I'm drooling all over my keyboard for these.. So good!

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  9. This looks and sound blogworthy! So does the donuts! Loving these pictures, as well! :)

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  10. Blogworthy genius .... Will be making these this week whilst my kids are still on holiday .... Sharing the calories

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