Coconut Meringue Dark Chocolate Brownies

Lynnda Cloutier

By
@eatygourmet

Don’t worry...be happy! These brownies originated at a street stand in Jamaica.Unknown source


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Ingredients

BROWNIES:

4 oz. unsweetened dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for the pan (3/4 stick)
2/3 cup flour, plus more for the pan
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

COCONUT MERINGUE:

4 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. coconut extract or 2 tbsp. shredded coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour an 8 inch square baking pan.
2
to make brownies, heat chocolate and butter in pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly til melted and smooth; do not overheat. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature
3
In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together sugar eggs and vanilla with mixer til mixture is very thick. Whisk melted chocolate mixture into the sugar egg mixture, then stir in flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Bake brownies for about 20 minutes or til the top is set and a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
4
Meanwhile, to make meringue, in clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites with mixer til fluffy. gradually add sugar, vanilla and coconut extract and beat til stiff and glossy. When the brownies are done, pour meringue over top. Increase heat to broil and brown the meringue topping. Remove from oven and cool before slicing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate