One of my cute nieces and she is rather cute came over for a visit and stayed most of the afternoon.
I had picked up some ready made mini meringues from the supermarket for a speedy dessert with fruit and whipped cream, but the niece hinted for brownies. I couldn't say no to that beautiful face.
We topped the Brownies with some mini meringues dubbed as snow.
She normally likes her brownies plain and pure, without fruit or any other fancy toppings, but was rather forgiving of these mini meringues. D thought it was a slightly odd combination, but welcomed them with a dollop of whipped cream.
I am sharing these with Tin and Thyme for We Should Cocoa .
Snow Capped Meringue Brownie Bites
Makes 1 x 8 inch square tin, cut about 9, even more if you cut them into smaller bites!
45g cocoa powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
225g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
55g self-raising flour
50g chocolate chips
Optional: mini meringues
Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180oc.
Line an 8 inch square tin with baking paper or grease well.
Melt the cocoa powder over gentle heat.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.
In a bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar, then stir into the cocoa mixture and vanilla.
Sift in the flour and fold in gently
Spread mixture into prepared pan and evenly top with the mini meringues.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until top is firm, but damp in centre.
Set aside to cool before slicing into bite size pieces.