- 4 medium eggs, separated + 1 egg, whole
- 1 pinch salt
- 220 g icing sugar (180 g + 40 g)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200 g chocolate couverture
- 150 g butter, unsalted
- 100 g ground almonds
Meringue crust brownies
Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.
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For the meringue crust
- Preheat the oven to 130ο C (270ο F) set to fan.
- Line a 32x25 cm baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add the egg whites and the salt into a mixer’s bowl and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 3-4 minutes, until they are fluffy.
- Lower the mixer’s speed to medium.
- Add 180 g of the sugar, in batches, by pouring about 1 tablespoon at a time.
- When all 180 g has been added, increase the mixer’s speed to high and beat for 5-6 more minutes.
- Add the cornstarch, the vinegar, the vanilla extract, and keep beating for 1 more minute.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer, transfer the mixture to the baking pan with a spatula, and spread it evenly.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- About 10 minutes before cooking time is up, prepare the filling.
For the filling
- Add the chocolate and the butter into a bowl placed over a pot with simmering water, being careful so that the water does not touch the bowl. Let the ingredients melt by stirring with a serving spoon.
- In a bowl whisk the egg yolks and the whole egg with the remaining 40 g sugar until they are fluffy, for 2-3 minutes.
- Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture into the yolks’ mixture, and whisk lightly until they are homogenized.
- Add the grounds almonds and mix well all of the ingredients.
- Remove the meringue from the oven and increase the oven’s temperature to 140ο C (280ο F) set to fan.
- Spread the chocolate mixture on top of the meringue, leaving a 2-3 cm gap all around its edges, and transfer to the oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let the brownie cool well before slicing it into pieces, and serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by