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Coffee and chestnut meringue cake

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Post  Errata on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:03 pm

Coffee and chestnut meringue cake


For the chocolate cake
12 free-range eggs
350g/12oz caster sugar
250g/9oz plain flour
100g/3½oz cocoa powder
85g/3oz butter, melted, plus extra for greasing

For the coffee mousse
400ml/14fl oz double cream
5 tbsp cold strong coffee
3 tbsp icing sugar, sieved
250g/9oz mascarpone, softened

For the chestnut mousse
250g/9oz mascarpone
225g/8oz sweetened chestnut purée
300ml/10fl oz double cream
6-8 tbsp brandy
4-6 large meringue nests, crumbled

For the Italian meringue
225g/8oz caster sugar
100ml/3½fl oz water
4 free-range eggs, whites only

Preparation method
1.For the chocolate cake, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and line the base of a 25cm/10in loose-bottomed cake tin.

2.Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl for 4-5 minutes, or until thick and pale.

3.Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a separate bowl then gently fold them into the egg and sugar mixture until just combined and stir in the melted butter.

4.Spoon the mixture into the cake tin, lightly smoothing over the top. Place the tin onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until the cake has risen and is springy to the touch. Remove from the oven, allow to cool briefly then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

5.For the coffee mousse, place the cream, coffee and icing sugar into a bowl and whisk to soft peaks.

6.Beat the mascarpone in a bowl until very smooth then fold the cream mixture into the mascarpone until just combined.

7.For the chestnut mousse, place the mascarpone and chestnut purée into a small processor and blend until smooth.

8.Whip the double cream until soft peaks form then fold in the chestnut mixture until just combined.

9.For the Italian meringue, place the sugar and water into a pan and slowly bring to the boil until the syrup reaches 110C/230F on a sugar thermometer.

10.At this stage, whisk the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer until firm peaks form when the whisk is removed.

11.Continue heating the sugar syrup and as soon as it reaches 121C/250F remove the pan from the heat.

12.Immediately resume whisking the egg whites with the beater at its lowest speed then pour in the sugar syrup in a steady stream. (CAUTION: Ensure the syrup is clear of the beaters to prevent it being splashed on your hands.)

13.Continue beating for about five minutes or until the meringue is tepid.

14.To assemble, cut the chocolate cake horizontally into five pieces, placing the bottom piece onto the serving plate.

15.Spoon over 1-2 tbsp of the brandy then spread over half the coffee mousse then scatter over a quarter of the crumbled meringue nests.

16.Place another piece of sponge on top, sprinkle with another 1-2 tbsp brandy then spread with half the chestnut mousse another quarter of the meringue.

17.Repeat these layers, finishing with a layer of sponge.

18.Spread the Italian meringue over the sides and top of the sponge stack, forking the meringue to make little peaks.

19.Using a blow torch, glaze the meringue until just golden-brown

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Post  Mileeba on Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:11 am

It looks very complicated and I dont own a sugar thermometer and not that keen on merignes. Added it to my baking folder and plan to make the cake and use the chestnut and marscapone cream as the filling. Might not work but then again just might be fantastic.

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Post  Orchidee on Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:22 pm

What is the difference between Italian meringue and normal?

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