This is from their Christmas card, which arrived in the mail the other day. It said “Hoping You Segway Into A Happy New Year.” Now you love them too, right? But you can’t have them…they are MINE. All mine.
Anyway, Janet and I are sisters-in-chocolate, so I knew whatever I made had to have a serious dose of that, and of course nothing says Christmas like peppermint. So the bottom of the cake is basically a round circle of homemade brownie. The top is a chocolate peppermint meringue which gets swirled onto the baked brownie layer and baked for another 20 minutes or so until it is softly hardened into meringue. Don’t be afraid of the meringue part – it’s super-easy.
You make this deliciousness in a spring-form pan, so that when you are ready to serve it you just pop open the sides, lift off the top of the pan, and slide the bottom onto a pretty plate. Simple as simple can be!
The center of the meringue will sink just a little bit – not to worry about that part, it’s supposed to be that way. Slice it up and give each person a serving of chewy brownie, airy meringue, peppermint chocolate scrumptiousness. It’s the perfect festive holiday treat for those folks who make you feel merry all year round!
Adapted just a bit from Everyday Food