Yeast Dough Coffee Cake With Meringue
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3 large egg whites at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup A. Chopped dark chocolate, chopped dried cherries, and chopped B. Chopped dark chocolate, chopped dried cherries, and chopped Other Things:
Cocoa powder for dusting the cake
Powdered sugar for dusting the cake
Prepare the dough:
Add the eggs, and 1 cup (150 grams) flour. Mix for 2 more minutes.
Allow the dough to double in size, this takes anywhere from 40-60 minutes.
Prepare the filling:
I simply chopped up my chocolate chips, nuts, cherries, and crystallized ginger and set aside. I should also mention I did not combine anything. This made it easier to evenly cover the meringue with the filling ingredients.
Once the dough has doubled, make the meringue.
To make the meringue:
Once frothy, increase the speed to high and beat until foamy. Add the vanilla.
Slowly pour the sugar into the egg whites as they are beating. Continue until you have used all of the sugar, and you have a stiff glossy peaks in your meringue.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Spread on about half of the meringue, and fill with your choice of filling. Do not over fill!
Repeat with the second piece of dough.