Life's to those who dare! Would you try this blondie made with smoked chocolate, mayonnaise and beer syrup? Think it sounds strange? You are right but damned this smokey blondie rocks! Served with some mint and vanilla ice it's a match made in heaven! Are you a daredevil?
Prepare a cold smoke generator with hickory smokedust and put it in a smoker (or cardboard box). Light the smokedust with a firetorch and blow out the flame. Put the chocolate on a grid far enough from the cold smoker to prevent from melting and smoke for 4hrs. minimum. Make sure the temperature doesn't go above 20°C/68°F.
Put a baking pan on the fire and fill it with water. Put a fireproof bowl in the water to melt the smoked white chocolate (au bain marie). Meanwhile grease a fireproof cake mold with butter.
Take a large bowl and mix through the sifted flour, cacao powder and baking powder. Take another bowl to beat up the eggs, vanilla sugar and caster sugar until it's peaky.
Add the molten white chocolate with the mayonnaise and walnuts and gently mix it under the beaten eggs. Add the flour mixture and mix gently until you get a solid dough.
Pour the dough in the cake tin and put in a preheated BBQ (temp 160°C/320°F) for 30-40 minutes. You'll need an indirect heat source blocking the radiation heat from touching foor even cooking. You can use a heat deflector for this.
The cake is ready when the dough doesn't stick to your skewer when pulling it back from the middle of the cake.
While the cake is cooling down you can make yourself a beer syrup following this recipe. You can chose the beer you want but make sure it's not too hoppy or strong! For this recipe a fruit beer works best!
Drizzle some of the beer syrup on top of the cake before serving. It will run into the Mayo blondie and spread it's lovely flavor.