Sunday, June 27, 2010

Daring Baker: Chocolate Pavlovas

The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard.

This challenge was delicious. Yes, I had execution problems and it wound up to be not the prettiest dish ever, but it was still a win in taste.

So What happened:

This dish is basically a chocolate meringue cookie with a chocolate mouse filling and a drizzling of a cheese cream over the top.

I tried to turn it into one big Jelly roll type dessert. Unfortunately When cooking the meringue the edges became crispy before the center was fully cooked so i was unable to roll it properly. AND it fell apart when touched. So i decided to turn it into a trifle, then realized i didn't have a trifle bowl, so it became just a layered yummy dessert.

The recipe can be found here. The only changes I made were to add a bag of herbal raspberry tea to the meringue and omitted any of the alcohol.

Again, I can't emphasize enough how this for the most part was a fairly simple thing to make and was SUPER yummy.


Renata said...

Love the way you used your creativity to recover your dessert. It definitely must have been delicious!

Tori and Chad said...

I'm on a diet and PMSing and your brownies look extra deliciously sinful today!