Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise

Totally got the dates mixed up and made this recipe instead of Honey Peach Ice Cream, which was a totally bummer. Now I have my post all ready for next week though!

This weeks recipe was chosen by Andrea, of Andrea in the Kitchen. What a nightmare this was to make. I almost didn't do it just because of the fact that the meringue had to cook for 3 hours! I can't even remember the last time I spent 3 solid waking hours in my house at one time! No joke, I put it in the oven before I left for work, my husband rotated the trays for me before he left for work, and then my babysitter had to take it out when it was done. Two out of 3 meringues stuck to the pan so I had to cut the one I did have into thirds. My white chocolate whipping cream mixture never thickened so I had to add powdered sugar to it, my broiler wouldn't light for the pineapple, and then my coconut burnt while I was browning it. I think those are the only major disasters I had though.

It was very pretty and very sweet and tropical. Probably will never make it again, but I'm glad I rose to the challenge and got the experience.


Amanda said...

I ended up skipping and posted a rewind. Sorry you had problems, sounds like it tasted good though!

Eliana said...

The cake looks great. Too bad you didn't like it as much.

Ingrid said...

Oh, boy! At least it tasted good....it REALLY would have stunk had it not tasted good!

Heather said...

You persevered and got it done. It looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

Your dacquoise looks very pretty and elegant! Sorry you had a hard time with it!

Katrina said...

You're a better woman than me, getting this one done. It looks nice. I thought it seemed like TOO much. I did a TWD rewind for a simple muffin! You go! (Sorry after all you went through that you didn't care for it.)

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