Beware, because I’m pretty sure you can get calories from just reading the name or looking at the pictures. Oh, the sacrifices we make for art!
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
I am very glad to be getting back to making DB challenges. The last few haven’t been possible for a variety of reasons, and I missed the fun of it.
So…wow. What a beautiful treat, and it paired well with gobs of raspberries that have been growing here. I decided to make my own mascrapone, since I’ve got it down by now. I sprinkled the zest ontop because…errr…I forgot to add it to the mousse and I figured I’d improvise. I made half the amount of mousse, and it STILL seemed like an excessive amount. But DH LOVED these babies and the premade treats kept well in the fridge despite the pavlovas getting a little soft.
Many thanks for a naturally GF recipe. I made it as directed–just using orange zest for lemon. My only complaint was the brown on brown is just not an attractive combo, or I couldn’t find a way to disguise it. But hey, the taste more than made up for it!
Please do check out what all the rest of the Daring Bakers put together for this challenge.