Chocolate Pavlovas with Chocolate Mascrapone Mousse

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.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Chocolate Pavlovas with Chocolate Mascrapone Mousse

  1. Megan says:

    a naturally GF recipe for DB is great! and the fact that your DH appreciated them!

  2. Thanks Cheryl. Two 4 mile hikes and kayaking around the lake to lose a few more pounds this week and I think I just gained them back.

  3. Esther says:

    Those look really good. We loved them too and while I agree that brown on brown is really hard to make look good they go so well with berries and taste so great I think we can forgive them that 🙂

  4. As long as it’s chocolate, brown on brown looks pretty amazing to me!

  5. Wendy,
    Wow, that sounds like fun!

    yes, I agree the berries do fix the ‘brown-ness’

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