Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TWD: Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise

Andrea of Andrea In The Kitchen chose Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise for this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe.

Oooh, fancy!!

This was not your "whip it up in no time with minimal fuss" dessert. Oh, no. There was serious time and labor involved, people, and sink-fulls of dirty dishes to prove it.

With this type of dessert, one has to question whether it was ultimately worth it. Well, let me lead you through the process and then I'll tell...

First we made dacquoise, a meringue with ground nuts and coconut folded in. The meringue was spread into three thin layers and baked for 3 hours in a low oven.


(I quartered the recipe and ended up with 3" by 6" pieces.)

Next, fresh pineapple is quartered, sprinkled with confectioners sugar, and broiled in the oven.




Finally, cream is heated to a boil and poured over white chocolate to form a thin ganache.


This is whisked, chilled thoroughly, and whipped to a soft peak. I have a lot of Guittard "white ribbons" hanging around and so used them, the white chocolate wannabees that they are.

Next came the fun part... layering. First meringue, then ganache, then pineapple. Times three. Rinse, lather, repeat.






Next, refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours. (I skipped the sprinkling of toasted coconut around the sides out of respect for my coconut-hating hubby.)

And after all that you get... the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters? in dessert form?


Is that funny or what? But no matter... this dessert was...

Darned GOOD!! if you're a pineapple and coconut fan that is. I loved it, my hubby did not. (My one tiny criticism was that it was messy to serve and eat.)



Yep, I'll go ahead and say that was worth it.

Thanks Andrea! I would have never tried this if you hadn't picked it.

18 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

wow ! it must be delicious reminds me of the tropics. Surely it s a very long process.

Steph said...

The frosting reminds me of a fluffy cloud! It looks delicious!

Leslie said...

Yours looks great! You're right, it was very tropical. Terrific idea to make a mini version.

Jessica said...

It looks so delicious and I'm glad that it was a win for you, even if your hubs didn't like it. I loved this, too. It was sort of like a little vacation on a plate.

chocolatechic said...

oooOOooooo

Your frosting looks fabulous.

Clivia said...

Beautiful - a waterfall of ganache. Yours makes me want to lick the plate.

Megan said...

Ha ha - Ghostbusters was on the other day - so to read your comparison to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man cracked me up!

Grace said...

first of all, roasted coconut sounds downright delicious. secondly, that dousing of ganache just makes me happy. :)

Beryl said...

Totally worth it! Yours looks great!

pinkstripes said...

Yes, it was messy to serve and eat--but it was very delicious!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

OMG this looks sooo delicious! I must make this soon!!!

carol-p said...

What beautifully smooth billowing filling! I liked the crispy meringue served as cookies with a dab of the filling better than the entire assembled cake. It was too sweet once all put together for me.

vibi said...

WOW! I love that picture of the uncut finished dessert... looks like an inviting pillow of goodness!

Gosh... I should have been at your place for that one! LOL

Beautiful Jacque! Very, very well made.

lasinthekitchen said...

Hee hee! Your dacquoise looks very stay puft! The ganache looks soo puffy! I still have to assemble mine but I'm hoping I'll like it - I'm not a coconut fan...

Teanna said...

That is the tastiest Stay Puft Marshmallow man EVER!!! That looks so good!

bakerchick103 said...

That looks really delicious!

Juliana said...

This is nice and very different...pina colada...looks yummie!

Ria said...

Ah! lovely combo! And you have made it so beautifully! :) Great Job!