Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 2010 Daring Baker's Challenge

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 is not my first time making a meringue but it was my first time making a Pavlova and boy was it challenging! I decided to try making a big pavlova like what they have here in Australia instead of small portions.


It turned out quite well after I took it out of the oven but the challenge was removing it from the baking paper without the crust cracking and breaking! It also started sinking when I piped the mascarpone mousse on the top so I decided dress it after slicing it into individual slices.


I was quite happy with the taste and it was also well received by my friends but I shall definitely look into how I can make a sturdier pavlova!

8 comments:

Linda V said...

I think that this recipe was meant for smaller meringue than a traditional Australian pavlova. Your version does look delicious.

Marcellina said...

Love your pics! I had a few problems with this challenge as well! Maybe the mousse was too heavy as we usually put whipped cream on pavs. Everyone enjoyed it at my end too. Oh well, only the cook knows the trouble behind the dish! Good work!

Audax said...

That looks so good and the recipe is so chocolatey. Nice photography also. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

Ruth H. said...

That looks amazingly good! Is it silly that I never would have thought to dress it after slicing? Can I coe over next time you make this? It looks tasty...! Great job!

Maranda said...

That looks wonderful! I should have made one large one, maybe mine would have turned out better. Great job on the challenge!

Deeba PAB said...

Well done on the challenge, and also brilliant idea to slice it before dressing. Must remember it for when I make a large pav. Your dessert plate looks YUM!!

Aparna said...

YOur pavalova looks very pretty. I made small ones but I'm going to make a big one when I do next time.

Renata said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Well done!