Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut-Roasted Pineapple DacquoiseJune 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, layer cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 35 Comments
Wow. I almost thought this Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise wasn’t going to get done, but I really wanted to give props to Andrea in the Kitchen and the Aussie contingent of TWD, so I busted the recipe out this morning.
If you’re wondering what exactly this is, it’s a cake made from layers of crisp almond-coconut meringue. It’s filled with a softly-whipped white chocolate ganache and pineapple slices. Sounds good, right? It’s not hard to make, but there’s a fair amount of wait-time involved, so it did take awhile from start to finish. I made a half recipe of the meringue layers and a just third of the ganache.
I totally of get a kick out of how retro this thing looks. I know that dacquoise meringue is used as a building block for many classic French desserts, but I think this particular cake looks like it belongs at a 70’s dinner party, which instantly makes me love it! I do have to admit that since I just assembled it about an hour ago, my dacquoise is still sitting in the fridge– uncut and untasted. I have taste-tested all the components separately, though, and I do think the final product will be a hit! I’m looking forward to a chilled slice tonight…probably with a few raspberries thrown around the plate.