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 had so many plans for this challenge again: something with white chocolate, something with lots of fruit, a vegan pavlova with vegan chocolate mousse for my daughter’s birthday party at her daycare center (one of the boys in her group is highly allergic to virtually anything edible, even soy), but again, I ran out of time and made something more simple, though not less beautiful, for the party: an (almost) vegan butterfly cake. So it was only yesterday that I started to make the challenge recipe which you can find here.
I was lucky, though, that everything went smoothly. The chocolate meringues were really yummy as was the chocolate mascarpone mousse. I have to admit, though, that the combination of both was a little too heavy on the chocolate side. I’m a chocoholic, so it must be really chocolaty for me to say that. Also, for my tastebuds there was too much cream in the recipes. I added some raspberries to the dessert so it got a little fruity note which was really good with all that chocolate. I did like it, but probably won’t make the whole assembly again. I’ll definitely save the chocolate meringue recipe for future use, though. SO delicious!
Thanks, Dawn, for a really nice challenge!