For this week’s TWD, Andrea of Andrea In The Kitchen picked Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise.
This week TWD recipe was probably the most intense recipe I’ve ever made and the most time consuming. Dorie advises you not to try to make this recipe when it’s humid out because some of the recipe won’t hold together. Unfortunately it was very humid here over Father’s Day weekend, so I had some trouble with this recipe.
The first problem I had was that I couldn’t get the meringue to form correctly at all. I ended up having to use puff pasty for this part of the recipe because the dessert was for dinner Saturday night and I didn’t have enough time to go out and buy more ingredients to attempt the meringue again. Secondly I had a lot of trouble trying to get the ganache tofirm. Thankfully by the time the recipe was able to chill in the fridge the ganache turned out great!
Everyone loved this recipe! The roasted pineapple’s were so yummy I found it really hard not to eat them as I was layering the daquoise. I felt that this recipe had enough coconut in it ,so I didn’t add coconut around the edges of the daquoise.