I must confess, at first I wanted to skip this challenge. Too complicated and what the heck should I do with a recipe that uses 15 eggs!!! Neither we are The Waltons nor do I run a restaurant! Fortunately Audax adapted the recipe into more reasonably-sized portions.
I just made the mandatory items, which were the marquise and the meringue.
I have to admit it was easier to make than it thought. I don’t like Tequila, so I use Hazelnut liqueur instead and as I don’t have a blowtorch, I used the grill function of the Steamwave for the torched meringue.
I love the marquise, it’s a kind of frozen chocolate mousse. The meringue however doesn’t meet my taste. It was too chewy and also a little bit runny. Perhaps because I used the grill and not a blowtorch?
The May 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Emma of CookCraftGrow and Jenny of Purple House Dirt. They chose to challenge everyone to make a Chocolate Marquise. The inspiration for this recipe comes from a dessert they prepared at a restaurant in Seattle.