Monday, June 22, 2009

TWD: Roasted Pineapple Coconut Daquoise

When I first bought Baking: From My Home To Yours almost a year ago and started flipping through it, this recipe caught my eye. The photo in the book in stunning! Gorgeous layers of roasted pineapple, white chocolate ganache, and coconut called out to me. This was probably the top recipe for me in terms of what I definately HAD to make. I couldn't wait for it to be picked for the group!

You can imagine my excitement when I saw that it was on the list for June recipes! Of course, you would also think that since it was something that I had wanted to make for so long that I would've set aside enough time for it. That's not the case. Between all the travelling we've been doing, family outings, Father's Day Thanksgiving, and life in general, I didn't start making this until yesterday afternoon. Not good when the daquoise needs to cook for 3 hours and the entire dessert needs to chill for 4 hours.


I saw on the P&Q thread that someone was considering using puff pastry instead of making the daquoise. I had puff pastry in the freezer and decided that as much as I wanted to make the recipe as written, I just didn't have the time to do it this month.




I think that the puff pastry worked amazingly well! I did quarter the recipe for all the other components since the dessert would have to be eaten immediately after assembly (puff pastry gets soggy fast!).


The white chocolate ganache was Nathan's favorite part of the dessert. He told me I could just make the filling and give it to him in a bowl with a spoon. We both enjoyed the completed dessert as well. It was AMAZING! I will make this dessert over and over again! I plan on trying it with the daqouise soon, but if you are short on time and want the flavor, use puff pastry. It won't disappoint!


Thanks to Andrea of Andrea in the Kitchen for chosing this yummy treat! Check out her blog for the recipe and head over to the blogroll to see this amazing dessert!

21 comments:

Flourchild said...

Aww super you al love it! It was a fun and different dessert to make forsure!

Clivia said...

I'm so glad you tried the puff pastry and it worked out so well. Looks great!

The Mortensens said...

Great short cut! You should definitely try the daquoise some time soon. It's really yummy!

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful job.

Ingrid said...

That looks and sounds amazing! I've wanted to try roasted (grilled) pineapple. Jalen would be like your honey wanting a bowl and spoon for the filling as he's a HUGE white chocolate fan!
~ingrid

finsmom said...

Yours turned out beautifully!

Megan said...

It's nice to hear that your husband loved it so much! And kudos to you for using puff pastry instead of the meringue. Much less fussy!

SUGAR B said...

I am so glad you tried it out anyway with the puff pastry! You are a true warrior baking princess that way.

That white chocolate ganache does sound amazing and yours look so tasty!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad it was a success for you. Great sub!

margot said...

Using the puff pastry was a great way to save time and it looks like it worked really well! That white chocolate ganache was so good!

Michele said...

I also used puff pastry to save time. Yours looks so tasty!

Sarah said...

I saw that post about trying the puff pastry, I'm glad it worked. I made a pineapple upside-down cake instead of the dacquoise - I just don't love meringue - but now that I know there is an alternative out there, I'll definitely make this dessert. Great job!

vibi said...

What a nice swith... puff pastry. Must have been a lot less sweet! For this was almost unedible, it was sooooo sweet!

Nice going, Christine! Good thinking!

Karine said...

Tropical flavors with white chocolate.... it must be amazing!

lasinthekitchen said...

Your dacquoise looks really delicious! It's nice to know you can use puff pastry as a quick sub too! I didn't plan well either and I just finished all the components but have to do the assembly still!

teresa said...

oh wow, delicious! i especially love the white chocolate ganache.

Maria said...

Nice job on this one!

Leslie said...

Great idea to sub puff pastry for the meringue...it definitely makes this an easier dessert to make (and still gives great flavor).

AmyRuth said...

What a super "Christine's playing around!" I love the option of PP. I would have never thought of that. However, I haven't made it to date. Not a huge white chocolate fan so I need some peeps to eat it. :-)
Glad you sweet husband enjoyed.
AmyRuth

Susan @ SGCC said...

Eight different fillings! Boy, am I impressed! Your tarts all look so beautiful! I love the fillings you used. What great combinations of flavors! Simply heavenly!

Lori said...

The other day I was looking through Dories book and I saw this. I am actually going to post it today but I changed it up quite a bit. I made it for Fathers Day. Then I see it all over - how funny is that. I wish I could have stayed in it-but way too many sweets. It was killing me.

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