Almond dacquoise


Almond dacquoise
A dacquoise is a sort of almond meringue that can be eaten like a biscuit or can be used as the base of more sophisticated desserts.
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Last modified on: June 28th 2011

For 500 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 250 g 500 g 1 kg 1 kg 500 g

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.25 min.44 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Beat 5 egg whites, incorporating 2 tablespoons caster sugar halfway through, then 150 g icing sugar when they are stiff.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Tip 150 g ground almonds into the meringue.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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Fold in the ground almonds gently.

Stage 4
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Your dacquoise dough is ready.

Stage 5
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You can pipe biscuits with a forcing bag like finger biscuits.

Stage 6
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Or spread the mixture into one big flat biscuit with a metal spatula.

Stage 7
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You can also make pistachio dacquoise by replacing the ground almonds with ground pistachios.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
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Cook for around 25 minutes without opening the oven door, otherwise the dacquoise is very likely to fall completely flat.

Remarks

Another possible flavour: the almonds can be replaced with hazelnuts.

Important: the dacquoise dough is very sticky, so must be cooked on a non-stick baking sheet or a sheet of cooking parchment.

If you lose track of how many egg whites you have in your bowl, remember 1 egg white = 30 g approximately.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Pierre Hermé (simplified).

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond cream or frangipane, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Marzipan (almond paste), Moist chocolate cake, Amaretti, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Succès praliné (praline meringue), Chocolate almond cookies, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Brioche royale, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coconut tuiles, Pavlova, Brioche royale, Pistachio powder or paste, Financiers, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Real custard sauce (crème anglaise), Flaky chocolate brioche, Minted Melon, Tarte Normande, Chocolate eclairs, ... All

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