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:

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19 min.25 min.44 min.
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Step by step recipe

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

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

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

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

Stage 4
Almond dacquoise
Your dacquoise dough is ready.

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

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

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

Stage 8 - 25 min.
Almond dacquoise
Cook for around 25 minutes without opening the oven door, otherwise the dacquoise is very likely to fall completely flat.
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.
1 or 2 days in an airtight tin.
After Pierre Hermé (simplified).
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,712 Kcal or 7,168 Kj36 gr206 gr83 gr
86 %14 %19 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
357 Kcal or 1,495 Kj8 gr43 gr17 gr
18 %3 %4 %3 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 500 g : 3.95 €

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Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Marzipan (almond paste), Stuffed prunes, Calissons, X-Files cookies, Coconut paste, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arlesian Biscuits, Marzipan (almond paste), Chocolate madeleines, Fruit crumble, Calissons, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to add beaten eggs whites to a mixture, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Walnut paste, Croute à thé, Butter cream, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate eclairs, Valay-Brest, Eggs meurette, Clementine Creamy, Nougat, ... All
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