May 27, 2011

Chocolate Marquise : You're fancy, huh?

When I first read about the Daring Bakers Challenge I was flabbergasted.  There were so many steps! So many places to falter and so many ingredients! I'm not going to lie, it took me several days to wrap my head around this recipe in all its egg glory, but once I did, lord help me I have been covering EVERYTHING in rum caramel sauce. (Don't stand still too long I might cover you in it next!)

Dark Chocolate Marquise with raspberry coulis, vanilla bean meringue, rum caramel and lemon scented spiced almonds

Please go to for the recipe.  The only changes I made was add vanilla beans to the meringue, and rum instead of tequila in the marquise and the caramel.
I served this dish after gumbo and my friends proceeded to make themselves pretty much ill on it.  It was so rich and some of them *might* have eaten two servings.  I wasn't sure what to expect with the marquise but the best way I could describe it is a really rich frozen boozy chocolate pudding. Even after serving double desserts to 6 people and two half people (aka kids) I had a whole pan of the marquise goodness in my freezer and the next week I played around with the leftovers.

This was my take on a rocky road marquise! Toasted Marshmallow, rum caramel, toasted coconut, dark chocolate marquise and peanuts and mini chocolate chips.  SA said the toasted marshmallow was weird but I enjoyed the chewy texture!
Thanks again to Emma and Jenny! This was a fantastic challenge and one I am sure I will keep in the back of my mind when I need a bit fancier of a dessert!
Blog-checking lines: 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.

the marquise massacre!


bekah said...

I *might* have been one of the friends who made herself ill on a second helping of this stuff. It was amazing! A combo of 3 of my favorite things- chocolate, booze and nuts. Yes, the lemons almonds were fantastic. I'm so blessed to be a tester dummy!

kouky said...

superbe réalisation!! j'adore ta présentation ! bon dimanche!!

Bourbonnatrix said...

I love the marquise massacre plate!!! totally awesome!

Koci said...

I have to agree, chocolate marquise is pretty addictive stuff. Not to mention all those cool variations! Yum!

Reeni said...

So rich and delectable! I wouldn't mind getting sick on it!

Christine's Pantry said...

Great post!

Megan Bennett said...

Oh, this certainly looks intimadating! But really yummy.