What’d You Do Last Weekend?

  • feature link
  • feature link
  • feature link
  • feature link

Chocolate Marquise - Diabolique!

Chocolate Marquise

At long last, it’s finally time to spring our big dessert surprise on our Daring (and Darling) Bakers! May is just about time for fresh fruits and ice creams, but before we embrace summertime completely, we wanted to bring you an absolutely over-the-top chocolate dessert – just in time for summer (and any other chocoholic celebrations).

Emma of CookCraftGrow and I, Jenny of Purple House Dirt, met while in pastry school nearly a decade ago, and ever since we’ve been baking together whenever we have a chance. Many years ago we worked side-by-side at a local restaurant where we learned this dessert, a chocolate marquise, and because it was unlike anything we’d learned in school, we kept it in our repertoires for truly special occasions. When we learned we’d be hosting a Daring Bakers challenge, we knew this was the dessert to share with all the other bakers willing to take it on.

Why is this dessert so special? Well, for starters, it’s rare for us to meet anyone who’s even heard of a marquise, much less tasted one. Nobody makes this dessert anymore. I found a recipe for it in a professional pastry curriculum, but I’ve almost never seen it in mainstream cookbooks, and rarely is it written about online (although there seem to be plenty of photographs). We’d better share it if we want to keep it alive.

It’s also a fairly involved dessert, if you make all of the components. Imagine a cube of spicy and creamy chocolate resting on a tuft of something that tastes like burnt marshmallow cream, drizzled with tequila caramel, spicy nuts, and some cacao nibs. Yum. But take away all of those accoutrements, and you have a lot of technique in these recipes, things you may not get to do every day. When was the last time you worked with a frozen mousse? Boiled meringue? 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.

This dessert has many, many components. The complete recipe is posted on the Daring Bakers site, and is available in halved and quartered amounts, as well as in a vegan version.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Great ideas.

You are good in making such amazing dessert. Education plays an important role in our part of the world the every next people struggle for the studies and now a days it is a very important for our economical criteria. If we think about the personal essay writers they are good for students.

Thanks so very much for the

Thanks so very much for the excellent challenge! Mine ended up being delicious! I was thinking about doing a sort of baked alaska type dessert with the same methods like the cooked sugar mousse, but I want to flavor it strawberry. Do you have any ideas for how to flavor it and still get the same great mousse?clothing manufacturer

You share this attractive and

You share this attractive and reliable information with everyone and its great to read it.
Girl Games | Kizi 2

This is additionally the time

This is additionally the time that you ought to get truly genuine about living up to expectations off the additional calories you've, unavoidably, overcome with the greater part of the taste testings. Hit the exercise center, try for general strolls, or head to a Zumba class – it will help to decrease any wedding arranging anxiety you're bearing, as well.


While it's wonderful that

While it's wonderful that they're full of excitement you have to allow it to be obvious what your wishes are you and your fianc. wedding ideas I believe it's better to possess a rough concept of the marriage you would like before even discussing the proposal story regarding avoid an excessive amount of imagination of ones own or buddies.

Our commitment is to provide

Our commitment is to provide our customers the best shopping experience possible with our personalized customer service at a safe and secure environment. We proudly stand behind the quality of products that we sell because we believe in providing our customers the best quality and affordable fine watches together with excellent customer service

Strawberry Marquise?

Thanks so very much for the excellent challenge! Mine ended up being delicious! I was thinking about doing a sort of baked alaska type dessert with the same methods like the cooked sugar mousse, but I want to flavor it strawberry. Do you have any ideas for how to flavor it and still get the same great mousse?

Even so the main target is

Even so the main target is with bills that may direct nys on the best way to manage the revolutionary health rules. www.coimbrahealth.org

In line with data on the

In line with data on the National Health and Examination Customer survey, 34% on the U. Ohydrates. adult people and somewhere around 17% connected with children in addition to adolescents previous 2-19 a long time, are too heavy. www.crphealth.org

Genghis Bbq has joined with

Genghis Bbq has joined with Professional medical City Medical, a across the country accredited hospital within Dallas, Colorado front range, to carry Genghis Bbq fans quarterly cardiovascular system healthy formulas options. www.healthynchospitals.org

If you're looking at the

If you're looking at the Houston real estate market with the idea of finding and buying your dream home, you're on the right track. The Houston market provides plenty of choices, excellent prices and the timing for buying couldn't be better than right now. www.dreamestate.asia

Insurance is a complex

Insurance is a complex subject for most people. However, by just knowing few simple tips you can save lot of money in your annual premium. www.alternativeinsurance.net

It's spring, and young man's

It's spring, and young man's fancy turns to getting a new car. Well - that might not be the right quote, but it's true! But if you want a new ride, you need to pick up a cheap insurance plan to protect it. www.cheapinsuranceplan.net

From the knowledge behind the

From the knowledge behind the innovation, to the execution of a community-driven business plan, The Hic-Cup Ltd. exemplifies how embracing our simple humanity can work for business. www.businessinfusion.net

This is a review of Vick

This is a review of Vick Strizheus' High Traffic Academy which is being written to give the readers an inside look at his internet marketing training program. Taking a look inside his program will help you to decide for yourself if this is the right choice for you. www.web-academy.asia

This fifth and final

This fifth and final installment of the "Get Smart Before You Start" mini business series covers important concepts to consider for your business. So far in this series we have discussed orientation to the series, research, planning, testing and finally this Managing business operations. www.getsmart.asia

thenks for submit

I have been in look for of some information about it almost three time. You served me a lot indeed and analyzing this your publish I have found many new and useful information about this topic.

Our enticing garments are

Our enticing garments are made from top-quality fabric that is guaranteed to last. Add spark to the bedroom with our bra and skirt sets available in a variety of colors. sparxx rx

Whether you are starting a

Whether you are starting a new bar business, hotel or restaurant; or whether you are merely setting up a home bar, getting stocked up can be quite challenging. Carlotta Wine & Spirit Bar

Reply to comment | Purple House Dirt

A couple days ago, while I was at school, my annoying little nephew stole
my new iphone to test her ridiculous theory to see if it could survive
a twenty five feet drop, just so he can be a little prankster and upload
it onto youtube in hopes of becoming famous. My apple ipad is now completely worthless
and after all that, he only got 40 views. Im aware and I know this is totally off the subject here but I had to
share it somewhere and with someone!

Also visit my web site investment advisor

Strawberry Mousse Parfait, perhaps?

Hi Ana!
You know, there might be another way to approach a strawberry flavor. Instead of starting with the marquise recipe, do a search on strawberry mousse parfait. The marquise is basically a rich chocolate mousse that's been frozen, so I don't know why the same approach couldn't be taken with a strawberry mousse. I found a recipe on epicurious.com for one - and rather than serving it as soon as it was done, I'd try freezing it in the same way you did the chocolate marquise. I bet it would firm up the same way and then soften when defrosted. You could even coat it in powdered sugar, or if you're feeling a little crazy, you could grind up freeze-dried strawberries (into a powder) and coat with those. It would certainly be brightly colored!

That would likely be the approach I'd take. Maybe later this summer I'll give this a try and will post my results too.

Good luck - if you give it a try, let me know how it goes!

Thank you - great choice!

Thanks so much for choosing such a wonderful dessert, and for taking the time with all the details instructions and photos! This was a great first challenge for me, and I look forward to many more together!

Thank you for inspiring all

Thank you for inspiring all of us! I learned so much in this challenge. And your version looks wonderful, of course. :)


... this Seattle folk knows of what you talk about


This is just heavenly. It looks so great and what a wonderful challenge. I just heard about this daring bakers challenge but I sure hope I can start joining ya'll! Great idea and awesome dessert!

I am appreciating it very

I am appreciating it very much! Looking forward to another great blog. Good luck to the author! all the best!.

Daring Bakers Challenge

Thank you so much for hosting the charming Marquise Meringue Challenge. I learned so much while making it. Yours looks absolutely fantastic. I am still in love with it, although platonic love, as now the lovely marquise - and her royal companies- are resting on the sweet memories of my guests.

AWESOME DB Challenge!

Thank you so much for the awesome recipe you shared with us over on the Daring Baker's Challenge. I can already tell this will become one of my most favorite all time recipes to both make and eat! While there were lots of ingredients the recipe was easy to follow and the photos were a great help to guide us along the way. It's so uncommon that most people I know had no idea what a marquise was, neither did I, but we all know now and we LOVE it!

Thank you so much for such a

Thank you so much for such a wonderful crunchy, smooth, cool, warm, salty, sweet challenge! It was one of the best we've made so far :D

Awesome challenge!

I can't thank you enough for this challenge - not only was it fantastically delicious, but it inspired such creativity among all who attempted it, and I think it made each of us really feel like a pro, even just for a little while. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Great Challenge!

Thanks for a great challenge recipe . . . a wonderful recipe that was a huge hit.

Thank you for a wonderful challenge

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful challenge...it was truly an amazing experience and a wonderful recipe to add to the recipe book and use in special occasions...
You were super kind and helpful..

Thanks so much for hosting

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge for us! It was my first one and it was definitely challenging. :-D

EUFA Champs League is

EUFA Champs League is celebrated football league held per year, where champions of each and every European usa leagues from property are group through this awesome UEFA Tournament League towards play some win typically the trophy which may declare them the right Football Organization of The world. www.scorespro.com

jogos de moto

WOW! As a member of a

WOW! As a member of a chocoholic household, we all thank you! Yours looks stunning, of course...that caramel is outrageously delicious! Thank you for hosting this fabulous challenge :)

Thanks for such a fun

Thanks for such a fun challenge this month! You did such a great job. Best, sandie

Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for introducing us to this amazing desser! This is something I never would have dreamed to make at home, and I am so glad that you provided us with the opportunity and the support. You were a fabulous host, and I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future!!!

Thanks for the Challenge

Thank you for hosting this month's challenge! So far--this is my favorite for 2011!

Thank you for such a great

Thank you for such a great challenge this month! I really enjoyed making the marquise and all its bits and pieces.

Thank you!

What a fun challenge! Thanks for being such a great hostess and introducing us to this heavenly dessert. :)

Wonderful Challenge!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Jenny, you chose an amazing dessert for hosting, I would never have done it otherwise. You were such a wonderful hostess, supportive and encouraging, not to say inspiring. I wasn't very active in the forum this month, life just got in the way, but I checked each and everyone and I'm sure all of us learned tons of things this month. You did a brilliant job and your marquise is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!!

Thank you so much for the

Thank you so much for the challenge! This dessert was totally new to me, and glad I got to make it. And I love your plating. Looks like a sugar and chocolate explosion! LOVE

Realy enjoyed the Chocolate

Realy enjoyed the Chocolate Marquise, thank you Jenney for hosting the May challenge.


Jenny, thanks for hosting this month's wonderful challenge. Enjoy it so much... Bravo!!

What to say..!

really thanks for hosting this month challenge..! enjoying.. So much Bro

Text Books


Electronic Gadgets

Islamic Apps

Islamic Devices

Excellent challenge

Thank you for hosting this month. This was an excellent challenge. Your marquise looks divine.

agen bola tangkas

Betting is one of the most famous sports online which is you don't need to go on biggest casino hotels to bet but you only need to register on selected or trusted website and bet any games you like.!

agen bola tangkas....................

agen bola sbobet..................................