The difficulty in this recipe lies most with getting them to look as beautiful as the picture in the book. Being slightly artistic in nature…I couldn’t wait to try. And I was so disappointed when I fell short. But on a brighter note…they tasted great, and the attempt was fun anyway. Here’s the pic….
Truly beautiful ! The first problem I had was that I only had 1 mold (containing 6 demispheres) . I improvised for the other 6, (it made 12) by substituting another disc mold. These beauties consist of chocolate mousse resting on a disc of chocolate-hazelnut crunch, which in turn rests on a disc of almond dacquoise (meringue, remember?). All of this is covered in a chocolate glaze, with hazelnut frosting piped around it. Here are mine….
As you can see, my dacquoise discs turned out too big. I felt it was too dangerous to try to cut them. They probably would have been destroyed, and I would have had to remake them. Quite frankly, now that we are in the topmost difficulty level, and the recipes take so much time and effort; you may be seeing more of my original flaws, since it is more daunting to think about remaking things !