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Blackberry and Nutella Dacquoise – GBBO technical bake 8

October 8, 2013

I’m specialising in “technical bake made simple”. I know a dacquoise should have a creme mousseline and be iced all the way around but I wasn’t going to manage that and it would have been too rich for a mid-week munch. So, this is my down-beat dacquoise.

meringue dacquoise blackberry and nutella

Lovely layers

Blackberry and Nutella Dacquoise

5 egg whites
150g caster sugar
Pinch salt
1 tsp white wine vinegar
90g ground almonds
360g icing sugar
180g unsalted butter
2 tbsp nutella
small punnet of blackberries

This amount will make enough for a dinner plate sized dacquoise, I made lots of mini ones to allow for error.

nutlla icing blackberry meringue cake

Who need mousseline when you’ve got nutella?

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks
Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar, salt and vinegar under stiff and glossy.
Split the mixture into two bowls 2/3rds and 1/3rd.
Fold the almonds into the 2/3rds.
Spoon the mixutre into piping bags and pipe snake like rounds out of each kind or meringue onto baking paper
Bake at 170C for about 25mins or under golden and firm.

Beat the butter and icing sugar together until really pale and fluffy. Then beat the nutella in.
Pipe the icing between the layers, putting a row of blackberries around the edge and in the middle (depending on how much you like fruit – I had fruit refusers to think about)

As always, you can see all the bloggers who are baking along with GBBO by checking out the “Great Blogger Bake Off” hosted by The Crazy Kitchen and Mummy Mishaps and also the link up over at Bakers Anonymous

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2013 9:38 pm

    nutella is great for adding to recipes and it works so well in so many too! this looks great and a fab dessert to whip up for a mid week posh pud. thanks for linking up x

  2. October 8, 2013 10:20 pm

    that looks great – perfect for a midweek munch! I love Nutella…we get through loads…I have stockpiled the glasses!

  3. October 8, 2013 11:00 pm

    oh yummy that is inspiring blackberries and nutella i think that is one to try

  4. October 10, 2013 7:35 am

    That looks wonderful!

  5. October 10, 2013 10:42 pm

    I too went for the down-beat version! Yours looks wonderful and I love the flavours, especially the nutella 😉

  6. October 11, 2013 11:19 am

    I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s GOBO bakes! But the question…who will win? I’m all over ‘Team Beca’!!

  7. October 12, 2013 4:55 pm

    This is my kind of dessert! Looks beautiful, and yummy.

  8. October 13, 2013 5:32 pm

    Wow! Great job 🙂

  9. October 13, 2013 8:10 pm

    So many recipes using nutella at the minute – great idea and I love blackberries 🙂

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