My plan to eat my way through the dessert counter at Simply Biscotti is still in play. I met friends there recently and we each enjoyed a sweet after lunch. Two of chose the dacquoise, one of their new desserts. Have you ever heard of a dacquoise? I hadn’t. If you look around on the internet you will see multiple types with different fillings and toppings. It is a general term for a style of cake of merinque layers with cream or other fillings basically. Here’s just one of many:
I read about someone who saw Julia Child making a dacquoise cake on her television show. It was iced with buttercream. She said the joy of the cake was you could slice a piece off the end and enjoy it, then re-ice the cake and your guests would be none the wiser.
At Simply Biscotti, you are served an individual dacquoise, the layers of meringue with praline cream filling. The topping is lightly toasted almonds. The result is a variety of textures, some sweetness, some crunchy, some creamy and all very good. This dessert might have to be tested twice. Only because I want to report accurately. I now plan to make a dacquoise. It will likely be a cake where you can eat some before company arrives and then cover it up. Have you ever had or made a dacquoise? What did you think of it?