This weeks recipe for Tuesday's with Dorie was Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise and it was chosen by Andrea of Andrea In The Kitchen. I was so undecided about making this recipe. The picture looked delicious but I have not always been successful with meringues. Plus it has been raining and really humid here for the past week, not the best conditions for making meringues. I had just about decided against it when I saw pineapple happened to be on sale this week at the store. OK, I guess that was a sign I need to make the Dacquoise. OK, maybe just half a recipe.
This recipe is not hard to make but it takes some time. I realized that the Dacquoise first had to cook for 3 hours but I failed to read through and see the chilling times. I baked this on Friday afternoon and didn't finish it until Sunday. I made three 6 inch square meringues and a third of the recipe for the white chocolate ganache. This makes such an elegant dessert. The broiled pineapple, ganache, and coconut were so good together!
I didn't have a problem baking the meringues. They turned out very nice. The only problem I had was toasting the coconut just a bit long. The verdict-I'm really glad that I decided to make Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise.