Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Marquise au Chocolat - Tuesdays With Dorie

This week, Tuesdays with Dorie group members baking through the book Baking Chez Moi made Marquise au Chocolat, a decadent frozen chocolate mousse "cake" that dates back to the 17th century. 

Made by combining melted chocolate and butter with egg yolks and sugar, then lightening this with some cold whipped cream, this dessert was surprisingly easy to put together.
The mixture didn't quite fit into the 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" pan I'd prepared - I can personally attest to the fact that this is delicious even in its pre-frozen state ;) - which foiled my plans for a crumb crust, so I went the traditional route Dorie mentions and served it with Crème Anglaise (page 441) and a little Raspberry Coulis (page 449) as well, both excellent recipes from the same book.

We loved this! It had a deceptively light and velvety texture but was quite rich and über chocolatey. The vanilla sauce balanced it nicely and the fruit cut the richness a little. I made this for family and we enjoyed it over several days but this would make great dinner party fare since it can be made ahead and dressed up as you wish.

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19 comments:

Kayte said...

Wow, this is stunning with it presented in your sauce like that, very fancy!

Golden Life PHX said...

Love your presentation! Wish I had the patience for that-it looks beautiful!

Ryan said...

Nice job! Your creme anglaise and raspberry coulis look great!

Anonymous said...

Pretty!

Kathy said...

I agree…perfect for a dinner party! Yours looks incredibly beautiful! Love the presentation!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

SO pretty with the swirl of sauces. Brava on a job well done!!

Approaching Food said...

Looks gorgeous! Love that you can see the vanilla seeds in the crème Anglais, and the fact that the fruit cuts the richness a little is a plus!

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, your marquise looks so pretty! Serving it with the cream anglaise and the raspberry coulis looks so perfect and delicious! The swirls are very pretty!

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, your marquise looks so pretty! Serving it with the cream anglaise and the raspberry coulis looks so perfect and delicious! The swirls are very pretty!

Unknown said...

Very pretty love this look ;) Such a fun dessert to dress up!

Unknown said...

I like the way yours looks with the raspberry coulis in the creme anglaise! This might be the dessert for my next dinner party.

Nana said...

Beautiful presentation.

Diane Zwang said...

Impressive presentation. We did enjoy the raspberries with this. Licking spatulas is the best part of the job, We will definitely be making this one again.

caramelizelife.com said...

I love your presentation especially with the Crème Anglaise and a little Raspberry Coulis! So beautiful.

caramelizelife.com said...

I love your presentation especially with the Crème Anglaise and a little Raspberry Coulis! So beautiful.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Beautiful! Love the design of the sauces. I was thinking a raspberry sauce would be really good with this.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks beautiful! I couldn't resist a pre-frozen taste, too...yummy mousse.

Cakelaw said...

This was good, wasn't it. I love your crème anglaise with raspberry coulis - very Valentines Day.

Chris H. said...

Gorgeous presentation! Plus, the marquise is so rich that those sauces definitely provide a great counterpoint. Very nice!