Craig’s Date and Walnut Dacquoise

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

I shudder to remember my first attempt at dacquoise. Alas, as a neophyte, I didn’t know about baker’s parchment and attempted to bake the meringues on waxed paper. The wax melted and I struggled valiantly, cursing all the while, to peel the paper from the meringues without breaking them. I persevered and eventually mastered the dacquoise and other related meringue layer cakes (even using waxed paper, which I still don’t recommend). This version is one of the best loved of all of our dessert