JUNE 2010 - Daring Baker's Challenge:
Chocolate Pavlovas with Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse
For this challenge I had to make mascarpone but as you all know In Venezuela the food is scarse, (although more than 100 000 tons of food got rotten in containers and Rotten food containers continue to appear nationwide ...) so it was not a surprise that there was NO real cream, I found vegetable or non diary whipping cream that is very expensive (50.000Bs ) with that you can not try to make mascarpone so I bought cream cheese instead, I wanted guava shells for my dessert but surprise surprise in 6 different stores there were NO guava shells or at least natural guavas to make my own guava shells, fruits are imported now, we do not produce them because we produce petroleum ONLY…but guess what? I had problems baking because the natural gas supply was poor… and later it went off so I had to wait 8 hours to bake……………………….
I hate when this happens because I cannot enjoy my challenge and it was a great recipe, I LOVE pavlova and this was my first chocolate pavlova. Thanks Dawn Nyman from Doable and Delicious, I learnt a lot and it was so so delicious. The recipe here.
Blog-checking lines: The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard