Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cake made with layers of nut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream.
  • n. One of the layers of meringue used in this cake.

Etymologies

French, from feminine of dacquois, of Dax, a town of southwest France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A meringue pastry with nuts is called a dacquoise.

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  • Anyway, today we made a pistachio dacquoise (remember that a dacquoise is a meringue--whipped egg whites--with sugar and nut flour(s) folded into it), an apricot-passion-fruit gelee, some apricot glaze, two sablee dough shells (we didn't get to do those, as the only sablee dough left was too soft to work with, so we'll do it tomorrow), and each of us made an inverted puff pastry recipe and put four turns in the dough.

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  • The dacquoise was the easiest part because the recipe was originally dairy-free.

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  • Gino Cofacci's mocha dacquoise cake at Trattoria d'Alfredo, NY

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  • Chocolate Dacquoise Cake: Rather than flour, a dacquoise cake uses almond flour -- finely ground almonds -- folded into whipped meringue and then baked.

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  • With our dacquoise safely in the oven, it's time to move on to the main.

    Food, glorious food

  • A dacquoise not to be confused with the daiquiri, a popular cocktail is a French dessert made of meringue and whipped cream - if you get the meringue right you'll end up with a crispy, yet gooey concoction that's pure bliss.

    Food, glorious food

  • Agnes Chin, 26, is the talent behind the dazzling chocolate torte set off with tiny chocolate tiles and a glorious malted caramel parfait made with dacquoise.

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  • For dessert, they tried low-fat strawberry parfait, pistachio dacquoise, warm apple-strudel crepes and a Pavlova, which Ms. Lauder found “divine,” but which was overruled by a popular vote for the strudel.

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  • My 4 hour countdown just finished a few minutes ago and my mom had stopped by after work so I had her taste the dacquoise with me.

    Archive 2009-06-01

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