Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from feminine of dacquois, of Dax, a town of southwest France.]

Examples

  • A meringue pastry with nuts is called a dacquoise.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • A meringue pastry with nuts is called a dacquoise.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • A meringue pastry with nuts is called a dacquoise.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • 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.

    Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts

  • 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.

    Go Dairy Free

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

    Go Dairy Free

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

    One For The Table: My Food List

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

    One For The Table: My Food List

  • 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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  • A skilled chef will manage the pause

    While diners await the dacquoise.

    The tension will build

    Till hopes are fulfilled

    And the room can erupt in applause.

    July 1, 2015