Please excuse the tardiness of this post…

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.

Never having had the pleasure of a pavlova before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Enter my new favorite dessert! Start with a chocolate meringue “cookie” of sorts, top with chocolate mousse, and then drizzle it with creme anglaise. What these pavlovas lack in beauty, they more than make up for in decadence.

There was more than enough mousse and creme anglaise to go around. So, what’s a girl to do with the leftovers? How about eating creme anglaise dipped chocolate mousse by the spoonful straight from the bowl? While it’s certainly not a creative approach, it is perhaps the most efficient method for transferring said deliciousness to your tastebuds. 😉

Enjoy and be sure to visit Dawn for the recipe. While you’re at it, check out our blogroll to see the rest of the Daring Bakers’ fabulous creations.