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Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise

Happy 2021 everyone!  This dessert, which has been on my to-do list for years , was my last big project of 2020. I started preparing it a few days before NYE so we could enjoy it before sending 2020 off with a swift kick in the ass. And it was a great sendoff as we stuffed ourselves with prime rib (recipe coming soon!), potato and leek al forno , and butter-basted whole mushrooms.  First off you are probably asking yourself, what kind of dessert is that? It's called a dacquoise, which in this case is an almond and hazelnut meringue with layers of coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache. And yes, it's as delicious as it sounds. The meringue is super crispy when you bake it, but as it sits over time, the buttercream and ganache soften it's texture to the point where it's tender but still has a little bit of crisp to it. Each bite is guaranteed to make you go hmmmmmm . I've made a ton of cakes and desserts before, but this might be one of the most fancy, French-style

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