The May 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Emma of CookCraftGrow and Jenny of Purple House Dirt. They chose to challenge everyone to make a Chocolate Marquise. The inspiration for this recipe comes from a dessert they prepared at a restaurant in Seattle.
The original recipe was HUGE and served a lot more people than my one person household could ever feed, so I made a 1/4 recipe which happily serves 6. Only the marquise and torched meringue were mandatory, but I felt I may as well go the whole hog and make the caramel and nuts too! I changed the spicing from the original recipes to suit what I had to hand, so I'll give my own adapted recipes (as usual) and you can no doubt find the originals on either Emma or Jennys blogs. :)
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