Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Marquise au Chocolate

I love working with chocolate and cream and so this was a delightful treat to make and I ended up with a bonus . . . . . . leftover egg whites!

For the Marquise you beat up egg yolks and sugar, melt a LOT of chocolate, whip up some cream, and gently blend it all together, then freeze it in a loaf pan.  Then serve it up!

Mixing the cream and the chocolate and then . . . hours later, enjoying a slice.

After I popped this yummy loaf into the freezer, I wondered what I might do with the egg whites.  Usually I freeze them, but today I decided to make marshmallows!  I'd tried them twice before using the recipe from Baking from my Home to Yours, and while they were delicious, they were super sticky.  I suspected that the problem had been the humidity in the air while I was making the marshmallows.  Right now, it is super cold outside and with the furnace running frequently, the air inside is quite dry.  I think I was right about the humidity because this time the marshmallows turned out wonderfully well!

Marshmallows from the egg whites!

In hot chocolate.

They melted so wonderfully!

I wonder how the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers did this week?  And also, what happened to those leftover egg whites!  Check them out here.


  1. Both desserts look great, Peggy. I used my whites in an omelette as when we were all doing the first round of TWD I was forever ending up with whites or yolks and devised surefire ways of using them up. :-) Now I wish I had made marshmallows!

  2. That is a fantastic idea, never even imagined doing that. Most times my egg whites go into the freezer for future recipes, but I will have to re-think this whole cooking thing.nYou are never too old to learn, and I am learning very quickly at my age.

  3. You just reminded me I haven’t made marshmallows in a long, long time! Both of your desserts look lovely! I really enjoyed the Marquise!

  4. Marshmellows! Never thought of that. And now I want to try that recipe, because they look delish!

  5. It may be 80 degrees here in AZ but those marshmallows look like heaven! What a great way to use up the leftover egg whites.

  6. I love that you made marshmallows! I must remember this!

  7. Your marquise looks delicious and so do your marshmallows. I told myself to do something with the whites but I must confess they are still sitting in the fridge.

  8. Your marquise looks wonderful and I love that you made marshmallows with the egg whites! I usually freeze them but this time I made the matcha financiers from the book.