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Nyleve | | Dec 21, 2007 12:03 PM

Not sure if anything can be done at this point. I'm making a 3-layer hazelnut and almond dacquoise torte with a coffee buttercream frosting. I used this recipe: http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipe... which looked quite fabulous. But for some reason, the buttercream didn't come together the way it's supposed to. It's greasy looking and not at all fluffy or creamy. I'm thinking of chucking the whole mess (and wasting a POUND of butter) and just layering it with chocolate ganache and coffee whipped cream instead.

Any idea if the buttercream can be saved? I've got it chilling right now and I'm going to try beating it again when it's cold.

Grrr. I should know better than to do a new recipe for a friend's birthday.

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