Friday, August 27, 2010

DB Challenge: Petit Fours


The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned butter, Elissa chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make a pound cake to be used in either a Baked Alaska or in Ice Cream Petit Fours. The sources for Elissa’s challenge were Gourmet magazine and David Lebovitz’s “The Perfect Scoop”.

I had really wanted to do the Baked Alaska but time just wouldn't permit. I had to settle for the petit fours.

My first disappointment was in the required brown butter pound cake. I found it dry and unappetizing. Because I've made plenty of ice cream before and I had the time issues, I just ended up buying some ice cream and using that. Lastly, I just have a miserable time when it comes to dipping things in chocolate and them coming out attractive.

This all being said, I will not be sharing the recipes. Plenty of other bloggers will.
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