Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Eclairs When I saw the challenge – I knew I had it in the bag. I could mail it in. I’ve made eclairs! Many times! I ...
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Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Eclairs When I saw the challenge – I knew I had it in the bag. I could mail it in. I’ve made eclairs! Many times! I am a choux pastry master! No problem. Guess what? I ran into problems. I had made it to this point at a frenetic pastry pace […]
Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Technical Challenge): Kouign Amann I think the most exciting part of this episode for me, was finding out how to actually pronounce the name of this recipe! In case you were wondering, it’s like, “koo-en ah-maan”, haha. The kouign amann is a pastry with origins in Brittany, France. It’s kind of a sweet laminated […]
Episode 7: Pastry Recipe (Signature Challenge): Savory Parcel – BBQ Pork Parcels For the first Pastry challenge, the task was to make a savory parcel. The sky really is the limit – from pasties to pot pies! I decided to make a BBQ pork parcel. It’s a riff on a classic dim sum recipe. I went […]
Episode 6: European Cakes Recipe (Technical Challenge): Prinsesstarta So it looks like I posted the projects out of order – so although the Dobos Torte was the showstopper, let’s circle back and talk about the Technical – the Prinsesstarta. I was definitely intimidated by this cake when I saw it being made by the competitors. It’s […]
Episode 6: European Cakes Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Dobos Torte Do you know what a Dobos Torte is? Yeah, neither do I. Or rather, neither DID I. I had to do some research to figure out this Technical Challenge. The Dobos Torte is a multi-layered cake with a lot of caramel garnish. The emphasis here is on the caramel […]
Episode 6: European Cakes Recipe (Signature Challenge): Streusel Brioche I moved onto the “Pastries” episode of the challenge and the first challenge was a yeasted cake dough. Or a sweet bread dough. Most of the competitors made kugelhopfs, but I decided to make a brioche. I think the choices of the competitors and myself do show the […]