So this recipe was altered due to cost and availability. The recipe for the challenge is Mini Pear Pies–a perfectly poached pear wrapped in rough puff pastry and then baked. Well, pears aren’t in season yet and nowhere to be found, so I thought I’d adjust this to a poached apple and caramel. The two… Continue reading Poached Apples in Puff Pastry
So today’s tart is Cherry Custard! I wanted to be sure I tried the custard again–to make sure making it wasn’t a fluke–to make some improvements on the crust, and add a favorite ingredient…cherries! You may notice in upcoming months that there are a few combinations that get repeated, like chocolate and caramel, s’mores, Chai,… Continue reading Sweet Cherry Piiiiiiiiie!! I mean, Tart!
I started making the Baked Alaska at the end of the last challenge, but had several failures (much like Ian on the show, who pitched his entire effort into the trash and stormed off). 1. Ice cream–I bought pre-made ice cream rather than making home-made, and I really need to mix it with the Oreos… Continue reading Tarts and Pies Week!
This new challenge is to make Mary Berry’s tiramisu cake, but not with ladyfingers. It asks you to make a simple fatless sponge and layer it with whipped mascarpone cheese and chocolate shavings and douse it in coffee. Thing is, I hate coffee. And I mean HATE coffee. Don’t put it in my food! Yuck. … Continue reading Tiramisu MY Way
Oh, my…dessert week! The first challenge: Self-saucing pudding! 8 individually portioned self-saucing desserts. You know those lava cakes? That’s what they mean. I’m excited about this–I’ve been wanting to make this for a couple years. Paul recommends you keep your sponge nice and light so it’ll bake fast and keep the center liquidy. Cook it… Continue reading DESSERT WEEK! Self-Saucing Pudd