I have never made crème brûlée before, so I thought this was going to be really difficult. It really, really wasn’t! Well, it *shouldn’t* have been really difficult, but again oven temps and timing are really throwing off my game. I plan on trying this again sometime. I’ll have to experiment with cooking the custard… Continue reading Crème Brûlée!
The technical challenge this week is to make a hazelnut mocha dacquoise, but if I did that NO ONE, not even I, would eat it. Kids aren’t crazy about nuts and no one in the house likes coffee. With a lack of volunteers to eat such a thing, I need to find something that people… Continue reading Dacquoise Detour
I got through two challenges in two days and forgot to blog about the first one, so I’m going to combine the efforts in one post. First challenge is a double-crusted fruit pie. I got some Fuji and Granny Smith apples at the store and sliced up about 6 of them–4 Fuji, 2 Granny. I… Continue reading A Pair of Pies
SEASON TWO! That’s right–even though I jumped ahead to make the Super American Angel Food Cake, I finally am fully into season two of The British Bake Off, and we start off the episode with any kind of sandwich cake that is NOT a traditional Victoria Sandwich. It wasn’t until watching this show that I… Continue reading Not Victoria’s Sandwich Cakes
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!
After yesterday’s lukewarm reception of the traditional jam Swiss roll, I asked the boy what he would prefer in terms of flavor. He asked if there was a chocolate and caramel version that we could make? I quickly pulled this recipe out of the stack: The Ultimate Chocolate Roulade [found here.] from Mary Berry! Now… Continue reading Cake Week: Mary Berry’s Ultimate Chocolate Roulade