Yes, I said it. I just watched the next part of the pastry technical challenge and I say, NO. It calls for two kinds of cheese that are difficult to find in the US and two mystery seasonings that will cost an additional $20-30 just to TRY this recipe. And it has raisins… Fans of… Continue reading F*** The Flaounas
This next bake is something I’ve never heard of and is a weird inside-out puff pastry method, where you wrap the chilled butter around the dough…very odd. I seem to remember another baker had done this but for another challenge, and it didn’t turn out as well (or didn’t make a difference…) The list of… Continue reading Arlette Biscuits
The Showstopper challenge this week is three types of puff pastry treats: there should be one filled; one iced; and one baker’s choice. 12 of each and it must be FULL puff pastry, not rough puff. There are a bunch of different types that they make, and I’m rather excited about this. I like making… Continue reading Puff Pastry Party
We have reached the 10th week* of the show–the finals! Down to Nancy, Luis and Richard to determine Britain’s Best Baker in a series of challenges. First up is a pastry challenge, two types of Viennoiserie. Think chocolate croissants. Think puff pastry and fruit. Think…breakfast at a bakery that your doctor would not approve of.… Continue reading FINALS WEEK!
When I first heard about the next challenge, I thought they said Queen’s Alman. I thought, “Wait, isn’t that an English country dance?” Turns out they said ‘kouign amann’, a French caramelized-sugar buttery pastry. This recipe looks like there’s a lot of butter and flour and folding to make puff pastry…which I kind of enjoy… Continue reading Can I Have This Dance…or a Roll?