Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge!

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 decided to make the baked Alaska. The brown butter cake was easy to make (even though my butter didn't really brown!)  and it tasted sooo good! But the meringue... HEAVENLY!!! I wanted to eat it by the spoonful!!!

Here are my two little baked Alaskas:

 We have a creme brulee set and WAS going to use that torch to "bake" to Alaskas... but who knew you needed to get a gas canister to use it LOL So we used the lighter we sue to light the candles. It took forever so we didn't do too much - BUT the toasted parts tasted just like marshmallow. YUM!!

The end result.... pretty tasty!!! I used the leftover ice cream I made for last month's challenge!


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