Yes I know it's late but my blogging year has just began and what a better way to begin than with my first Daring Baker's challenge for the year and my first challenge completed from CANADA!!!!!!
Hello world! I now am a student of the Lambton College in Sarnia Ontario (which I never heard of before getting the opportunity to attend). Three of us in my programme so blessed as to be granted a scholarship to complete our final semester here. I has been AMAZING so far and the thing I was most concerned about - the cold - I've managed to adjust to pretty well.
Anywho, let me lay off my Canada excitement (I'm sure it will come through in the many posts to come)...
The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert.
This challenge should have been easy since a joconde and entremets are both things I'm familiar with...in the end the greatest challenge was adapting to the new space. My mousse didn't set up - no freezer space :-( - and my dessert didn't turn out the way I envisioned it (my chocolate covered hazelnut garnish sank down into the mousse) but such is life it tasted awesome and the mousse was so easy to do: nutella + brown sugar meringue, done! That was it! I coloured my stencil paste yellow, which wasn't very smart since that was the only colour I used and it blended into the background so you almost can't see my polkadots.
I prepped everything in my room then went downstairs to the kitchen (lol) to bake:
Taste: Awesome! Presentation: Hmmmm, not good at all...but for the first for the year, it means it can only get better!!!! ;-)
Oh and my forgotten crostata! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the pastry will definitely made it again...was short on ingredients at the time but interestingly had some cream, chocolate and pistachios on hand, and what does that make?
Until next time :-)