Friday, May 28, 2010

My First Daring Bakers Challenge-Croquembouche

Daring Baking Challenge is one of my dream to do every month.... Every time while the challenge is announced,i get hooked with something else,Its completely big challenge with the given period,recipe and the presentations..When the recipe is announced every last week of the month,almost all the daring bakers post their challenge by end of the month itself.. 

I did a midnight baking after a long while...The challenge was tough for me...i dont know how the end result would be...I didnt have a talk with any of the baker...But go thru'ed the net abt this  french cake...

The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri.

The recipe goes here
First i share my success story....The first attempt always go wrong,but for was the best...The amount of eggs used in the recipe made me to think ,it is look,its like hard bun...Nothing is true,The choux is an empty vaccum filled ,crunchy and poped appam(french ones)

It is a French wedding cake,arranged as a tower with flowers and ribbons....The vanilla cream filling went perfect.In the night i made caramel topping and drizzled some melted chocolate in the morning...

The flop story is the second batch of dough went to the oven..i forgot to set the temperature for 220C for ten minutes(skipped first step of baking)..and went directly to bake at 180C for 20 minutes..The choux popped ,but went flat soon later and texture was completely soft and chewy...

In the night(when the temperature was cool enough),i tried caramel glazing,made a basket,corkscrew and some pieces...In the morning,all the caramels melted and went shapeless(chennai temperature >104 Cel...)....So,I drizzled some melted chocolate(Some equal amount of chocolate and milk) over the choux..

Happy Weekend


  1. Wonderful Priya...nice clicks...hurray..atlast u made it :)

  2. Priya,, you have it very nicely dear came out very perfect. Would like to give it to try dear.

  3. Wow u in DB..thats really great Priya, beautiful and awesome piece montee..

  4. These profiteroles look wonderful.A fantastic effort.

  5. Beautiful looking !!!! Cute decor and loved the chocolate drizzled ones too.. The crowns in the croquem is beautiful too.

  6. That really looks yum & lovely.... The shape, the color & the texture makes it all drool worthy...... Loved the captures that make us feel sooooooooooooo LUSH!!!! Kudos!!!!


  7. Love the last one with caramel glazing! Wonderful! congrats!

  8. Hey thats a nice lovely pics....good wrk...


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