Thursday, May 27, 2010

Daring Bakers May Challenge

Wow, it's already the 27th, life certainly moves fast.. rather speeds ahead :)
So this is my feeble attempt at the first very Daring Bakers Challenge! The Daring Kitchen community is a great place for all foodie lovers and super cool bloggers, and each month a member chooses a theme/recipe for that month's challenge. When I first came across this concept, I thought, wow! This is a great stimulating way to learn different things, and to challenge your own cooking/baking skills.

Now for the month of May, it was Paris's very own LittleMissCupcake who asked bloggers to make the reverred Croquembouche! Looking at the recipe it all sounded so easy, while going through the posts on the forum, I read where experienced bakers said making the croquembouche was easy, so I thought, why not?

And as they say, the rest is history! I based mine around a theme, so all the ingredients are French flavours/spices/herbs influenced by different flavours from the world!
I made three different pâte à choux pastries:
* Lavender Pâte à choux with Chocolate spiked Tequila Creme,
* Cardamom  Pâte à choux with Chai Creme Patisserie
* Thyme Pâte à choux with Ginger Lemon Curd

I know they must sound whacky, but the flavours came around quite well Smile I made some multi-colored macaron shells as decoration and the Eiffel cookies are Moroccan Spice Cookies!

I will be posting Kat's detailed recipe for the Croquembouche this weekend, till then I leave you with my glorious photography :)


  1. Yours is too cute for words. Love the theme idea and those cookies are so adorable. Great job!

  2. Very nicely done! Love the Eiffel towers!!

  3. Thank you very much ladies.. very encouraging. thanks..

  4. Very cute eiffel towers! I love the decorations and the color. Continue on with the great bakes you amazingly daring baker :)

  5. Glorious indeed! I love your very French Croquembouche! Well done on this challenge!

  6. i the the towers around! Great idea :)

  7. Thank you thank you everyone for the wonderful encouraging words. Many many hugs and kisses

  8. Great job on this!! It was great meeting you yesterday at Cupcake Camp. I hope you stay in touch and let me know if you're on FB... Take care, Leesa