Sunday, September 27, 2009

Daring Bakers~September Challenge~Vols-au- Vent

The September 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.

These are my mini vols-au-vents filled with lemon curd (Chou's recipe), topped with fresh raspberries.
The initial butter block. Glad "Press n Seal" wrap worked well while I pounded/pressed the butter into a solid block.

One of the first folds of the puff pastry dough. The final dough.
Look at all those layers.
My vols-au-vents all stacked up and ready to be placed in the oven.

Puff pastry "slugs." By the time I was ready to bake the puff pastry, I was super tired and did not read the instructions as carefully as I should have. So I did not place a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough prior to placing them in the oven. BIG MISTAKE!
These are the Vols-au-Vent I made the next morning...with a sheet of parchment paper on top.

Grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese.
With the leftover scraps of puff pastry, I made cheese twists. Mmmmm....yummy.


Razzie said...

ok those look ....puff pastry. Second off, are you coming back and are you going to see me!!??!?!?!?!? Cause I need to see you, miss you! Hope you had fun at home! Let me know when you will be here I heard something like Wed night and leaving Thursday Morning!!! Hope to see you soon!

Chou said...

Hah, I missed that part in the instructions too. Lemon curd lovers, unite! I love the parm-twists. Yum. NTS, no baking when tired. Am I too late to send Mike suggestions?

vibi said...

Super cute! ..and a very ingenious idea those sticks are!

genkitummy said...

hey everyone! thanks for the comments. yay I got to see you razzie during my 24-hr stay in chambana.
chou-mmm...lemon curd.
vibi-thanks for visiting my blog. those cheese sticks were yummy!

Yuri said...

wow, you are making me SO hungry. mmmm

love the name of your blog!