Monday, December 29, 2008

Daring Baker December Challenge.....




This month's challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux. They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand. This is not the usual Yule Log that you know, the spiral one that looks like a log, with powdered sugar for snow. This is 6layers of craziness, or 7 in my case...


THE CHALLENGE RULE is that you MUST MAKE ALL 6 of these elements for the log:
1) Dacquoise Biscuit
2) Mousse
3) Ganache Insert
4) Praline (Crisp) Insert
5) Creme Brulee Insert
6) Icing

I decided to make mine in a round shape, like a torte. It wasn't too hard to do, if you did it in steps. I realize that, it may be too hard for the average Josephine....so I will just refer you to the recipe, instead of boring you with the 12 pages...LOL. And by the way, the person who wrote this lovely recipe, writes in French on her website, (a beautiful site, at that), so if you do decide to make it there are pictures that illustrate the steps.
Thanks for checking it out~!

5 Others Say::

Charlene said...

OH MY THIGHS would never be the same! Enjoy all this while you are young sweetie! Yummmmmm it made me want a great big piece.

Jamie said...

I love the round shape! Nice work!!!

Aparna said...

Your cake looks festive with the candy decoration. I made a round one too.

Happy New Year.

jef said...

The round shape is a nice touch. The slices might get a little big if I had that at home...

Madam Chow said...

I ended up with an extra layer when we did the opera cake!