Sunday, September 27, 2009

Daring Baker's Challenge : Puff Pastry

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.



This month we were challenged in making Puff Pastry and for me it was the first time making it so it was a real challenge !! Obviously I made many mistakes (like rolling the pastry too thin, not cooking the layers together,not having the oven hot enough and so on) but certainly got over the puff pastry terror and will make it again !
The savory vol au vent were filled with shrimps and salsa rosa (simply mayo and ketchup)


The sweet ones were filled with zabaione and a simple raspberries' compote on a raspberries' coulis


And with the shrimps' leftovers ?? Shrimp Bisque ! With the vol au vent flowers as croutons !



Thank you very much Steph !!

14 comments:

jillbert said...

Your puff pastry looks lovely! The croutons are so cute too.

Elra said...

Oh, how pretty Natalia!!!! Love the red sauce to perk up the color. Well done!

Jennifer said...

This looks delicious!!!!

Marthe said...

Gorgeous!!!

Faery said...

Mmmmm so yummy, the puff pastry looks so beautiful, I love both versions and the croutons too.

enza said...

questa la metto da parte e la rifaccio appena posso.
domenica un'intera giornata per me e la cucina puoi crederci? ho spedito marito e figlie in campagna dai nonni e raviolato tutto il giorno.

Leslie said...

You Daring Bakers people amaze me. You make such amazing things. I think all of your creations look fantastic!

Kitchenlander said...

Ammazza, che belli quei gamberoni!!
E quando leggo lamponi mi parte in automatico il drool!
Bel lavoro!

TeaLady said...

Great job on the puffs. And using the tops in the soup. Fun!!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

great job, and i love the crouton idea! thanks for baking with me this month!

Teanna DiMicco said...

What gorgeous presentations! Great job! SO impressive!

Laura said...

Che meraviglia. Ho finalmente fatto la pasta, li cucino oggi, in ritardo di nuovo!

willowbirdbaking said...

Mmmm they look yummy!!

Jill said...

Your puff pastry looks so delicious with the fillings you made! I love the shrimp! :)