Sunday, July 27, 2008
Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream - Daring Bakers
Behold! The first rehearsal before a trip to a barbecue: A wonderful, spongy cake with just the right crunch to it. Yours truly did not torte it properly - was cutting it in half ready for all the trimmings and somehow managed to cut a huge hole in the bottom layer. Emergency action - glob buttercream on the top layer, crumble the bottom layer and sprinkle it on the buttercream, then glob more buttercream and the chocolate ganache on top. The cake was a raving success at the barbecue - trouble is, I did not take a picture of it dressed up. I wanted to make another one for the Challenge so - Round 2:
Behold! Ground hazelnuts and cake flour in my food processor, everything mise en place and the oven heating at 350 degree F - or so I thought. I smelled gas and checked the oven - not a bit of heat! I immediately called the gas company - they tested it out and told me the oven was finished, kaput, had given up the ghost and recommended I get a new one. So much for Round 2. Now the chopped nuts are in my freezer for Round 3, which I will have to post late.
It's really dreadful to be without an oven and I can't wait until I get my new Frigidaire delivered on Thursday 31st.