Friday, August 27, 2010

More Chocolate and Ice Cream, Please - Daring Bakers August 2010

I know. More chocolate and ice cream? Well, yeah. Can there BE too much chocolate and ice cream?
Chocolate Glazed Limoncello Ice Cream Petit Fours
The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned butter, Elissa chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make a pound cake to be used in either a Baked Alaska or in Ice Cream Petit Fours. The sources for Elissa’s challenge were Gourmet magazine and David Lebovitz’s “The Perfect Scoop”.

This month I have been home for about 8 days out of 30, so this Daring Baker's challenge kinda snuck up on me. Oh, waaa waaa, I had to make cake and ice cream - may all my problems be like this!
The cake used in the Petite Four was a Brown Butter Pound cake (I know, right?) and it took a lot to not just eat the pan of the nutty-buttery smelling pound of heaven, before even finishing this project. I definitely recommend giving this recipe a whirl. Also, check out all the recipes and other pics at the Daring Kitchen right here.
I chose to add the Limoncello Ice Cream to this as a "Ciao" to my friend, Erika, who is studying in Perugia right now and LOVES all things lemon with chocolate. She swears there used to be a lollipop that was lemon with the chocolate center, but no one else agrees. Do you remember one like that?


shelley c. said...

Wow - what a beautiful job you did. Your petit fours came out so nicely, and the flavor combination sounds so refreshing. Really great job.

Unknown said...

Brilliant soaking the cake...I bet that added so much!!! Love the petite fours!

The Urban Baker said...

omg...these look AMAZING! If i wasn't on vacation, i would be dashing to my kitchen to make this. yours is simply beautiful. i will gladly take any left overs!

chef_d said...

Lemon and chocolate sounds like a yummy combination, great job!

Christina said...

Great combo! I love citrus with chocolate. Nicely done!

Sweet Artichoke said...

This limoncello glazing sounds irresistible! Lovely petits fours, too :-)

meghan said...

Amazing! I want one right now!

Aaron John said...

This looks awesome! I saw in other posts many people were having trouble with the petit fours. Your's came out great!! Looks yummy!
Would you mind checking out my blog? :D

The Asymptotic Faery said...

Great result!

Are the petits fours coated in a firm chocolate ganache icing or did you melt pure chocolate and coat the petits fours in it?

If you just melted chocolate, did you have to temper the chocolate to get a nice, clean, and shiny texture?