Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge ~ Crostata

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.

Well….this was a fail in my book. I am horrible with dough. Just horrible. I read up on the tips… you know… to make dough… such as freezing butter after you grate it.. etc. Well, my dough was just alright. I still couldn’t get it out of the glass pan.

I choose a sweet dessert to serve with Thanksgiving dinner. Chocolate. I have been on a chocolate kick recently and it is showing in my hips. Well, next week no more. I have to let the chocolate go. ::sigh:: It’s going to be more of a challenge then I can admit to. But I have to do it.

I layered Strawberries in my chocolate ganache to make this pie. It looked rough… yes it did… when I took this picture the pie wasn’t set and I was rushing to get it to our Thanksgiving dinner location.


This pie was rich!! Oh my goodness, the chocolate was to die for. I mean… shoot Chocolate Ganache with Bermuda Black Rum in it.. well… the taste was phenomenal.

Thanks again for a great Daring Bakers Challenge… I will try it again… practice does make perfect.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you will try again. I really like the way you decorated your crostata, And a filling of chocolate ganache is indeed to die for.