This challenge sure snuck up on me…like many other Daring Bakers challenges of the past. Thankfully I remembered enough in advance to get this dessert completed in time! We had an option this month to complete one or both of these desserts; ice cream petit fours and baked Alaska. One day I will try baked Alaska, but I chose to make the petit fours only.
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”.