Daring Bakers: Petit Fours
by Katya Simkhovich
I am beginning to think that these daring bakers challenges are never going to go smoothly for me. Which is completely fine with me. After all, that’s why they call it a challenge, right? And I love a challenge, as long as I get a reward. And I most definitely did get rewarded this time, in the form of delicious little square of goodness composed of homemade vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two layers of brown butter cake and enrobed in a chocolate ganache.
Despite the first brown butter cake not completely cooking through in the center and then deciding to jump out of its pan and onto the floor, despite getting chocolate all over the counters, floor, and cabinets as I was desperately trying to coat the squares of cake and melting ice cream before they completely fell apart, I considered this a successful challenge. My chocolate coating leaves a something to be desired, but taste-wise, you really can’t go wrong with chocolate. Or brown brown butter cake or vanilla ice cream for that matter. Thank you Elissa of 17 and baking, for yet another challenging but delightful challenge! (you can check out her blog if you want the recipe)