Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daring Bakers' challenge: Biscuit Joconde Imprime around an Entremet

The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert.

When I first heard of this challenge, I was pretty intimidated. I had never heard of such a thing. Turns out it's a pretty fun dessert that's incredibly customizable. The biscuit jaconde imprime was a flat almond cake that you poured the batter of over some designs made of pastry cream. That cake became the outer rim to hold a filling, or the entremets.

Aunt Betty and I had a few problems, mainly in that the pastry cream we made hardly turned out. We had to thicken it a LOT, which meant the cake baked a little funny and the pattern became less crisp. I decided to ignore the fact that there was lots of snow outside and make this a nice summery key lime entremets filling. So we had the almond cake around the edge, then made a nice graham crust for the bottom. Then a layer of key lime filling, a layer of more graham cracker crumbs, then more key lime. Our last problem was I was too impatient to wait for it to set completely. But it was so darn tasty I just wanted to try it!

I want to make this again when I'm more patient and work out the pastry cream recipe better. It's definitely provides limitless options for customization, and I think would make a pretty snazzy birthday sweet for a friend!


  1. Lovely psychedelic design on your final entremet lovely work on this challenge. Yes you are right this technique allows for limitless creativity. Nice photos as well.

    Cheers from Audax from Sydney Australia.

  2. I love the design you chose. it is a lot of fun! This really is a neat dessert to know - it looks so fancy, and you can make it taste owever you like. Key lime sounds perfect and refreshing. Grest work!

  3. I love the pattern you made with the décor paste and I love key limes!

  4. What a beautiful, colorful pattern! I love it!

  5. That colorful pattern really turned out well, even if it wasn't what you had planned! Great job on the challenge! :)

  6. Your joconde imprime's design is so colorful! love it!


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