Classic French Challenge
The aim of the Classic French challenge is to explore and celebrate the joys of French patisserie. The original inspiration for the challenge came from reading the Larousse Gastronomique Desserts, Cakes and Pastries book. There is a section at the back of the book which details the basic techniques e.g. pastry, sauces etc that form the basis of many French desserts and pastries. Each month I will be selecting a technique or recipe at random which I will attempt to recreate and you are welcome to join me. You don't have to follow the recipes I pick up from Larousse but it would be nice to see how other people interpret the same recipe. I won't always be using the Larousse book every month but I will keep referring back to it as long as the challenge runs.
The challenge is currently taking a break as I am increasingly busy with thesis writing but it will return at some point during 2014. In the meantime feel free to browse any of the previous challenge entries, lots of lovely things have been made for this challenge over the past year.
Current challenge and past challenge round ups.
September 2013 challenge was tuiles - round up here
August 2013 challenge was chocolate fondants - round up here
July 2013 challenge was Eclairs - round up here
June 2013 challenge was French Fruit Tart - round up here
May 2013 challenge was Macarons - round up here
April 2013 challenge was Madeleines - round up here
March 2013 challenge was Brioche - round up here
February 2013 challenge was Chocolate ganache - round up here
January 2013 challenge was the Soufflé - round up here
December 2012 challenge was Buche de Noel - round up here
November 2012 challenge was Créme Brulée - round up here
October 2012 challenge was Tarte Tatin - round up here
September 2012 challenge was Choux Pastry - round up here