Another late Daring Baker challenge…
This month’s challenge was to make puff pastry and make some vols au vent with it. Even though there’s no picture of the vol au vents I did make them but they didn’t rise very well. Maybe the fact that I didn’t chill the dough prior to baking contributed to that. I didn’t make any pictures because I wanted to redo them. So a couple of days later I tried them again but I failed to flour the dough well enough The dough sticked to the surface and I wasn’t able to transfer the dough well enough to the baking sheet. The bottom disks were ok enough so I baked them but they ended up a bit oily and the layers where sort of sealed at the cutmarks. Maybe because I didn’t use cookie cutters but a round ring that was somewhat thicker. I didn’t think the disks were good enough to use so again no picture. Good thing I made some of these bite-size palmiers. Easy to make and delicious 🙂
Still have 2 portions of the puff pastry in the freezer, hope next time I make something with them it will turn out better. And if not, I’ll have to practice making more puff pastry 😉
The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.
You can find the recipe on A Whisk and a Spoon.