Welcome to my final post about my learning project. As you know, I started out with an idea to improve my baking skills. I was already a pretty good dessert chef and I posted a video to show off my skills, making a cake without a recipe. Here is the video, just for reference.
From there, I decided to make a series of French desserts, hopefully scaling upwards from easiest to hardest to make. I chose ten different desserts: Chocolate Mousse, Crème Brulée, Napoleons, Gascon-style Flan, Chocolate Truffles, Madeleines, Macarons, Chocolate Soufflé, Fruit Tarte and Croquembouche.
I was able to make 8 of these 10 recipes. The two I was unable to make were the truffles and the croquembouche. The rest were tackled and went extremely well!
I will now rank them based on difficulty (1 is easy, 10 is hard) and deliciousness (1 is gross, 10 is delicious.)
1) Chocolate Mousse
2) Crème Brulée
4) Gascon-style Flan
7) Chocolate Soufflé
8) Fruit Tarte
The two best and easiest desserts were, by far, the Madeleines and the Creme Brulee.
There you have it! I had never made any of these recipes before attempting to learn about them through this class. Now I have a whole French baking skill set!