Monday, September 28, 2009

Daring Bakers - Vols-au-Vent

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 here. The recipe is lengthy but not difficult. It is simple and only takes a little bit of planning. I have made puff pastry before and this recipe did not disappoint! As the recipe states, be sure to use good quality butter, use and oven thermometer, and chill the pastry shapes before baking.

This time I filled my pastry cups with Goat Cheese, quince paste, and fresh mint from a co-worker's garden.

And I since it is almost October, I couldn't help but play around. Below is a pick of some batty puff pastry.

Go ahead, try it. It is simpler than you think and you will never want the store bought stuff again!

16 comments:

Danielle said...

that bat is just too darned cute!!!

Sara said...

I LOVE that bat! So, so cute! :) Looks delish!

Kelly said...

Love the bat! Very cute.

KMDuff said...

Very cute bat! Love it. :)

gatheraroundthetable said...

That is just so cute! I have a lot of dough I haven't used yet - I'm thinking about all those Halloween cookie cutters I have. Thanks for such a great idea! Nice job.

Wic said...

your pastry has quite a puff to it. and naturally I adore the little bat.

Culinary Alchemist said...

I am going to have to break down and make some Puff Pastry. I have been resisting, but these look so unbelievably delicious, I don't think I can hold off any longer. AWESOME!!

Patti T. said...

What a cute bat that is! Talk about PUFF pastry, wow, that sure did puff up. Great job.

LtlLori said...

I LOVE the bat!! How cute!

Jill said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen out of puff pastry yet! Great job! :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

gorgeous high, flaky puff! and that bat is hilariously cute--love it! thanks for baking with me this month!!

Wolf said...

That bat is adorable}:P

Megan said...

That bat is sooo cute!!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Argh, the bat is so cute! But... not too cute to eat, muhahaha.

Alaskan Dermish in the Kitch said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments! I love this recipe!!

climbhighak said...

I will leave the puff pastry to the professionals, like you. Love the goat cheese and quince pairing.