Why yes, it did take me the whole hour long trip back from Kirsti's (there was a car accident - I was on public transport not near the car nor the accident, this is one long parenthetical comment).
So, dessert day.
Usually when Kirsti and I are trying to decide what to make for dessert day we send about 14 emails back and forth and discuss the merits of certain desserts v. tastiness v. challenge factor and then come up with about 3 recipes.
We decided to take charge and make a google spreadsheet for dessert day, I know. However, I think it was actually more overwhelming because so many options!
For this dessert day we decided on gluten free eclairs and gluten free orange, chocolate cookies.
The eclairs were the real challenge. They involve choux pastry (which I frankly think should be shoe pastry and then while you're stirring it you should waddle around like Charlie Chaplin...) (You can tell I'm feeling better because my imagination has started running a little wild).
We ended up using creme patisserie for the filling of our eclairs instead of vanilla pudding because seriously people, on dessert day we make things from scratch.
My love for all things that ooze continues.
We basically followed the recipes exactly - so I'm not going to share them with you on here.
Inspector Climate loved the eclairs he thought they were a total win and even said "this pastry is really good" which if you're gluten free you realise is A GIANT WIN.
The cookies were way crunchier then we anticipated and I'm not sure if that's because we over baked them or not. However as Kirsti mentioned in her post here that the cookies go great with hot chocolate. I found that they went exceptionally well with an afternoon cuppa (I'm assimilating, bitches).
It was basically a perfect dessert day; it was the perfect challenge. Now I think we should make profiteroles and a croquembouche what do you say Kirsti?
What's been your latest food challenge?