Well, we had a busy baking month in May and some nice new discoveries along the way, thanks to all.
June is starting out HOT here in the NYC metro area, but I won't let that stop me, especially in view of souschef's new baking challenge, which we hope others will join in as well:
"The challenge, should you accept it, is to make a 'Brioche aux Fruits'.
As made by a former wonderful pastry shop here (the Swiss owner unfortunately died many years ago), it consisted of a brioche with the top knot cut off, the delicious contents of the brioche scooped out, and the brioche shell filled with pastry cream and fruit, then the top knot replaced.
There was a thin chocolate shell on the bottom (inside) to prevent the brioche from going soggy.
The terms of the challenge is that the brioche has to be made, not purchased, and it should be done by July 4th, 2011."
So, how about you, want to play along? Please do. Otherwise, what are you baking these days?