Thursday, 27 January 2011

Biscuit Joconde Imprime January Daring Baker 2011


I think this is one of the most Exciting and Elegant Daring Bakers I have done.
The moment I saw what the Challenge this month was I was in a total high, this pastry is really popular here and you see in all the bakers here and we buy it often but I never thought of making them myself, especially I always thought the design on the sponge was really difficult one.
And I was surprised how easy they were to make. And here my daughter and Husband loved it.
While I was making the design Shyama didnt understand what I was doing and when I explained it she still didnt get it , so I told her wait till it finish the the whole thing and then when she came to the kitchen what she told was WOW :-)
I am sure gonna make this much more oftne and wow my family and friends.
This months Daring bakers was hosted by Astheroshe from the Blog, accro.

Joconde Sponge

YIELD: Two ½ size sheet pans or a 13” x 18” (33 x 46 cm) jelly roll pan

Ingredients:
¾ cup/ 180 ml/ 3oz/ 85g almond flour/meal - *You can also use hazelnut flour, just omit the butter
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons/ 150 ml/ 2⅔ oz/ 75g confectioners' (icing) sugar
¼ cup/ 60 ml/ 1 oz/ 25g cake flour *See note below
3 large eggs - about 5⅓ oz/ 150g
3 large egg whites - about 3 oz/ 90g
2½ teaspoons/ 12½ ml/ ⅓ oz/ 10g white granulated sugar or superfine (caster) sugar
2 tablespoons/ 30 ml/ 1oz / 30g unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
1.In a clean mixing bowl whip the egg whites and white granulated sugar to firm, glossy peeks. Reserve in a separate clean bowl to use later.
2.Sift almond flour, confectioner’s sugar, cake flour. (This can be done into your dirty egg white bowl)

3.On medium speed, add the eggs a little at a time. Mix well after each addition. Mix until smooth and light. (If using a stand mixer use blade attachment. If hand held a whisk attachment is fine, or by hand. )

4.Fold in one third reserved whipped egg whites to almond mixture to lighten the batter. Fold in remaining whipped egg whites. Do not over mix.
5.Fold in melted butter.

6.Reserve batter to be used later.
Patterned Joconde-Décor Paste


YIELD: Two ½ size sheet pans or a 13” x 18” (33 x 46 cm) jelly roll pan

Ingredients
14 tablespoons/ 210ml/ 7oz/ 200g unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups plus1½ tablespoons/ 385ml/ 7oz/ 200g Confectioners' (icing) sugar
7 large egg whites - about 7 oz / 200g
1¾ cup/ 420ml/ 7¾ oz/ 220g cake flour

Food coloring gel, paste or liquid
Directions:
1.Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (use stand mixer with blade, hand held mixer, or by hand)
2.Gradually add egg whites. Beat continuously.
3.Fold in sifted flour.
4.Tint batter with coloring to desired color, if not making cocoa variation.
Preparing the Joconde- How to make the pattern:

1.Spread a thin even layer of décor paste approximately 1/4 inch (5 millimeter) thick onto silicone baking mat with a spatula, or flat knife. Place mat on an upside down baking sheet. The upside down sheet makes spreading easier with no lip from the pan.

2.Pattern the décor paste – Here is where you can be creative. Make horizontal /vertical lines (you can use a knife, spatula, cake/pastry comb). Squiggles with your fingers, zig zags, wood grains. Be creative whatever you have at home to make a design can be used. OR use a piping bag. Pipe letters, or polka dots, or a piped design. If you do not have a piping bag. Fill a ziplock bag and snip off corner for a homemade version of one.
3.Slide the baking sheet with paste into the freezer. Freeze hard. Approx 15 minutes.

4.Remove from freezer. Quickly pour the Joconde batter over the design. Spread evenly to completely cover the pattern of the Décor paste.
5.Bake at 475ºF /250ºC until the joconde bounces back when slightly pressed, approx. 15 minutes. You can bake it as is on the upside down pan. Yes, it is a very quick bake, so watch carefully.
6.Cool. Do not leave too long, or you will have difficulty removing it from mat.

7.Flip cooled cake on to a powdered sugared parchment paper. Remove silpat. Cake should be right side up, and pattern showing! (The powdered sugar helps the cake from sticking when cutting.)
1.Start with a large piece of parchment paper laid on a very flat baking sheet. Then a large piece of cling wrap over the parchment paper. Place a spring form pan ring, with the base removed, over the cling wrap and pull the cling wrap tightly up on the outside of the mold. Line the inside of the ring with a curled piece of parchment paper overlapping top edge by ½ inch. CUT the parchment paper to the TOP OF THE MOLD. It will be easier to smooth the top of the cake.


2.A biscuit cutter/ cookie cutter- using cling wrap pulled tightly as the base and the cling covering the outside of the mold, placed on a parchment lined very flat baking sheet. Line the inside with a curled piece of parchment paper overlapping

1.Trim the cake of any dark crispy edges. You should have a nice rectangle shape.

2.Decide how thick you want your “Joconde wrapper”. Traditionally, it is ½ the height of your mold. This is done so more layers of the plated dessert can be shown. However, you can make it the full height.

3.Once your height is measured, then you can cut the cake into equal strips, of height and length. (Use a very sharp paring knife and ruler.)
4.Make sure your strips are cut cleanly and ends are cut perfectly straight. Press the cake strips inside of the mold, decorative side facing out. Once wrapped inside the mold, overlap your ends slightly. You want your Joconde to fit very tightly pressed up to the sides of the mold. Then gently push and press the ends to meet together to make a seamless cake. The cake is very flexible so you can push it into place. You can use more than one piece to “wrap “your mold, if one cut piece is not long enough.


5.The mold is done, and ready to fill
For the filling I made a raspberry mousse and I also added a round piece of cake in the bottom and then added the mousse, topped with raspberry jam .
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49 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I also dont understand how you did that design,but yes,the result is WOW! So pretty :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Entremet looks so cute..

Meeta K. Wolff said...

simply gorgeous!

Sharmila said...

The DB challenges are really tough ... and you always come out with flying colours. :-)
Always love all your bakes.

barbara said...

wow i'm impressed, this is sooooo beautiful !!! well done !!

Priti said...

Looks yum...lovely....so beautiful

Priya said...

Joconde imprime looks soo pretty and damn elegant..

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..I could never imagine baking something which looks so spectacular!!

Jaya said...

Happy,
WoW!! I think I also dont get it Like Shyama..looks almost impossible to me, loved the beautiful design on sponge, looks very pretty.Hugs and smiles

lissie said...

Finla, it looks fantastic! Hats off to you...!

Jayashree said...

Looks so beautiful, F.....somehow, it reminds me of a really elegant candle holder.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Joconde Imprime looks cute and gorgeous! Lovely pattern.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - how did you do it ?
It looks so amazingly good... Like someone has painted it...

Domestic Goddess Wannabe said...

Your design is fabulous. Baking really can be an art!

crustabakes said...

Thats a very nice design on the jaconde. I love the colours! ;)

shifa firoz said...

no idea how this came out!! but its yummy and gorgeous!

Gloria said...

I love thi Happy Cook look absolutely amazing and delicious! gloria

Deeba PAB said...

Exciting and elegant ... how well you coined the challenge this time Finla, spot on. Love the tall elegant entremets, and the raspberries on top ... WOW!! Thrilled that most of us enjoyed the challenge so! xo

Laavanya said...

That is mindblowing! Beautifully done.

Ria Mathew said...

Beautiful!!

sra said...

I'm sitting here struck speechless by the jocondes and entremets I'm seeing all over the blogs today - but yours and Aparna's are possibly the only blogs I'll be commenting in, so I'm repeating the same comment!

indosungod said...

WOW! that is a beautiful cake HC. Edible art!!

Vaishali Sharma said...

Oh My MY! That looks amazingly beautiful!

Pavithra said...

Wonderful work and cute design Finla.. love the filling.. Output is awesome. Hats off to ur work.

Cham said...

That is totally work of art! Gosh that is an elegant one :)

Torviewtoronto said...

beautifully done looks delicious

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks wonderful and nice click too..

Cynthia said...

Finla, your baking exploits are always impressive.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

What a beautiful result! That must have felt really fabulous to have it turn out so good:)

Nags said...

its gorgeous!

Cakelaw said...

Your cakes are gorgeous Finla, and a raspberry mousse filling sounds delicious.

Ramya Kiran said...

looks beautiful! loved your design.

Renata said...

I love your mini and colorful Entremets! They are so cute!

jayasree said...

Looks gorgeous...Loved the design. Very artistic.

Jay said...

Lovely presentation...gorgeous clicks..Tasty appetite

Dershana said...

Finla,this looks so very very beautiful! So much so that if you were to offer one to me I wouldn't eat it because I would not have the heart to destroy something so ravishing :-) Fantastic and what patience! Just reading the steps made me tired :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

wow how pretty! The design is so special.

Hasna said...

here comes the gorgeous beauty!! jst logged into watch how u did this...wow & jst wow!!!

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

Gulmohar said...

Fabulous ! I guess this was a really big challenge, maynot be for you though ;-)It has come out so pretty for you..

Preety said...

looks lovely

Aparna said...

The design on your joconde is very pretty. Yes, it has a "wow" factor and isn't too difficult either.

Nandini said...

Joconde is very cute.

dailydelicious said...

I love your design, I wish I used more than 1 color too ^^.

Tamanna said...

gorgeous ideas and i looove the raspberry one! awesome entrement!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look very pretty! What lovely patterns.

Cheers,

Rosa

Ivy said...

Hats off to you Finla for baking such a beautiful cakes with intricate design...Great job !

Padhu said...

Wow that looks fantastic!

Lea said...

It looks cute and yummy and I love how you presented them, especially with the blackberry :)
I loved that challenge, and it was my first, it was quite tough :)
Good job!

Bailey said...

this is amazing! all your recipes look so good, i want to eat at your house! i promise i'd always be a gracious eater! :) :) keep it up, God bless.