Monday, August 29, 2011
42/99: Coffee Chiffonlets with Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream
Well several things on this recipe went a little wrong:
1. I didn't have enough time
2. I didn't have the right equipment (angel food cake pans) therefore I used square muffin tins and just poked a hole in it later on.
3. because of the lack of time, I didn't let the "whipped cream" topping get cold enough and therefore it didn't exactly whip all the way.
4. I forgot to cover the dulce de leche while it was in the oven so it cooked in half the time. The consistency was probably off but the taste was fabulous.
5. and finally, because of the rush, I didn't have time to carefully take a pretty picture. So you get a camera-with-flash picture that was taken in haste.
But, the good news is that they tasted great! Namely, the dulce de leche whipped cream tasted great. I could have licked the bowl clean (and lets be honest, I did to some extent).
The batter itself was pretty simple but it had several different parts. It goes dry mixture, liquid mixture, egg mixture, then total mixture. I used the Medagalia D'Oro instant espresso so I had an extra step of adding it to the water and then adding it to the mixture.
Once the cakes come out of the oven (mine rose a little too much), you cover them with a Kahlua Syrup. The Kahlua syrup also has some of the espresso powder in it for an extra zing.
Then for the Dulce de Leche. That's the part that takes awhile. You pour sweetened condensed milk in a container and then put it in the oven for ONE AND A HALF HOURS! And not only that but you cook it at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. I missed the whole cover with aluminum foil part so the top of mine cooked pretty quickly. It still seemed fine so I covered after about 30 minutes and took it out after an hour. Then it had to cool before adding the heavy cream to it to make the icing.
As you can see, it didn't cool enough. It's more like dulce de leche drizzle but that's ok. It may not be very cute but they taste good!
The computer is being a bit slow tonight so I can't upload any more pictures of the process. If she's doing better tomorrow then I'll add them then.
The chiffonlets went over pretty well i think. For the mess-ups that occurred, they were still good enough to serve at a party that I went to. I doubled the recipe and in the end, all but 3 got eaten. I'd say that's pretty good.
Rose's Heavenly Cakes- page 334