Dienstag, 4. Juni 2013

TWD: Savarin

Oh my, I'm definitely loosing track with the group. I'm a bad team-member. In the last weeks I either was on holiday, forgot to bake, forgot to take pics, forgot to blog (or to publish the text...) - or forgot to leave my link. But here we are - hooray!

The Savarin is relatively simple and done quickly. Just two short rising periods. Nevertheless I don't become good friends with this cake. I had to read and re-read and read again how it is assembled. Can it be you more or less just put the "filling" beside the cake? - Yes, it can.

Making the batter is also a bit unconventional for me, as you do not cream butter and sugar at first, but put in the butter last.

I had no ring-mold so I made some improvisation and used a usual spring form and put a small soufflée-form in the middle. That worked pretty well. But the dough did rise quite abit during baking and so I ended up with a too high cake. I split it in the middle, but that neither didn't look right. So I brought the two halves together again, spreading some orange jam inbetween the 'layers' to make them stick together. I am pretty convinced that my cake does not look like a Savarin at all.

The taste is ok, but not special and it was ok to try it, but next time I would prefer to do the Babas, which sound much more interesting! But what do I know. And I am sure the other bakers found wonderful ways to dress this cake up a bit more and turn it into something special!

For the recipe have a look at Dorie Greenspan's book at pp 415-416.


Kommentare:

  1. It is exactly like a savarin should be and I like your addition of the orange jam!

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  2. I wasn't wowed either, but glad I gave it a shot :) Yours looks wonderful.

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  3. Yours does look like a savarin. Looks great! I want to try to babas too! I found it helped a lot to watch the PBS video for this recipe before trying it. Sometimes I find the recipes in the book confusing....and seeing it being made helps me.

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  4. I think you did a good job. I like how you added the jam in between the cut layers.

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  5. THe others are right - it looks exactly as it should.

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  6. Looks like a savarin to me! What a great idea to improvise like that - wish I had thought of that!

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  7. Your improvised savarin pan is so clever! And the savarin looks lovely, luscious with the berries.

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  8. I can't wait to try the babas too!

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  9. Savarin it is! It really does look good and with all the fruits it looks even yummier!
    Would love to try baba as well...

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