July 28, 2008

I Coulda Been A Contender

Bakers are everywhere, popping out where you least expect them. Exhibit A, the Boston Legal 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bake-Off!

The last 3 Mondays have brought all the closet pastry chefs at my work to the forefront as they compete each week for glory, bragging rights, and dibs on leftovers. Not only did I have to compete, I needed to win! On Saturday I made these 2 little beauties- an apricot and a plum mini galette.

They were a lovely end to a Saturday night bbq but for the competition I wanted something more so I set out to recreate the Napoleon Cupcakes I saw on Scrumptious Photography.


When all was said and done, the cupcakes looked great but I started second guessing myself, were they a first place winner? I dug the leftover dough out of the fridge and whipped up another galette with white peaches.


I decided to bring them both in and pick my contestant in the morning. That night I was startled awake by a dream- as I approached the door to work, I dropped the galette and it splattered all over the street (gasp!). Since it survived the trip, I took that as a sign and entered the peach galette into the competition. Do you want the good news or the bad news? Alas, I did not win, or even place for that matter. But I did get a lot of compliments on my rustic little treat and I loved making so much that it has found a place in my regular dessert rotation...and my heart. Thanks TWD...you'll always be a winner to me!

And speaking of winners, congratulations to all the semi finalists- I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next Monday!

8 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

All of those look delicious, I don't think I could have picked. Nice job.

Susie Homemaker said...

There's no way to choose. they all look great!

Roni said...

They look incredible! Great job! You must have had some pretty stiff competition.

Rigby said...

Your galettes turned out beautifully! And the cupcakes....wow :)

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Your pics turned out great!

Dolores said...

Awww... your galettes look like winners to me!

Barbara said...

Your taste buds were winners! What a wonderful variety of fruit!

LyB said...

Your galettes look beautiful and delicious!