I recently saw this post on another blog I read. It's the Top 10 Most Difficult Recipes to Make. I've never made a single one of them! So, I feel like this is a personal challenge that I need to take on. Here is the list:
1. Savory souffles
2. Coq au vin
4. Beef Wellington
7. Puff pastry
8. Baked Alaska
10. Sourdough bread
Intimidating, huh? I'm not even sure that I've actually eaten all these things, so this should be interesting. Although I've got to say that I love puff pastry, croissants, beef wellington, napoleons and paella, so this could turn out to be a real treat! I know the Kitchen Conservatory has classes on all these things, but I'm going to see what I can do on my own first. Although, I will be taking a Crusty Breads class with Alice next month, so consider the sourdough mastered. Boo-ya.
So, I think I'm going to give these recipes a try. I love a good challenge! It's going to take some time to get through them all, so be patient with me. I think I might need to devote an entire Saturday to each recipe....Remember on Top Chef Masters when Rick Bayless said it took him 20 years to perfect his negro mole becasue it had about a million ingredients and three million steps? Uh...yeah. I'll try to blog about the recipes, the process and what I discover along the way. If anyone wants to join me in this challenge, I'd love some company and we can compare notes (and link blogs).