17 March 2011

Cranberry Ginger Petit Fours










So, when I first found the recipe, upon which this one is based on, it was for bars and not mini cakes . I was going to make just that but then I decided I wanted to do something a bit more special. Then after watching the documentary 'Kings of Pastry' and just being in awe of what they do, I decided to make petit fours. They have a bigger presentation factor then bars and would be more of a challenge. 
I am very please with how these came out. There is just something about a tiny cake, personal and only for you that makes them great. The ginger is not overpowering at all, just a hint of flavor. When I first told my Mom what I needed for the recipe she said, 'Don't make that. Candied ginger... that does not sound good.' Well I'm glad that I made them anyway because everyone has seemed to like them best out of all the desserts I have made lately, even Mom! So give your self a challenge and make petit fours, it's worth it!








18 comments:

Mallory said...

You're blog is so difficult to read. It leaves me so excited and inspired about food the problem is that then I hungrily go to my kitchen only to find nothing as spectacular as your creations:-\ Much love to you!

Bianca said...

I admire you gusto- most baking frightens me, more than I'd like to admit! But I do love the result, so I end up grinning and bearing the baking process just for the end result!

I might just have to grin and bear this recipe, it looks well worth the work!

xoxo
bianca

Anna said...

The recipe sounds wonderful and I love your pictures. I'll have to invite some friends for tea and make these :D

tami said...

I smiled when I saw the close-ups of your process! those little cakes are so adorable! thanks for sharing!

Kubełek Smakowy said...

They are simply amazing. Must be delicious! Gorgeous.

Jun said...

Looks beautiful and sweet! The step by step photos just add up the deliciousness!

Jana S. said...

Ooh, I am thinking that this is the recipe for Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars? Yummy. But ... what an ingenious idea to make them in petit four form! It takes a tasty dessert to a whole new level! Wow! :)

Carolyn Jung said...

These are the prettiest petit fours ever. Plus, I'm a sucker for anything with crystallized ginger in it. ;)

Divya Yadava said...

I love your photos - the food almost comes to life! I'm going to try these this weekend.

We Are Not Martha said...

These are beautiful!! I have an obsession with ginger, so these are making me swoon! AMAZING photos, too :)

Sues

(what runs) Lori said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Totally sinful but amazingly wonderful! They look delicious!

Gale Reeves said...

These look delicious!!!!!!!!!! I look forward to trying the recipe.

Joanne said...

These are so adorable! I absolutely love candied ginger so I already KNOW I'm a fan!

The Urban Baker said...

gorgeous dessert, gorgeous photo!

Everyday Emotion said...

wow, looks so delicious! :)

Anonymous said...

My question for this recipe is what type of flour did you use, you didnt specify whether it was all purpose, cake flour or pastry flour. I would love to try this recipe out :)

lovecake said...

All the best things mixed into one delicious looking bar. Lovely recipe!
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Anonymous said...

What size baking sheet did you use? Thanks!