December’s challenge was refreshingly uncomplicated. Elle, of Feeding My Enthusiasms, the Kitchen of the Month, decided we needed less stress in our lives during this busy time of year. Her choice, King Arthur Flour’s Butter Pecan Kringle, was simple to prepare, festive, and delicious.
I made the caramel sauce and roasted the pecans ahead of time.
Next, I prepared the base (basically, a pie crust), then the topping (choux pastry), then assembled it all on a baking sheet.
The final touch, after the kringle has baked and cooled, is a simple glaze across the top. I used rum extract for my flavoring, because that is what I had.
This kringle is an excellent choice for holiday parties, and would be perfect for a special breakfast. Experiment with different flavor combinations – you can’t go wrong!
Go to Elle’s blog for the recipe and a nice history of the kringle itself. If you bake one by December 29th, you can qualify as a Buddy. Just let Elle know.
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