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Posted: 06 April 2010 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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Mine are 4” long by 1.75” wide by 5/8” high.  I bought them here:  http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=329&keyword=barquette

Not sure about the non-stick question.  I generally shy away from darker pans as my oven runs hot, plus I have enjoyed using other pans with the same finish with no problems (savarin ring, madeline pan). 

The Gateau Breton didn’t stick in the barquettes at all, and for those I just brushed them with clarified butter.  For the biscuit, I sprayed them with Baker’s Joy, and they did stick some even after running a knife along the sides, but it was just a matter of thin patches of crust, it wasn’t larger chunks of cake that were missing, so it was no problem (I did not line them with parchment).  For the nougatine, I did take care to loosen the nougatine from its mold while still hot, then let it cool in the mold just until hard enough to hold its shape before removing it. 

A non-stick finish would probably be better, but I seem to do OK with the regular ones.  If you thought you might want to use them in a presentation with the bottom of the barquette facing up, or with less buttery sponge-type cakes, it would probably be worth it to get the non-stick. 

Let me know if you decide to make them and you’d like additional notes on the nougatine shaping.

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Posted: 06 April 2010 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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Julie, great job! They look amazing. See, I told you, you would do a fabulous job smile  Send me a few of them p-l-e-a-s-e.

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Posted: 06 April 2010 11:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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Linda, that is so sad. At least it tasted great.  smile

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Posted: 07 April 2010 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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Rozanne, there’s one in the freezer with your name on it :)

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Posted: 07 April 2010 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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These are what I keep seeing in Sur la Table:

http://www.surlatable.com/p2p/endecaSearch.do?keyword=barquette

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Posted: 08 April 2010 12:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]
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A beautiful finale to the March bake-off, Julie. Thanks for sharing so much of what you’ve learned. It shows!

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Posted: 08 April 2010 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]
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Thanks so much, Carol!

Matthew, both Sur La Table and Bakedeco sell the same barquette, the 4” tinned steel by Gobel.  Bakedeco has them at 25% less, but I didn’t compare shipping so that may make a difference.  Sur la Table has the non-stick variety as well, but they appear to be out of the 4” size.  If you prefer the non-stick and are considering a different size, I would go to the smaller (3.75”) size as these are rich and a larger portion would be difficult for one person to finish, in my opinion. 

The Cake Bible calls for a 3 7/8” barquette, but I have only seen them in 3.75” or 4”.  I think either size would be fine.  I didn’t fall short on nougatine shapes with my slightly larger size, as you can piece together scraps and re-melt them into a larger piece.  I think I got 13 out of the recipe for 12.  I had leftovers of the other components.

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Posted: 08 April 2010 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]
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Julie - great job. It’s wonderful how everybody found something they always wanted to do but didn’t dare so far. Great topic!

Carolita - we’re all waiting for the finale from you! It’s only the first week of April, you’re still ok!

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Posted: 09 April 2010 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]
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Thanks for all of the details Julie. I did notice the link you provided was a better deal, but I’m near a Sur la Table, and I see these every time I’m there and always think about buying them, so I wouldn’t have to worry about shipping. Sounds like 3.75 would be a good choice.

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