Praline Vanilla Gateau is an elegant, yet simple vanilla sponge cake layered with delicious praline flavored whipped cream!
This is the story of how I failed at making praline, and found a way to mitigate the wastage by turning it into a cake!
Okay, not exactly failed. But I did however read the recipe wrong. I ended up using a few more ingredients and landed with a soft candy instead of the quintessential hard praline. In my opinion, the soft candy turned out to be a divine revelation, for I wouldn’t have discovered the joys of soft, butterscotch flavored nuts if it weren’t for the failed regular praline.
Taste wise, I don’t think these taste any different than regular praline. If you are, however, particular about the texture as well, you could always use regular praline crumbs. And using Praline in whipped cream is simply a genius move on my part, I believe! 😛 (more…)