So, JD’s work has a bake-off at their holiday party every year. This is the first year I’m able to attend and enter a dessert. I am going to do a test-run this weekend, but I need some ideas!
As I understand it, the judges tend to look for taste, aesthetics, and creativity.
I’m seriously considering Smitten Kitchen’s Cranberry, Caramel and Almond Tart. It’s got the trifecta: aesthetically pleasing, not overdone, and (hopefully) delicious.
But if that backfires, I need some alternatives. Anyone have any suggestions? I’m not looking for anything too complicated (no candy thermometers please!), but I don’t mind a little elbow grease in exchange for eternal glory.