Trying to get something to point of perfection in baking is like trying to find a pair of jeans that fit. It never really happens...
Let's talk about perfection for a second because for my exam, I am pretty much trying to achieve perfection. I don't actually think I'll get there because perfect means that you're finished learning... and let's face it, I really don't ever want to finish learning as long as I'm still alive and capable of it.
Who's to say that something is perfect?
Who's the judge and why is it their opinion that decides on whether something is perfect or not?
I don't particularly believe that perfection is achievable. Anything and everything can always be improved... no matter what it is... That is a fact.
In my lifelong strive towards perfection (regardless of me not achieving it) I find it best to get there through others opinions. I'm not talking one persons opinion, because that's like naming one single human being to select the best beer in the world, and depending on where and what this person has lived and tasted, the opinion is going to be severely skewed.
After testing out my first round of these Tiramisu Petit Fours I got a lot of really great tips and opinions on how to improve them.
They looked good, they tasted good and overall they were good. But, they weren't great and could be improved. This is what I mean about others opinions. I can now gather the 4 or 5 opinions I received, arrange them together, sort them out... and come up with a better end result from which I started.
So my Tiramisu Petit Fours are not finished, and will not stay like this...
It's back to the drawing board to tweak some ideas... and I can't wait!