Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Only Diamond you'll ever get from The Naked Baker

IS A PECAN DIAMOND! So remember last blog when I made mention about hating nuts in my baked goods? You didn't read it?! Well then completely disregard what I just said....shall I begin todays lecture? Lets go!

The pecan diamond is one that is highly regarded in modern society, known for it's brown tones and rustic appeal it is sought after by the most exquisite....oh haha I had you going there for a second didn't I? No of course it's not a real diamond! The Pecan Diamond is a tasty little pastry with a buttery sablee crust on the bottom and it topped with a gooey, decadent layer of pecan filling. I'll be honest this doesn't have much history at all but thats ok because it's tastiness makes up for it laziness in the past. So lets just jump right into some recipe delivery!

Sablee Dough recipe for the bottom layer!

Unsalted Butter, softened 12oz
Confectioners Sugar 3/4c
lemon zest 1t
vanilla extract 1/8t
egg, beaten 1
AP flour 2 1/4c

1. Preheat oven to 350
2.Cream the butter, sugar, zest, and vanilla until smooth
3.add egg a little at a time and beat well
4.add the flour and scrape the bowl often until combined and smooth
5. wrap in plastic wrap and flatten out. Chill one hour
6.Roll dough into a 18''x26" rectangle about 1/8th an inch thick. Lay it in a sheet pan so it lines the bottom and sides. Poke the dough with a fork all over to prevent puffing while baking.
7. Par-Bake for 10 min just until golden colored

Now to make the Sexy Filling!

Unsalted butter 2 pounds
light brown sugar 4 c
granulated sugar 1 c
Honey 3 c
Heavy Cream 1 fluid cup
Pecans 4 pounds

1. In a heavy sauce pan melt the butter and add the sugars and honey. Add the heavy cream and cook over medium high heat. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon, ONLY A WOODEN SPOON! YOU GOT THAT!?
2.Cook until the mixture reaches 240 F, take off heat
3. Spread the pecans over the par-baked crust then pour the caramel mixture over that.
4. Bake at 350F until the mixutre bubbles and the crust in golden brown, 45 min.
8. Cool and cut into diamonds.

I can promise if you like pecans you will love this recipe, you'll make it for every event. Parties, holidays, baptisms, funerals, the whole lot! I hope you dig it oh an feel free to follow me on this blog it's free and will make you thinner instantly*

*results not typical

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