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Pastry chef, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet Butterfingers | Gourmet Makes

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  1. cfabbro
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    Butterfingers are one of my absolute favorite candy bars, so this was a really interesting one to watch. SpoilersI'm genuinely surprised at how well Claire nailed this one though, especially...

    Butterfingers are one of my absolute favorite candy bars, so this was a really interesting one to watch.

    SpoilersI'm genuinely surprised at how well Claire nailed this one though, especially considering how hard I assumed it would be at first, and how much she has seemed to struggle lately.
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  2. tomf
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    Holy smokes! This is one of the better ones. I always figured that butterfingers were basically pulled like taffy, but I never considered the cornflakes. I'm tempted to make some with some Adam's...

    Holy smokes! This is one of the better ones. I always figured that butterfingers were basically pulled like taffy, but I never considered the cornflakes. I'm tempted to make some with some Adam's dark roasted peanut butter (also known as the best peanut butter to date.)

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    This might be a bit controversial, but can we update the title to be "Claire Saffitz Attempts to Make Gourmet Butterfingers"? I don't know why BA leads with "Pastry Chef". Chris Morocco, Delaney,...

    This might be a bit controversial, but can we update the title to be "Claire Saffitz Attempts to Make Gourmet Butterfingers"? I don't know why BA leads with "Pastry Chef". Chris Morocco, Delaney, and Brad get their own first-name-basis. I don't know why Claire should be any different.

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    1. mat
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      The other thing is that she's not really a pastry chef. She went to culinary school but that's about it (unlike some other BA staff who have years of professional cheffing under their belts) -...

      The other thing is that she's not really a pastry chef. She went to culinary school but that's about it (unlike some other BA staff who have years of professional cheffing under their belts) - she's a recipe developer. I love Claire and she's obviously a great cook - but a real pastry chef wouldn't make any fuss about tempering chocolate, that's everyday stuff and anyone who has spent any amount of time working in the pastry section can do it with their eyes closed.

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    2. cfabbro
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      Did a mix of both, so search isn't effected too badly. I will slowly go through and edit all the previous ones and try to remember to do the same from now on when I post them, too. And now that...

      Did a mix of both, so search isn't effected too badly. I will slowly go through and edit all the previous ones and try to remember to do the same from now on when I post them, too.

      And now that you mention it, yeah, it is a bit weird that all the other BA chefs are named directly in their videos, but not Claire.

      1 vote
  4. rogue_cricket
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    I thought this one was going to be really difficult, and it looks like she nailed it! Sometimes I watch an episode of Gourmet Makes and if Claire doesn't struggle too badly, I get the impression...

    I thought this one was going to be really difficult, and it looks like she nailed it!

    Sometimes I watch an episode of Gourmet Makes and if Claire doesn't struggle too badly, I get the impression that I could follow her recipe at home. Like I think I could do the Oreos or the ice cream, my attempt would probably be serviceable. But the fact that she banged this one out does not give me any confidence that I could do it even a little bit. It still looked really challenging, it's just that Claire is so skilled she was able to knock it out of the park.

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