Thursday, July 29, 2010

Daring Bakers' Challenge: Swiss Swirl

I am learning (slowly) that I'm not all that in to baking. I don't really like following a recipe, and I don't like to have a lot of specialty items on hand in my kitchen. Like parchment paper. I frequently look at baking recipes, and think 'eh, I can skip that part.' Which is not really how baking works!

So thanks to my friend B., this month's Daring Bakers' challenge was a success. We were to make a Swiss roll ice cream bombe (an ice cream cake covered with slices of a giant ho-ho). And thanks to B's perseverance, we made a great Swiss roll with toffee chips and whipped cream, and vanilla and coffee ice cream! It was deeelicious. And a great dessert after a hot afternoon of canning!

The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.


  1. That looks so freaking delicious!! I wonder if I will actually find the time to do the challenge next month...

  2. I'm speechless! It looks sooo yummy (and you know who agrees!)

  3. Love toffee and coffee! And I hear you about not wanting to follow a recipe . . .

  4. Daring indeed. Looks like it came out perfect!

  5. That looks amazing! And I must say a refreshing change from all those fruit filled desserts I've been making (and eating).
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