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.