Monday, October 29, 2007

October Daring Bakers Challenge

K Jones Dessert #1

I am a new member of Daring Bakers and I really enjoyed making this dessert. My mother came over and it was a great activity for us to do together and was something I probably would never have chosen to try myself. The dessert was delicious and I think we are going to make it Thanksgiving with a few changes. I can't wait for next month's recipe. I made the custard before I made the cake to give it a chance to cool. I decided to use one and one-half teaspoons of vanilla instead of the vanilla bean. I had read on the daring bakers blog that the custard of some of the members had been runny. This was true of my custard as well so I decided to serve it in marguerita glasses. I put about three-fourths of a cup of custard in each glass. Then I made the sponge cake in the ramekins as directed in the recipe. These turned out perfectly. When I baked the sponge cake, I used water instead of orange juice and used one and one-half teaspoons of vanilla. I liked the vanilla flavor of the sponge cake. After unmolding the cake from the ramekins I sliced it in half and laid it across the width of the glass to cover the custard. I then drizzled the chocolate on top.

K Jones Dessert #2

I was very pleased with the presentation and the dessert was very good but next time I would cut the cake in bite-size cubes to make it a little easier to eat. Thank you for letting me participate.

K Jones Dessert #3


KJ

19 comments:

Courtney said...

love the presentation,looks great

Lis said...

Your bostinis look SO GOOD! I love the drizzle of chocolate.. it looks so rich and creamy! *swoon*

An excellent first post, KJ!! And an even better first Daring Baker challenge.. way to go! =)

xoxo

Quellia said...

Great first challenge!
And I'm with you - can't wait to see what we do for November!

glamah16 said...

Welcome aboard. It looks good.

April said...

That is a beautiful bostini!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Now, how neat is that. Great challenge. Glad to have you with us KJ.

Julie said...

I love that you made this with your mom! I think my mom and I would have a blast with it. Good call on cubing the cake next time, too.

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a great job on your Bostini. Welcome to the Daring Bakers!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Andrea said...

Great job! The chocolate really looks so good on top. Welcome to the Daring Bakers!

Jen Yu said...

A very nice bostini you have there! Congratulations on your first challenge and here's to many more. I too am excited about November's challenge. Will it be as calorie-packed? Will my friends and neighbors love me for it? ;) Good job!

-jen at use real butter

breadchick said...

Great job KJ on your first challenge. Great idea with the presentation!

Megan said...

I think I would of liked the cake in vanilla as well. Great job!

Deborah said...

Great job on your first challenge! It looks wonderful!

marias23 said...

Congrats on completing your first challenge! Love it!

Susan said...

Very nice! I agree about cutting up the cake next time.

Christina said...

Excellent job on your first challenge!

Tartelette said...

Way to go on your first DB challenge! Looks creamy a plenty!!

Gabi said...

Great job on your first challenge!
I like it in the marguerita glass!
xoxo

Peabody said...

The glass makes them extra special...well done.