All ready to eat!
The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake.
This is my first Daring Bakers Challenge that I participated in and to be honest, I was kind of intimidated when I saw that this month's recipe used yeast. Baking with yeast always freaks me out since I always hallucinate that the dough is never going to rise. And I always have the impression that it's going to take aaaaaages to prepare.
Anyways, the recipe was extremely fun to make and was quite quick for yeast (and TWO rises)! I started around 2 pm and by 4.45pm everything was ready. The BEST part was the part below: spreading the meringue on the cake and sprinkling walnuts, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and sugar. Rolling it up was quite amusing as well.. since I had never done something like that before.
|The second rise before it was baked|
The smell of the kitchen as it was baking was HEAVENLY. And the smell of the actual cake was even better. Everyone was trying to stick their noses into it to get a full whiff of that cinnamony, chocolatey, sugared goodness.