Friday, July 30, 2010

Missing In Action

I've been missing in action a lot lately, especially when it comes to Daring Baker's Challenges; try three months missing.

At work we have a trade board where every employee can post the hours they want to give away and pick up the hours they want respectively; I'm kind of addicted to it. In June I had a brilliant idea to pick up an insane number of hours in trade, so that I could work very few in July and August... but like I said, I'm addicted. I did, in fact, pick up an insane number of hours in June, and then I kept right on picking up hours in July, and all of a sudden I found myself with another month of insane hours and no days off - and, not to mention, no Daring Baker's Challenges or treats of any kind for that matter.

Today, however, marks day 1 of my 6 day off streak, and why yes! I am looking forward to it, especially because Sunday, August 1 marks Gabriel and I's 8 year Wedding Anniversary.

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.
Chocolate Strawberry
Bombe

My bombe is comprised of a Chocolate Swiss Roll filled with a Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling, Strawberry and Rocky Road Ice Cream and rather than filling it with fudge, I used the remaining filling from Swiss Roll.

Sunita's recipes and instructions. I love Sunita's photo tutorial and recipe selections. For my bombe I used her Swiss Roll recipe, however I've included my ice cream and filling recipes.

Strawberry Ice Cream
2 cups milk
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
Whisk together and place into stovetop pan
Turn heat to high to scald milk and bring it to the boiling point, stiring constantly

Remove from heat, and add 2 cups heavy whipping cream
When mixture has cooled slightly add 16oz of sliced strawberries
Chill overnight
Churn according to Ice Cream Maker Instructions


Rocky Road Ice Cream
2 cups milk
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
4 oz chocolate chunks
Whisk together and place into stove top pan
Turn heat to high to scald milk and bring it to the boiling point, stiring constantly

Remove from heat, and add 2 cups heavy whipping cream
When mixture has cooled slightly add 1 cup marshmallows and 1 cup crushed walnuts
Chill overnight
Churn according to Ice Cream Maker Instructions


Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling
8oz cream cheese
8oz strawberry jam
½ cup sugar
Beat together until creamy

Stir in 1 cup whipped heavy cream

I loved this challenge, and learned a lot for next time... such as freeze the swiss rolls before placing them in the bowl, keep saran wrap tight and straight, and don't soften your ice cream too much that it runs down any gaps in your bombe!

One year ago: Pie in the Sky, Caramel Moon Pies.

4 Sweet Talkers:

Valerie said...

That slice where you can see all the hidden goodness inside looks so good! Happy early anniversary!

Adriana from Bittersweet Baker said...

Your cake looks so good! I love the flavor combination of rocky road ice cream and strawberry ice cream.

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