Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll

Swiss Roll

The July 2010 Daring Baker's 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.

Let me just say that this is not a pretty dessert. It tasted fine, but it's just not gorgeous to look at. And the looks definitely did not stop it from disappearing rather quickly. As usual with the Daring Bakers, this was a family project. Mini Me made the Swiss roll cake which we filled with a vanilla mascarpone mousse. Boy Mimi made his fabulous coffee ice cream, and I contributed the vanilla gelato and hot fudge sauce. We used the cake recipe provided on the Daring Bakers forum for the Swiss roll and while the texture was nice, it just didn't have enough chocolate flavor. The recipe can be found here.

Vanilla Mascarpone Mousse
8oz mascarpone
2 teaspoon vanilla
8oz whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar, divided

In a mixing bowl whip the cream with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a second bowl beat the mascarpone with the remaining teaspoon vanilla and sugar. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone.

Coffee Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream,
3/4 cups sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
pinch salt

Heat milk, cream instant espresso powder and 1/2 cup sugar over medium heat,stirring to dissolve sugar, about 5 minutes.
Whisk egg yolks with remaining sugar until smooth. Stirring constantly  slowly add about 1 cup of the hot milk to the egg yolk. then slowly add the egg yolk mixture back into the remaining hot milk. continue to cook the custard over medium heat until it is very hot, but not simmering and custard coats the back of a spoon.
Strain custard into a bowl set over ice water and let cool. When cool remove from ice bath cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely chilled, about 3 hours.
When chilled churn in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions.

Vanilla Gelato
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 cup cream.
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt

Heat milk over low heat. In a small bowl beat egg yolks until thick and creamy. Add 2 tablespoons of hot milk to eggs stirring constantly. Add eggs, sugar and salt to remaining milk in sauce pan. Return to heat and cook over medium heat, until custard thickens, but do not boil.  Remove from heat. Place pan in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking then add cream and vanilla. Refrigerate until cold and process in your ice cream machine according to manufacturer directions.

Hot Fudge Sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
pinch salt
2/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a sauce pan. Stir to combine. continue string over medium heat until smooth and the sugars have melted. Remove from heat add vanilla and cool to room temperature. To serve warm, reheat over hot water or in microwave.

Sunita thank you for a fun challenge. To see what the other Daring Bakers made visit our blog roll