Annette & Vernette from Wisconsin (2018 Week 10: Wisconsin Week)


Annette & Vernette



Baking Challenge

Wisconsin Week – Star Baker

Give your dessert a clever name — and tell us about your recipe.

Editor’s note: Annette and Vernette’s baking story is unique. Annette submitted two entries each week: one for her, and one for her 94-year-old mother, Vernette. Vernette’s arthritis prevented her from baking herself; Annette baked to Vernette's specifications.

Annette writes:

Vernette’s Cinnamon Meringue & Lemon Cake — This week, my mom requested that I make something from her childhood — a cake with lemon topping and a cinnamon meringue on top of that! When this Baking Challenge began, we thought one could bake anything one wanted, as long as it fell under the general weekly theme. We wanted to make this cake in Week 1 but learned the rules for that week were too strict. So, we decided to save it for the last week!

Annette’s Cheese Quiche — For my own bake this week I decided to make a routine, weekly dish for me – a cheese quiche. For the recipe, you use a large container of cottage cheese along with any shredded or grated hard cheese you desire. In this quiche, I used mozzarella and parmesan, and topped it with cooked bacon. It was great! 

What was the biggest surprise during your baking journey? Did you use any unconventional approaches? What did you learn along the way? Tell us about it!

I enjoyed stepping out of my baking comfort zone with each challenge and stretching my abilities. Thank you for that. I also want to thank you for all the challenges and for having this audience engagement campaign; I know my mom and I really enjoyed it. My husband is a little glad this is over — he doesn't want to gain any more weight than what he has already. Paleo diet here we come! Thanks again!

How did you add a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or decoration?

We added our Wisconsin roots!

How did you do?

Rocked it.