Elizabeth from Madison, WI (2018 Week 6: Puddings)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

Sponge Puddings

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

Cherry Chocolate and Caramel Apple Sponge Puddings: rich chocolate sponge topped with Door County cherries and a cherry sauce, and vanilla-cinnamon sponges topped with apples and a homemade caramel drizzle.

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 was delighted with how well these turned out! I had never done a boiled dessert and was expecting the worst, but the topping gelled well with the sponge and with a little sauce they are perfectly moist and rich. Very pleased. I was a little experimental with the recipe, using a couple base sponge recipes and skewing with the flavors, so all in all I could not have asked for a better result.

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

Door County cherries top the chocolate sponge and local butter and eggs were used for both sponges.

How did you do?

Absolutely lovely.