Greta from Verona, WI (2017 Week 7: Desserts)




Verona, WI

Baking Challenge

Family-sized Roulade

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

The B&B: A basil sponge with blackberry jam and basil blackberry cream cheese filling.

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’ve never baked a sponge before, so when I took it out of the pan it fell apart and I tried to piece it back together, but it looks a mess. I also tried to make a blackberry jam for the first time and it was very runny. I’m glad I tried it, so now I know for the future!

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

I used blackberries and basil from my garden to add flavor to the roulade.

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.