Rebecca from Stevens Point, WI (2017 Week 7: Desserts)




Stevens Point, WI

Baking Challenge

Family-sized Roulade

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

Lemon Sponge Roulade with Blueberries and Cream.

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!

The sponge was quite sticky after it cooled, making it difficult to unroll/roll without tearing the delicate, thin layer of cake. This required using an unconventional approach of "gluing" the cake back together with the cream filling as the roll was assembled! It wasn’t pretty, but we got it done. Actually, my daughter receives the credit this week for the fact that I have a submission at all. I had given up on the hope that a bake would be completed due to several unplanned situations that arose over the course of the week. But with just a few hours left before the submission deadline, my daughter moved my baking challenge to the top of the family priority list. In addition, she saved my bake. She continued to encourage me and wouldn’t let me throw it in the bin despite the temptation! This was a classic case of the child becoming the parent for the parent. Ha!

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

Added accents of fresh, local blueberries.

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.