Sarah from Wisconsin (2017 Week 7: Desserts)





Baking Challenge

Family-sized Roulade

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

What the HECK was Paul Thinking Liquorice Blackcurrant Swiss Roll?? Seriously, what was Paul thinking with the combo of currant and liquorice flavors in this recipe of his? It sounded so odd I had to try it. I don’t need to again, however.

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 biggest surprise was that I felt EXACTLY like the one guy did a couple seasons ago when he chucked his whole ice cream dessert in the bin. When everything went wrong with this project I wanted to cry and throw the dessert in the garbage. And I wasn’t even being timed, or filmed or stared at by Paul and Mary! Epic fail!

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

I picked those tiny blackcurrants in Bayfield, Wisconsin and turned them into the blackcurrant jam used in the filling.

How did you do?

Feeling humbled.