Wynde from Eleva, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Eleva, WI

Baking Challenge

Rum Baba

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Summer Berry Rum Baba
I used Paul Hollywood’s recipe. I had never made these before, actually had never heard of them so I thought this would be the perfect challenge for me.

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

Overall the recipe went well. I have never kneaded butter into dough so that was interesting. I think my dough was dryer than it was supposed to be, because it was very hard to squeeze out of the pastry bag.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

I used eggs from my free-roaming chickens, which made the dough look a little more yellow than the recipe shows. I also used fresh Wisconsin strawberries from my garden. It’s strawberry season so wanted to highlight them!

How did you do?

Absolutely lovely.