If at first you don't succeed... (Tuesdays with Dorie: Gingerbread Buche de Noel)
Try Try Again
|by T. H. Palmer|
This week's Tuesday's with Dorie: Baking Chez Moi selection was certainly an exercise in perseverance.
It was not a technically challenging recipe per se; however, if one has a tendency to royally mess up chiffon type cakes (raises hands), then the challenge is there. (Especially if one has to make the cake portion of this recipe multiple times mere hours before the cake is expected at Christmas Dinner - oh, and the ingredient supply is running low and no stores are open because...it is Christmas).
Other than that minor
Eventually, I ended up with the desired result - a gingerbread cake with cream cheese filling, covered in marshmallow frosting and sprinkled with candied pecans. I tried to go more traditional in my buche stylings; however, the fluffy frosting caused the end result to look more like a lop-sided heart than something out of the woods...
I am still too annoyed with the cake to write positively about it (I did love the frosting and pralines - I am glad I doubled the recipe for them - and the cake did receive compliments at dinner) - it took me almost a week to work up enough goodwill to write about it.
At least I can hold my head high and say that I didn't give up on this one...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for Dorie's gingerbread buche de Noel can be found here.