Saturday, June 28, 2008

Daring Bakers June Challenge

It's been a while since I posted, but oh well. Recently I joined The Daring Bakers and my first challenge, the June challenge, was to make Danish Braid. This was my first experience with laminated dough, and I definitely struggled! My most annoying problem was that the dough kept shrinking up as I tried to roll it out, even after I would give it extra breaks to relax in the fridge. But, I managed to turn out a pretty looking braid, if I do say so myself. It was quite depressing that it took me so long to create this braid only to have it gobbled up in less than 15 minutes! But, I suppose I shouldn't complain that my family liked it. :P I made this for Father's Day, so I decided to use the Apple Filling recipe that came with it because my dad is a big fan of apples.

I'm glad I had something special to make for such a special occasion, however I don't think I'll be making any laminated dough again in the near future as the multiple rolling outs practically killed my arms! >_< It was nice to make something outside of my comfort zone and I really loved reading about everyone else's experiences with the recipe! I'm really happy to be a part of Daring Bakers and I can't wait until next month's challenge!

Here are some pictures from this month's recipe: