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:



6 comments:

Michelle said...

What an absolutely PERFECT braid!

Welcome to Daring Bakers!

Lorrie said...

your braid with ice cream looks so good! Great job!

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your first challenge! It was quite a challenge, you're right!

HoneyB said...

You did a beautiful job! Welcome to the Daring Bakers!

Patti said...

Beautiful. Great job...

breadchick said...

Welcome to DB! Well done on your first challenge.