Friday, June 13, 2008

Strawberrys+Coasters=Summer...Right??

Thanks everyone for wishing me well on my vacation...I had a blast! We spent the entire day Saturday at Great America. Around 8 p.m. it started raining for the second time that day and people were starting to leave (the park closed at 9 p.m.). Shortly after, the tornado siren went off, everyone then started running for their cars. So, no lack of excitement that day! The ride below was one of my favorites..."Batman". Their best ride "Superman" was closed that day...so sad.
*Lauren, you asked me for the cookie recipe...I added it to the post the cookies are on.*

"Berry Pinwheel Cake". Thru baking, I have learned many things. One, what you make doesn't always look like the pictures. Sad, but true. Take this for instance...the pictures from TOH looked beautiful and I could imagine the gorgeous dessert I would soon be presenting. Well, it didn't quite turn out like that! You're probably thinking "what is wrong with it"? I know the pictures don't look that bad, but I think us cooks always critique our work more than we should! I am going to try to not be so critical!!

"Berry Pinwheel Cake"

Ingredients:
4 egg yolks
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
4-1/2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners' sugar
FILLING:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons lemon curd
2 cups chopped fresh strawberries

DIRECTIONS:In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks, eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in the water, oil and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan and line with waxed paper; grease and flour the paper. Spread batter into pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool on a wire rack. In a bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; add sugar, beating until stiff. Fold in lemon curd; gradually fold in strawberries. Unroll cake; spread filling evenly to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again; dust with confectioners' sugar. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

10 comments:

Jeena said...

Looks great to me. :-)

Barbara Bakes said...

Our family loves roller coasters. I'm so glad you had a great time. I think your pinwheel looks creamy and delicious!

Rebekah C said...

I was rained out of my cedar point experience last summer early in the morning! i love coasters so it was a bummer to miss out on them.

That berry cake looks so yummy and cute! you definitely are too hard on yourself!

Oiyi said...

It still looks delicious to me! But I know what you mean. I am really critical of my own work, be it cooking, baking, knitting...etc.

Rae said...

You've been really busy! Everything looks delicious. I always have bad weather at Cedar Point. It ALWAYS thunderstorms whenever I'm there. I think they put it in a bad location because I've never had a nice day there.

Priscilla said...

Jeena - thanks!

Barbara - roller coasters are the best. The pinwheel did turn out yummy...thanks!!

Rebekah - that would not have been fun at all...I hope to get to Cedar Point someday. I know I am too hard on myself...:)

Oiyi - thanks...my Dad loved it! It's funny because I'll critique whatever I bake/cook and my family is wondering what is she critizing it for??

Rae - yup...I have been buys! Always thunderstorms...wow! That must have been terrible! Maybe they did put it in a bad place...:)

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

I love roller coasters! Just went to a theme park a couple of days ago. Your dessert looks great!

Lucy said...

Your berry roll looks great! Fresh fruit desserts are a must.... it's the season!

RecipeGirl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your dessert looks delicious!

Priscilla said...

Jessy - aren't coasters great??!! Thanks!!

Lucy - yes, they are a must...summer is especially fun because the fruit is all in season!

Recipegirl - you're welcome! thanks...the family loved it!