banana - cashews - curried goat cheese - sweet bread casing
Mets la main à la pâte! It’s time to roll up your sleeves and put your hands wrist deep in some smooth, silky dough and create something oh-so sweet! Jamie of Life’s a Feast and Ria of Ria’s Collection are thrilled to invite you to bake along with them this month!
This is the first Daring Baker challenge that I have been eligible to try ... whhoooooo! Should I be cringing in my shoes? I'll admit it. I am! I am not the queen of yeast doughs and this particular challenge involves a soft and pillow-like sweet yeast dough that is rolled and filled jellyroll fashion with ... sky's the limit.
a graduated dough - whisk the dry, beat in the warm milk and butter - beat in the eggs and a bit more flour - mix in the rest of the flour - knead, knead, knead - rise
The yeast dough makes enough for two coffee cakes, so I opted to try two different rings - #1 with cherries/almonds/white chocolate drizzle and #2 with banana chips, salted cashews, and curried goat cheese. In both cases, I flavored the meringues ... Amaretto in the sweet take and curry/parsley in the savory take. The meringue bakes its way into the yeast layers and flavors the bread really well.
Both cakes were really good ... and the dough for the cakes was smooth and beautiful ... the dough recipe can be used for any number of coffee cakes ... write it down or download it. Just sayin'.
The following photos follow the construction of the banana/cashew/goat cheese coffee cake ... which turned into Sunday evening's dinner. The cherries and almond take will be breakfast for Monday ... but that's getting ahead of things.
soft, elastic, and easy to handle
meringue flavored with parsley and curry - banana chips, cashews, and goat cheese
jelly roll - ends tucked into each other to make a ring - snip, snip, second rise
a pretty coffee cake ring ready for second rise
A savory ring served with basic greens, olives, cheese board, and a bottle of Sauvignon blanc