Blog Checking Lines - The July 2010 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita's world - life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that's then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.
The original concept of this month's challenge was to use the Swiss rolls to line a bowl, making the end product a dome shaped ice cream cake that's encrusted with Swiss rolls. Even though I do love the encrusted Swiss roll look, I just recently made something really similar - Charlotte Royale.
I didn't want to do the same thing in a short period of time, so I gave my own twist to this challenge by just putting the Swiss rolls on top. I wanted to still stay as close as possible to the challenge, so I piped strawberry swirls around the ice cream cake as a tribute to the swirl galore.
I was having a hard time deciding on what flavour profile I'll make for this cake, so I got inspiration from my H. In the end, we both agreed to a banana split theme - chocolate Swiss roll filled with luscious strawberry jam atop layers of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge center and banana ice cream.
Everything went very well together. The most interesting part of this challenge was making the ice cream. Sunita gave everyone a recipe for making ice cream without using an ice cream maker. So from that, I made my home made ice cream, which was really really fun to do!
I had a couple of Swiss rolls, ice creams and fudge leftover, so I also made mini swirl ice cream cakes. I'm looking forward for the next DB challenge; hope it will be as interesting as this one.