Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Daring Bakers Challenge

Catherine of Munchie Musings was our November Daring Bakers’ host and she challenged us to make a traditional Filipino dessert – the delicious Sans Rival cake! And for those of us who wanted to try an additional Filipino dessert, Catherine also gave us a bonus recipe for Bibingka which comes from her friend Jun of Jun-blog.

Sadly this is a picture-less post. The Sans Rival is a lovely dessert I am sure. My problem was the French buttercream and its need for a candy thermometer. If anyone remembers the candy challenge, you will know that is my downfall. It remains unconquered.

I neglected to take any pictures because I was too busy trying to get the rock candy sugar concoction out of my KitchenAid mixer bowl. I never had a chance to try it again, and honestly I am not sure I would have due to the whole thermometer phobia.

I will chalk this up as a disaster and get ready for December.