Sunday, March 27, 2011
Daring Bakers: Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake
The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake.
This was a tasty homemade bread challenge. It's always good to add another recipe to the collection. I did get so caught up in the preparation that I only remembered to take photos at the beginning and the end. The middle stage will remain a mystery.
After preparing the dough and letting it rise, the next step is rolling it out. (Although the recipe says the dough will only take about 45 minutes for the initial rise, mine took nearly two hours.)
Then the filling is added -- a fluffy meringue,
followed by cinnamon sugar,
followed by (imagine this) sliced almonds and mini cinnamon chips.
Next, you roll up the dough, form it into a circle, then make slashes around the edges so the filling shows through.
Once risen a second time, the bread is brushed with an egg wash before being baked. I added some sugar sprinkles for that sparkly effect.
It was a delicious bread, good for breakfast or for a snack. it didn't last long at all.
For the recipe, head over to the Daring Kitchen. There, you can also see all the flavor variations made by the other bakers.