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Published on February 27th, 2010
by Clarabella

The very first reveal

So today is the very first reveal date for my Daring Bakers challenge. My first challenge and my first official reveal and the anticipation of what next month’s challenge will be, its all very exciting! I found the Tiramisu quite a challenge I have to admit. I have never made such a complicated dessert before and it stretched my kitchen skills quite considerably. I found the marscapone the most challenging part. It is not a complicated method on paper but the practice is something else. It kind of worked but it was not the consistency I would have liked and I will certainly have to give it another go as I hate not getting something just right. But the Zabaglione and Pastry Cream turned out beautifully and the Savoiardi although not the most beautiful I have ever seen tasted lovely and gave the Tiramisu a firm but delicate base. Another slight problem i ran into was the construction. I did not have a dish that was exactly the right size so the one I ended up using was slightly too small and the top of my tiramisu came up over the edge of the dish which was less than ideal. At the end of the day I was happy with it as a first attempt and I have learned some valuable skills and I am confident that the next time I make a Tiramisu it will be considerably better! It tasted divine, and after all, they do say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating…


7 Responses to “The very first reveal”
  1. It looks really nice, though, so you'd never know it didn't go as you liked! Congratulations on your first challenge, and let's see what next month brings…

  2. Congratulations on your first challenge! Your tiramisu looks nice!

  3. Congrats on your first challenge! This is my second challenge so far and I am really loving it. Good luck in March!

  4. Lovely tiramisu. Very nicely done.

  5. Dragon says

    Your Tiramisu is lovely. 🙂 Great job on this challenge!

  6. Congrats on your first challenge!! You did really well and it looks lovely!

  7. ice tea: sugar high says

    Congratulations on your first challenge and welcome to Daring Baker. Your tiramiso looks great