Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Daring Bakers' Challenge: Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake

Okay, all you fellow Daring Bakers and blogger friends, take a good look at the photo above because this is as good as it gets! Before I forget...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.- In my case this turned out more like a BOMB than a bombe!
It all started out so nicely(the cake and cream) and on track(see above photo:))...until I decided to use my own recipe for the ice cream. I have been making it for a dozen years (cookies and cream)! It is always a favorite with everyone, but this time I decided to make half of the recipe as strawberry ice cream, and instead of adding fresh strawberries(which probably would have worked)I used my homemade strawberry jam. I'm no chemist, but it must have been too thin and prevented the ice cream from firming up nicely:( It sure tasted heavenly though!

To construct this dessert I first put the strawberry ice cream in the bottom of the bowl, then the fudge sauce(I used THIS recipe from Bonnie of City Home/Country Home, and it was delicious! Check out her wonderful blog!), and finished up with the homemade cookies and cream ice cream. Unfortunately when I went to release the whole thing from the bowl, the strawberry "ice cream" though thickened before, had now turned to the consistency of a shake. So my bombe was hollowed out at the top of the dome, which basically made the whole thing cave in! :(

Anyway, when my husband gets home there's a big yummy bowl of disaster in the freezer and he's welcome to dig in! :)

Find the Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake recipe HERE. Thanks for the challenge, Sunita!

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream recipe (No ice cream maker needed.) I got this recipe from my mom(decades ago) and I don't know where she got it from.

4 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups crushed oreo cookies
1 Tablespoon real vanilla
1 pint whipping cream

1. Beat egg yolks until thick. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir well.
2. Crush cookies and add to milk and egg mixture.
3. Whip cream until very stiff. (Be careful or you'll end up with butter!)
4. Gently stir in shipped cream into the milk mixture.
5. Freeze 6 hours or until firm.

Yields almost a half gallon.

Simple and Super!

22 comments:

  1. Rats! I hate it when things don't turn out the way I plan them. You bakers that do this challenge are really the tops for making things out of your comfort zone month after month. Your husband will love the treat waiting him in the freeer.

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  2. That's too bad your strawberry ice cream didn't set. It sounds like a delicious flavor combination. I actually like my ice really soft, so I'm sure I would have loved it. I've been wanting to try Bonnie's fudge sauce recipe. It's nice to hear another great review of it.

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  3. You make me laugh with your stories! Besides being an outstanding baker... especially those delicious, one-of-a-kind, sugar cookies...you also have a way with words! :->

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  4. I just saw this on another site. Yours is beautiful and so delicious looking. I am following you back.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your strawberry ice cream. But a GOOD baker always manages to make it look as nothing went wrong!! Looks very good to me!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on mine.

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  6. Oh no. Well you know I think what matters is how a dish tastes, looks are secondary. Strawberry thick shake bomb sounds yummy.

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  7. I think your bombe looks awesome, and even though it caved in, you would never notice! Besides, all that matters is the taste, and boy, your hubby must have been in heaven with his 'bowl of mess' :)

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  8. oh wow! That is impressive!
    Also, in the summer, if you have a spoon you can enjoy eat ice cream pretty much anyway, so no worries about it caving in ~ I am sure it was delicious!

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  9. Great job!! I am totally impressed. ANd your cookies from the previous post... WOW!!!!

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  10. According to plan or not, it still looks super delish :)

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  11. Well, if that's what you call a failure at your house, send it your failures on over here! We wouldn't want Mr. S to have to suffer TOO much! MMM....looks delish, and sounds like it tastes delish! What more can we ask for?

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  12. I think it looks great! I certainly wouldn't turn down a slice!!!

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  13. Lets hope next month lets everyone rest a little - still looks good to me though

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  14. Great job! Your cake looks delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear your strawberry ice cream didn't set up. However, I bet it still tasted great :)

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  16. Ooh great flavour idea Sue! Cookies and cream sounds divine! :D

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  17. I've really been enjoying reading everyone's Daring Baker posts about this recipe. They all look so good, including yours!

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  18. Sue, This is an ambitious dessert. It certainly looks good and I bet it tasted great. Glad you liked the fudge sauce and thanks for the mention in your post. I'd eat this anytime, even if it is a little soft.

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  19. Wow! What a Party to make! I want to try this for early October with my Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll and homemade pumpkin ice cream! Too much pumpkin? We'll see...
    Way to go!

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  20. P.S. Love the shot of you with Megan - GORGEOUS!!!

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  21. Annie, That shot is gorgeous, but that's my daughter with Megan; the munchkins are my grandchildren:)

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