We 3 gmas made "Cardinal Slice" (s)
We are baking from the book "Baking with Julia" and enjoying stretching our comfort zones... while of course with this one our mid-sections came under real threat too... this is a complicated looking, easy to make recipe... that combines eggy spongecake and crunchy meringue with whipped cream and espresso caramel flavors... or in my case, strawberry, since I have a "non coffee hubby)... Helen and Barb held out for the coffee/caramel flavors and wowed those who got a bite of this great dessert.
The lead in picture is Helen's Cardinal slice plated and ready for tasting... I am going to drop in the pictures here and then share a bit of what else was going on in our kitchens... in Washington state AND in Texas.
These are Helen's slices right out of the oven, before stacking.
and here it is all stacked and ready to chill before slicing..... awesome!
Barb's baked... stacked and covered with whipped cream... and sliced and ready for enjoying....
Here is mine... Stacked and drizzled with a puree of fresh strawberries and pineapple... with strawberries embedded in the whipped cream.
What a FRENCH Bakery adventure this was for us... Barb said she would be so far out of her comfort zone she would have to leave a trail of bread crumbs... but she found her way home in time to taste this great dessert... while she was baking this she added a couple of loaves of Tartine bread that would make Chad Robertson green with envy and scrambling to find her and put these loaves on his next cookbook cover.
Are those wonderful or what!?!
While Barb was doing that Helen and I, in separate kitchens, were making sauerkraut, having found cabbage on sale; this was another unbelievably easy "why haven't we done this before" experience.
Since coming on to this website and taking the ITJB challenge, we have become very adventurous... and our baking days each week together make the best memories, discussions and just plain good old "sister times!" ...
Next week, Helen's choice from Julia, Rustic Potato Loaves.
Diane, Helen and Barbra.