I organized a “Tacky Sweater and Dessert Potluck” party for my co-workers recently. For that party, I decided to let my spirituality influence my decision on what to create.
I found this wonderful recipe for a Tiramisu Yule Log on Epicurious.
I had all sorts of firsts with this recipe.
- I used a piping bag to make the meringue mushrooms.
- I made a jelly roll type cake (that was interesting)
- I got to make my own ganache (and discover that letting it sit in the fridge overnight rather than putting it straight onto the cake was not a good idea)
- And of course Tiramisu and cooking with mascarpone. I had no idea how creamy and yummy that cheese is. I think I will revisit it with other recipes
As a result of having tried this recipe, I now know that there are benefits in planning desserts in advance. This is a lengthy recipe and could have been made in stages over a few days. Planning in advance… what a concept.
I also have way too much in the way of egg whites, so I think I will be playing around with other meringue recipes to make use of it.