There are a couple of cakes from the book that I made last year but never blogged about. I was going to at some point but
This weekend I told myself that I should blog about them. No excuses! Even if the photos makes me cringe, especially the Apricot Roll one, where the sliced photo is all blurry. I took 8 photos of them and none were in focus. *@)*&)*%#_*#)!
There's not much to say about the Apple Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake as I don't remember much. Which to me means two things: the cake was easy and the taste was not bad but not super good either.
I do remember that we love the crunch of the topping on top and the slight crunch of the apple in the middle.
The Chocolate Apricot Roll with Lacquer Glaze I remember, even though it was made 2 months before the Coffee Cake. This cake took some time to make as there are 4 components: the cake itself, lekvar, ganache, and lacquer glaze.
I remember making Lekvar and it took a while. I made 1/2 recipe of the roll but made the full recipe of the lekvar because I heard that it wasn't going to be enough. In the end I had too much lekvar and they sat in the fridge for weeks until they get thrown out. We didn't like the lekvar and would much prefer apricot jam.
I also remember making the lacquer glaze. Man, it was a pain because it was so temperature sensitive. I think I had to redo it and when I coat the cake there were bubbles everywhere. I know Rose said to stir slowly/carefully, a step that I overlook. I tried to poke the bubbles with a needle but in the end gave up.
The cake was not bad. We weren't impressed with the lekvar and the ganache totally overpower the cake. The texture of the cake itself is good and the glaze was very chocolate-y (YUM!).