The Daring Bakers is a group of avid bakers who take turns challenging each other to bake wonderful things. This month’s challenge was hosted by Ria and Jamie for this Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. The basis is a soft, lightly sweet yeast dough filled with meringue – the rest was up to us! The dough was wonderful to work with and made enough for two coffee cakes, so I made two variations: Raspberry Almond and Pina Colada.
|Dough with Meringue filling|
|Dough with Meringue, Raspberry Jam, and Almond Paste|
|The finished product! Soft, sweet dough wrapped around Raspberry Jam, Almond Paste, and Meringue topped with sliced almonds – tasted like it was from the bakery.|
For the Pina Colada version, I used a wonderful marmalade from Lourdes who sells it at the Channel Islands Farmers’ Market, and I topped it with shredded coconut.
|Fr. Junipero Serra in front of Ventura City Hall, CA|