I came back to the cake later that night and sampled it (thus the wedge removed from the circle- I figured I could fill it in with whipped cream later). It tasted awful; it tasted rushed. It tasted yeasty. But I thought maybe it could be salvaged by simple syrup. I thought wrong. I didn't bother with the berries (why waste good berries on this?) and the whipped cream. Besides it was 10pm. A gross underestimation of time needed.
I am not sure what went wrong, but most likely I rushed that second rise time and I could have used more dough for my larger bundt pan. Seeing as we will likely do Babas in the future, I am in no hurry to repeat this recipe now.
Looking at my last 2 posts, it appears I am hopelessly busy, but I'm not. I'm just choosing poor times to make these recipes or rather underestimating the time and commitment they take. Maybe I need to just add an hour on to every recipe to be realistic. It will be just like what I have done to estimate leaving times with two toddlers. Want to leave at 9? Start getting ready to leave at 8...
|Eating berries meant for the Savarin!|