The Daring Bakers are back, did you miss us? Well, I´m sure my hips didn´t!
This month is all about cream and chocolate, so they won´t be getting any sort of rest. When I heard that Mary had chosen Bostini cream pie as our challenge this month with an orange flavored genoise cake, I knew it couldn´t possibly go wrong, I mean, vanilla + orange + chocolate, what´s not to like? Well, I was absolutely shocked to find that many DBs didn´t like the orange-chocolate combo, come on, people, what´s wrong with you?
But I´m afraid to say that in my case, the orange flavor didn´t really come through as much as I would have liked, so if I make it again, I´d use some sort of orange cream instead of the vanilla cream. Or do the raspberry sauce I used for my grandma since she´s allergic to chocolate and pair it with chocolate sauce.
Other than that though, the texture was amazing and the flavors were good, even if a little milder than I would have liked. And it´s the perfect dessert to share with family because it´s something most people will like, so I served it for Mother´s Day here in Argentina last Sunday and it was a hit, as you can see from the smiling faces around the table (and no, I´d like to tell myself the wine my dad is drinking-that he makes himself by the way- had nothing to do with the general atmosphere of joy).
So, to sum it up because the blogroll keeps getting longer and longer and you have mmmm like 200 entries to check out (plus my crazy work schedule means I´ve been working this weekend AND in Argentina we voted for president today so that took a lot of time, and mental energy), do make this one but add more flavor to the cream or a bit of grand marnier to the cake part, you won´t be sorry and you´ll have smiling faces all around you.