Saturday, December 22, 2007

Yule never believe what the daring bakers have done this time...

What do you get when you stick 4 Jews in the kitchen and ask them to create a traditional Christmas recipe? Sounds like the beginning to a good joke, huh? Nope. Just this month's daring bakers challenge!

I don't know what the best part of this months challenge was... It could have been the fact that it was a humongous hilarious disaster, or maybe because it was absolutely hysterical to cook with my sister in law and her boyfriend, or maybe because I learned that a sheet cake should cool completely before adding buttercream frosting and rolling it...

Really, the list could go on forever.

The moral of the story is this month's challenge will go down in Portnoy family history as the most entertaining cooking event thus far. Thanks daring bakers!

The good news is, it looked good after it sat in the fridge to cool overnight, and it actually kind of tasted good, too.


The best part was watching sis-in-law create an updated Mr. Bill and his girlfriend, representing multicultural diversity in true liberal fashion (Thank goodness for her *huge hugs*). And watching her boyfriend D make a nativity scene (can you find baby Jesus?) and a pitch fork carrying gnome, I mean really...does it get better?



Overall, it was an entertaining activity. I can honestly say a good time was had by all (caveat: in between my kitchen temper tantrums) and eating the final product was truly sweet success.

20 comments:

Feminist Gal said...

Reading this post was almost as fun as participating!!! Nicely done and i must say, the actual Yule log (+ characters) looks great! Love it!! :)

katiez said...

That is by far the most, um, creative Yule Log I've ever seen!
I didn't know Mr. Bill was still around - nice to see him again.
Sounds like a fun time was had by al1!

Peter M said...

I like the Oy-Vey log....break out the Meneshevitz!

amandajean said...

it does sound like the start of a joke! it sounds like you 4 had a whole lot of fun. :)

Gigi said...

The post was funny and the yule log is too cute! Love the little snowmen. Well Done.

Chris said...

Oh - I think my tummy hurts from laughing. What a great story! Fabulous extras.

marias23 said...

Heehee, it sure looks like you guys had a fun time :) Looks delish too!

Claire said...

Glad you could have fun with family on this challenge. That's the best! Nice job.

Lis said...

Oh Nooooooooooooooo! I miss Mr. Bill. ;)

FANTASTIC Yule log, Lindsay! And this is why I heart you so much.. you CRACK ME UP! Sounds like the in-laws are lots of fun! :D

Happy holidays, sweetie!

xoxo

Carla said...

Love the little people!

winedeb said...

Little snowmen are sooo cute!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Lindsay!

Bellini Valli said...

Hey Lindsay...looks like you all had an amzing time making your yule log. Mr Bill has been reserrected by the pitch fork carrying gnome!Mine was my very first DB challenge and thrown together at the last minute in between visiting over a 2 day period. Hope my Black Forest Cake Buche de Noel meets with my approval in flavour!!

Lunch Buckets said...

At least nobody got hurt :)

Peabody said...

Oh NO Mr. Bill! Ha, that is great. You certianly win for most diverse use of marzipan!

ostwestwind said...

Oh, I learned that the yule has its origin in winter solstice and had nothing to do with Christmas :-)

Your log looks great!

Happy holidays...

Dolores said...

Hey... you had fun with it, and that's what counts! And you made it *yours* in the decoration. I love that!

I hope you had a happy holiday season, and that 2008 brings you nothing but the best!

Anonymous said...

Lindsay, now really are you still having tantrums? ...me too!! Let's see if we can find a time to meet sometime before we die. Love ya, Kim

Gabi said...

Fun story to go with a fun Yule Log!
Hope you have a fabulous 2008 and thanks for the laugh!
xoxo
Gabi

Deborah said...

Sounds like a fun time!! I love all of the figures!

Jen Yu said...

oh, those little snowmen are the best I've seen! I love what you did :) Congrats on an awesome yule log.

jen at use real butter