The March 2011 Daring Bakerâ€™s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Riaâ€™s Collection and Jamie of Lifeâ€™s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake.Â Jamie found this recipe on a piece of yellowed paper in her dadâ€™s collection of clipped out and hand-written recipes from the 1970â€™s, no source, no date, and she tried the recipe and it was brilliant!
It’s very nice of her sharing this special coffee cake with us. It’s unusual to have meringue in the coffee cake, but the result was lovely. I made Ria’s Indian-inspired versionÂ with saffron added to the sweet yeast bread dough and garam masala and cashews flavoring the filling. I made one with chocolate chips and the other without. Nav and I both liked the one without chocolate better as the chocolate flavor was too strong. Overall, it was a nice challenge and I look forward to the next month’s challenge.