The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned butter, Elissa chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make a … Read moreGratifying Concoction
I’ve been missing in action a lot lately, especially when it comes to Daring Baker’s Challenges; try three months missing. At work we have a trade board where every employee can post the hours they want to give away and pick up the hours they want respectively; I’m kind of addicted to it. In June … Read moreMissing In Action
The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris. I don’t want to talk about it.
One year ago I joined the Daring Bakers’; a conglomeration of world wide bakers who gather together every month to embark upon a baking challenge. Twice this year I’ve had to remake something I failed at multiple times in the past, Puff Pastry and Flourless Cake, both successes! I tried my hand at Macarons, and … Read moreA Daring Bakers’ First Anniversary
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost “And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” Today is the big reveal of the Daring Bakers Challenge for December… The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose … Read moreHome For the Holidays
After adoring the movie: Julie and Julia I immediately came home, made Julia’s Reine De Saba Cake and gushed over the movie for months! I begged my sister to see it with me, and when she couldn’t lock down plans, I hijacked her while her youngest was in school for the 2 hour and 3 … Read moreDo You Have What it Takes?
I never quite got around to making last month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. I have to admit, I was extremely intimidated by it, (yes! that is the purpose of the DB) and every time I walked into the kitchen to tackle it… I ended up instead with cinnamon chocolate cake, or a walnut tart, or pumpkin … Read moreFeeling Toasty
Being that all I seem to talk about is traveling, not my travels (of which there are none to speak of) – but the hope for future world adventures, one would assume that this month’s Daring Baker’s challenge would be one I would be grinning about from ear to ear… but, I just couldn’t seem … Read moreTransforming Ingredients
Though I don’t ever remember actually consuming a Moon Pie, for some obscure reason this months Daring Bakers Challenge reminded me of the Official Cybersnack of the 21st century. The July Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies, and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand … Read morePie in the Sky
The things I always remember about moving are the fun parts; purging all the old collections of forgotten items left hidden after they have fallen behind furniture, replacing favorite possessions you wouldn’t otherwise justify spending the money on, and venturing recklessly into the unknown with wild abandon. I dismiss the memory of how many boxes … Read moreI’m baaack!