Daring Bakers Challenge September 2010: Get Creative

Recipe: Iced Sugar Cookies           The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.   September, for me, has been a month of firsts. First day working…

Daring Bakers Challenge May 2010: Piece Montée

Recipe: Croquembouche     The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri.

Daring Bakers Challenge April 2010: Traditional British Pudding

Recipe: Sussex Pond Pudding           The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.   My previous forays into the world of suet have been entirely casserole-and-dumpling-based, so…

Daring Bakers Challenge March 2010: Orange Tian

Recipe: Orange Tian           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.   Once again, this was not a dessert I had come…

Daring Bakers Challenge February 2010: Heaven on a Dessert Plate!

Recipe: Tiramisu             The February 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate About Baking. They chose Tiramisu as the challenge for the month. Their challenge recipe is based on recipes from The Washington Post, Cordon Bleu at Home and Baking Obsession….

Daring Bakers Challenge December 2009: Home for the Holidays

Recipe: Gingerbread House   So I decided to join the Daring Bakers. Basically, it’s a food blog baking ring, which coaxes people into baking complex and challenging confections once a month. It being December and all, my inaugral challenge was to bake a festive gingerbread house. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I…