Daring Bakers

Strawberry Savarin

April 27, 2013
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Until this month’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge, I’d never heard of Savarin. Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina challenged us to make a traditional Savarin, complete with soaking syrup and cream filling! We were to follow the Savarin recipe but were allowed to be creative with the soaking syrup and filling, allowing us to come up with some […]

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Gevulde Speculaas – Daring Bakers’ Challenge

January 27, 2013
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Francijn of Koken in de Brouwerij was our January 2013 Daring Bakers’ Hostess and she challenged us to make the traditional Dutch pastry, Gevulde Speculaas from scratch! That includes making our own spice mix, almond paste and dough! Delicious! Knowing absolutely nothing about gevulde speculaas, I had a lot to learn. I’ve never eaten it […]

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Panettone – Daring Bakers’

December 27, 2012
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It’s no secret around here these days that I’ve made a complete 360 with regard to my feeling on yeast, doughs and all things in the bread family. Once a hater of anything that involved working with yeast, required me to knead or get my hands sticky with dough. I’m a convert which you all […]

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Battenberg Cake ~ Daring Bakers’ Challenge June 2012

June 28, 2012

This month for the Daring Bakers’ Challenge our original host had to bow out unexpectedly but Mandy of What The Fruitcake?! came to our rescue last minute to present us with the Battenberg Cake challenge! She highlighted Mary Berry’s techniques and recipes to allow us to create this unique little cake with ease. I love the gorgeous checked design […]

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Honey Challah

May 27, 2012
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May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge was pretty twisted – Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to make challah! Using recipes from all over, and tips from “A Taste of Challah,” by Tamar Ansh, she encouraged us to bake beautifully braided breads. Anyone who’s been reading around these parts for any length of time knows […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits

January 27, 2012
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Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens! This month for our Daring Bakers’ Challenge we went back to basics. We were challenged to create “scones.” Now, when I read that […]

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Daring Bakers’ Challenge ~ October 2011: Povitica

October 27, 2011

When I went to view this month’s challenge, I once again found myself feeling intimidated by the process that lay ahead of me. I have to say here that being a part of Daring Bakers is really starting to build my confidence in the kitchen and making me realize that I am capable of far […]

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Daring Bakers’ Challenge ~ September 2011: Croissants & First on the First

October 1, 2011

For this month’s First on the First, Carrie and I decide we wanted to tackle croissants for our next project. No sooner had that been decided, the monthly assignment for the Daring Bakers’ Challenge was revealed… what are the chances? Yep, you guessed it.. Croissants were the challenge given to us. So I decided to […]

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(My 1st!!) Daring Bakers’ Challenge ~ August 2011: Candylicious!

August 27, 2011

The Daring Bakers were born in 2006 when two bloggers decided to challenge themselves to make the same recipe for pretzels and post about it on the same day. Next thing you know, they were joined by other bloggers until the group grew and grew. Everyone would make the same recipe in a quest to […]

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