Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 2014! Surprise cakes!!

For the July Daring Baker’s Challenge, Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to bake a cake. But not just any cake; she asked us to add in a special surprise for our eyes as well as our taste buds!
This challenge was super fun but pretty hard because of the crumbliness of the cake... I think people got the idea though. :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

June 2014!

This month the Daring Bakers kept our creativity rolling with cinnamon bun inspired treats. Shelley from C Mom Cook dared us to create our own dough and fill it with any filling we wanted to craft tasty rolled treats, cinnamon not required!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 2014

Beauty surrounded the Daring Bakers this month as our host, Sawsan, of chef in disguise, challenged us to make beautiful, filled breads. Who knew breads could look as great as they taste? 

Monday, January 27, 2014

January 2014!!!

The January 2014 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Francijn of "Koken in de Brouwerij". She challenged us all to bake layered cakes in the tradition of Baumkuchen (tree cake) and Schichttorte (layered cake).

Friday, December 27, 2013

December 2013!

The December Daring Bakers' Challenge had us all cheering - the lovely and talented Bourbonnatrix of Bourbonnatrix Bakes was our hostess and challenged us to make fun, delicious and creative whoopie pies! Delicious little cake-like cookies sandwiching luscious filling in any flavors we chose... What else is there to say but "Whoopie!"

I made gingerbread whoopie pies with a vanilla buttercream filling and some candied ginger in between.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 2013! Sfogliatelle

Sandie of the lovely blog, Crumbs of Love, was our November hostess. Sandie challenged us to make a traditional Italian dessert, along with its American version – Sfogliatelle (or better known in the US – lobster tails!) The flakey, 1000 layers of super thin dough, shaped into a horn and filled with a scrumptious filling. Così buono!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 2013!!

Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen was our August 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to make some amazing regional Indian desserts. The Mawa Cake, the Bolinhas de Coco cookies and the Masala cookies – beautifully spiced and delicious! Smile

I made the Mawa cake and bolinhas de coco cookies. The cake turned out fairly well, though a little burnt. The cookies were more like shortcake in texture and didn't turn out as I would have liked. This could be due to the fact that I had to use semolina flour as opposed to just semolina. I made them a little better with a cardamom glaze.