Daring Bakers- Biscuit Joconde Imprime/Entremet

The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert. This is my first DB challenge in... over a year and a half! Sad, because this group is so fun and I love trying … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Biscuit Joconde Imprime/Entremet

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Daring Bakers- Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I was excited to try this as I'm always up for a good cheesecake recipe. The receipe is very simple and straightforward. There are suggestions on how to modify the cake- various additions of liquers … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake

DB- Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno)

The March 2009 challenge is hosted by Mary of Beans and Caviar, Melinda of Melbourne Larder and Enza of Io Da Grande. They have chosen Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the challenge. I was pretty excited about this one as I've always wanted to make my own pasta- … Continue reading DB- Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno)

Daring Bakers- Flourless Chocolate Cake

For some reason, when I first heard of flourless chocolate cake, I thought it was healthy. Maybe it was because of the whole low carb thing- I thought, oh no flour? Maybe it's healthy. Well, it is not. But we shouldn't expect such nonsense from something as wonderful as chocolate cake.This month's Daring Bakers challenge … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Flourless Chocolate Cake

Daring Bakers- Caramel Cupcakes with Caramelized Butter Frosting

This month's DB Challenge was chosen by Dolores with help from Alex and Jenny. The recipe is by Shuna Fish Lydon, and is apparently her signature cake. I am sad to say I did not like this cake, nor would I make it again. First, the caramel syrup. I dislike recipes that don't give a … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Caramel Cupcakes with Caramelized Butter Frosting

Daring Bakers Challenge- Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs

This is my first DB Challenge. Meeta of What's for Lunch Honey and Tony of Tony Tahhan chose Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs. These were fairly simple and straight forward. After I made mine, I was concerned that they were too skinny and small, but after looking at some other's pictures, I guess they were ok. … Continue reading Daring Bakers Challenge- Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs