Tag: Daring Bakers

  • It Takes All Sorts Of Macarons To Make The World Go Round

    I love, like, enjoy, many people and many things in this life but if there is one thing that I live for on the weekends is when B. comes home from playing music and we sit on the bed and geek out for hours about all sorts of topics. Photography, films, history, and often times, […]

  • Daring Bakers Do Vols Au Vent

    I am never comfortable with scheduling blog posts to go up while I am away playing working. Oh yes…this conference is maximum work: all that shaking hands, exchanging business cards, hugging, eating, discovering, laughing, all this pretty much on loop. Tough job. Alright, so you don’t buy it. Wouldn’t either (check on Twitter) What you […]

  • Raspberry And Vanilla Dobos Torte With The Daring Bakers

    I realized as I was starting to write down the recipe for this post that it was actually my 550th post. Wow…That made me a little proud and left me slightly amazed at the same time! I think I even said “oh la vache!” (holy cow!). That’s a whole lot of stories, words, laughs, tears […]

  • Daring Bakers Do Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies

    Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Bill! Happy Birthday to you!! I know today is the Daring Bakers’ challenge reveal but it is also my better half, the pepper to my salt, the flour to my sugar and my favorite Cookie Monster’s birthday today! The man should clearly enter cookie […]

  • Cherry Bakewell Tartelettes With Cherry Pit Ice Cream Milkshakes

    June has definitely been a strange month starting by my baking the latest Daring Bakers challenge the first week it was revealed. That has not happened in almost two years but there are too many work deadlines this month to monkey around with all forms of important business. Work and Daring Bakers that is. These […]

  • Daring Bakers Strut Their Strudels

    It’s been a long time since I made strudel dough and it’s been even longer since I made it for our own eating pleasures. When I first moved to the US, one of my first pastry jobs was at a German bakery where we would make strudel dough by the buckets, starting fresh and early […]

  • Daring Bakers: One Cheesecake, Two Cheesecakes, Three Cheesecakes….

    Daring Bakers: One Cheesecake, Two Cheesecakes, Three Cheesecakes….

    I giggle everytime I look a the picture above. It’s Daring Bakers time today and my Cherry Blossom Strawberry Cheesecake looks like it is smiling. Maybe it’s just me as I am eating some while typing this and smiling to know there is plenty left in the fridge. And when I mean plenty, I am […]

  • A Daring Bakers’ Flourless Chocolate Cake….Oh The Possibilities!

    I can’t believe today is the last day of February! This month has flown by! Tomorrow, my parents will be here. March will be filled with more deadlines, assignments and anticipation of things to come. End of the month? Well, that must mean another Daring Bakers’ challenge. Yes indeed! A Flourless Chocolate Cake to be […]

  • A Daring Baker’s Tuile Frenzy

    Sometimes I feel B. thinks I am crazy. Often, I know B. thinks I am crazy. Prime example this month was when he walked in the kitchen one day and saw all countertops covered with all sorts of tuile (twea-l) cookies. Traditional dough tuiles, nougatine tuiles, chocolate tuiles, mousses and sorbets of all sorts, tuile […]

  • Chocolate Chesnut Vanilla Yule Log or Raspberry Vanilla Meyer Lemon?

    Now say that twelve times real fast after after one too many glasses of Champagne!! These Yule Logs are the desserts I served the family on Christmas dinner and between the 12 of us there were barely enough left for a midnight snack! I did not intend to double the work and make two “just” […]