Daring Bakers

Daring Baker’s Croquembouche (Piece Montée)

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Croquembouche (Piece Montée) If you’d like to see the recipes given to the Daring Bakers, see this Piece Montée Recipe My favorite cream puff recipe: Fuji Cream Puffs — Cream puffs can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 day. My favorite pastry cream recipe: Tartelette’s “custard”— The pastry cream can be stored […]

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Spotted Dick Steamed Pudding With White Chocolate Butter Sauce

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Spotted Dick Adapted from the Daring Kitchen Recipe archives Makes 6 servings 4 ounces all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 4 ounces breadcrumbs 3 ounces Caster sugar/ultrafine sugar 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 3 ounces dried currants zest of 1 lemon 1 large egg, lightly beaten 8 tablespoons cold […]

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Orange Coconut Tiramisu

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Orange Coconut Tiramisu Adapted from Carminantonio’s Tiramisu from The Washington Post, July 11 2007 Makes 8 servings For the zabaglione: 2 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest For the vanilla pastry cream: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour […]

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Nanaimo Bars: The Daring Bakers Go to Canada

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Nanaimo Bars Adapted from the City of Nanaimo Recipe Makes one 8×8-inch pan Bottom Layer 1/2 cup (115 g) (4 ounces) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (50 g) (1.8 ounces) granulated sugar 5 tablespoons (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa 1 large egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) (160 g) (5.6 ounces) graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup […]

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A Daring Japanese Gingerbread House

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I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season!  I know we have.  We had a wonderful Christmas Day.  We woke up at home, opened presents, ate breakfast, and then drove over to my parents’ house (about 45 minutes away) for more present opening and general all around fun.  Mr. Fuji surprised us with a […]

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Daring to Attack Macs (again)!

In my last mac post I wrote, “I’ve learned that this is not the last time that macarons and I shall meet.  I am determined to get this right.”  Well, true to my word, I’m back with more macs!  The Daring Bakers provided the impetus for my most recent mac escapade.    The 2009 October […]

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A Daring Dobos Torta

The August 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers’ cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. The Dobos Torta is a famous Hungarian sponge […]

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Daring to go flourless and machine free: Flourless Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream

Aaaah, it’s nice to be able to participate in the Daring Bakers challenge again! This month’s task was very approachable, a nice way to ease back into cooking. We were asked to bake a flourless chocolate cake and to make our own ice cream as an accompaniment. The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy […]

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The Great Pizza Toss: Peter Reinhardt’s Basic Pizza Crust

I just failed Pizza Tossing 101. I think it highly likely that I’ll will be sent to Remedial Pizza Tossing and be forced to read “Pizza Tossing For Dummies.” That being said, I have found my new go-to pizza crust recipe. SO easy and SO yummy, makes six 9-12 inch crusts, and you can freeze […]

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Takin’ a crack at Lavash + Mango Salsa

Just mix up some ingredients into a dough, knead the dough for 10 minutes or so, let it rise until doubled, roll out very thin, sprinkle on some toppings, cut, and then throw in the oven. Fast and easy! Does that sound like a Daring Bakers challenge to you? Well if it doesn’t, I’m not […]

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