Daring Bakers: Chocolate Pavlova with Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse »

Daring Bakers: Chocolate Pavlova with Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse

The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard Pavlova was first made in Australia in honor of Russian ballet dancer, [...]

Piece Montee (Croquembouche) »

Piece Montee (Croquembouche)

The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. Croquembouche or Piece Montee is a beautiful cake, I’ve always wanted to make this but it intimidates me [...]

November’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Cannoli »

November’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Cannoli

The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She [...]

The Daring Bakers’ October Challenge: FRENCH MACARONS »

The Daring Bakers’ October Challenge: FRENCH MACARONS

The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S.  She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe. When I found out what the challenge for this month was, I was happy, finally I will be able to try making French or [...]

Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Dobos Torta »

Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Dobos Torta

My 2nd DB challenge.. 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 Torta based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers’ cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. I was happy when [...]

Mallows and Milan Cookies »

Mallows and Milan Cookies

Here it is my very first Daring Bakers’ challenge. The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network. I was excited to be finally part of this group, I kept stumbling on blogs that [...]


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