Category Archives: Daring Bakers

A Shocking Loss. Farewell, Sweet Lis.

I know I haven’t been around in a long, long time, and I do owe you all an explanation, but for now, there’s something more important I need to touch on.  I will be back..and definitely back soon with the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mousse Almond Praline Napoleons (Mille Feuille) for Pink October

This is the second Halloween in a row that I don’t have a Halloween post.  I have had the most ghoulish, bloody cake idea braising in my brain fluids for two years, based on the movie, The Shining, but I … Continue reading

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Japanese Inspired Battenberg Cake with Cashew Marzipan

Would you like a spot of matcha tea with your black sesame – ginger scones?  By golly,  I’ve done it again! I’ve taken something traditional and went completely barmy on it! Okay, I wrote a whole entry in ‘Brit’ lingo back … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Pistachio Marble Challah

I hate humidity.  I hate muggy.  I don’t hate it because it makes me feel sluggish, sticky and sweaty.  I don’t hate it because it transforms my hair into a limp, Medusa like ‘do’ of curly rat tails, or frizzes … Continue reading

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Crazy Chocolate Flecked Popovers

This is what I made for this month’s Daring Bakers Challenge – Popovers, but not just any popovers, popovers with flecks of chocolate in them! The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was Lis (my wifeypoo). Lis stepped in last-minute and challenged … Continue reading

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