Daring Bakers

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    No Daring Baker’s challenge for me this month!

      Regretfully, I’ve had to excuse myself from the Daring Baker’s challenge this month hosted by lovely Chris at Mele Cotte. I will try to find time to bake the Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream that she chose when things get a little less hectic in my life. For now, I invite you to check out the other Daring Baker’s gorgeous gateaus here. …And you can always look at the last challenges under the category of Daring Bakers on my sidebar as well.  Here’s the recipe anyway and I hope to be a bit more settled next month for the next challenge. 🙂 Many thanks to Chris-and in case you’d…

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    Daring Bakers do Danish Braid and I’m Late,I’m Late!…

    Updated from yesterday’s post below.    Ta Da! Only a day late -here are the pictures of the Daring Bakers June challenge that I completed yesterday.  Thank you again to Kelly and Ben for hosting -and to Ivonne and Lis and all the Daring Bakers for the continuing fun! Here’s the challenge recipe my changes are noted below: DANISH DOUGHMakes 2-1/2 pounds doughIngredientsFor the dough (Detrempe)  1 ounce fresh yeast or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast1/2 cup whole milk1/3 cup sugarZest of 1 orange, finely grated3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped2 large eggs, chilled1/4 cup fresh orange juice3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon saltFor the butter block…

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    A Light Opera Cake ala “The Mikado” for the Daring Bakers

    This month the Daring Bakers’ Challenge is being hosted by our fearless leaders Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Veniceand Lis from La Mia Cucina– along with two members they’ve taken under their baker’s wings Fran from Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie and Shea from Whiskful to help co-host. This month’s challenge is dedicated to the lovely Barbara from Winos and Foodies who is an ongoing inspiration to all of the Daring Bakers. Check out everyone else’s creations here. Of course I thought a Light Opera- well that’s got to be Gilbert and Sullivan and what better for inspiration than one of the most popular light operas ever staged: The Mikado?So, I…

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