Me, a Daring Baker? Do you believe that? Well now you can!
I am still wondering if I was hit on the head by a log when I decided to accept Ivonne's invitation to join their brilliant group.
As I carry on pondering on what I am actually doing in the group let me tell you a little about the Daring Bakers and introduce the entire group to you.
The Daring Bakers is an elite group of exquisite people, all with one thought in their heads - Baking! The group was started in November 2006, when Lisa of La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice decided to challenge themselves to bake pretzels for the very first time using the same recipe.
As the months went by, the baking group continued to grow, until it was finally decided that this "little baking group" had to have a name and The Daring Bakers were born!
Today, The Daring Bakers span the world as bakers of all nationalities come together once a month to try something new in the kitchen!
Our mission, if we choose to accept it, is to go where no puff pastry has gone before and no sponge cake dares to go. Each month a challenge is set by one of the members. For the rest of us this means taking the recipe, sticking to it, using the few changes that are allowed and creating it in our own interpretation. What comes out of the recipes is anyone's guess.
I joined the group in April 2007 and have never looked back again.
All I can say is it's going to be a lot of fun and I am going to have a ball.
The current challenges are always due towards the end of the month, so look forward to many great interpretations of the same recipe.
April 2007: Chocolate Crepe Cake
May 2007: Gâteau Saint-Honoré
June 2007: Real Honest Jewish Purists Bagels
July 2007: Strawberry Mirror Cake
August 2007: Chocolate Caramel Tart
September 2007: Sticky Cinnamon Buns
October 2007: Bostini Cream Pie
November 2007: Tender Potato Focaccia and Bread Rolls
December 2007: Bûche de Noël/Yule Log
January 2008: Lemon Meringue Pie
February 2008: French Baguette
March 2008: The Perfect Party Cake
April 2008: Cheesecake Pops
May 2008: Opera Cake
June 2008: Danish Braid - Chocolate & Raspberries
July 2008: Sat out!
August 2008: Chocolate Éclairs - Hostess
September 2008: Lavash Crackers & Ajvar
October 2008: A Medley of Pizza
November 2008: Caramel Cake with Caramel Butter Frosting
December 2008: Chocolate & Coconut French Yule Log
January 2009: Lemon Tuiles & Chestnut Tree Honey Ice-Cream
February 2009: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Saffron Coconut Ice Cream
March 2009: Lasagne Verdi Al Forno
April 2009:Dulce De Leche Cheesecake
May 2009: Missed
June 2009:Bakewell Tart with Thyme Infused Cherry Preserve and Cashew Frangipane
July 2009: Milan Cookies
August 2009: Dobos Torte with Quark Chocolate Mousse
September: Vol-Au-Vents with Ricotta Spinach Chicken and Maple Figs and Vanilla Mascarpone
October: Saffron Macarons with Cardamom White Chocolate Ganache
November: Cannoli with Gianduja Cream and Lemon Goat Cheese Cream
December: Scandinavian Gingerbread House - Pepparkakstuga
January 2010: Homemade Wholemeal Whole Wheat Graham Crackers and Nanaimo Bars
February 2010: Mango Passionfruit Tiramisu
March 2010: Kumquat Tian
April 2010: Rhubarb Pear Sponge Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
May 2010: Croquembouche with Pistachio Rosewater Pastry Cream
June 2010: Chocolate Pavlova with Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, Honey Roasted Peaches and Fresh Raspberries
July 2010: Missed
August 2010: Missed
September 2010: Sugar and Spice Cookies – Cardamom, Lavender, Pistachio and Sprinkles
This page might explode in 5 seconds after viewing some of the grand creations.
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