27 déc. 13

Daring Baker's December 2013 - Let's Make Whoopie!

This month, we were challenged to make Whoopie. Our December Daring Baker's host was Bourbonnatrix from Bourbonnatrix Bakes. I was so busy this month preparing Christmas, finding the lovely and perfect gift for my husband and my 2 teenagers, cooking a meal for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I chose a rainy day to make Vanilla Whoopie Pies. These lovely pastries are a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. I have already made the traditional Whoopie Pies, chocolate cake with marshmallow filling. That's why I decided to make Vanilla... [Lire la suite]
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03 déc. 13

English Muffin Bread

A quick and easy bread loaf! It's a perfect loaf for a perfect meal - The Breakfast. :)  Toasted, it's so delicious!!! J'adore mon petit dejeuner! My breakfast is so precious, it's my favorite meal of the day. When I wake up, it's a real pleasure to take a cup of coffee. Take coffee or tea with 3 or 5 muffin bread toasted with apricot jam to a great start! You can spread jam or butter, whatever you want. I prefer particularly jam.    Recipe adapted from Cook'sCountry Best recipes Dec.2013 Make... [Lire la suite]
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27 nov. 13

Au revoir Lisa / Daring Bakers' November 2013 Challenge - Sfogliatelle Frolle

When I was baking one day of this week our challenge, I heard about Lis, about her passing. I am so angry, I am so sad. I remember her emails so nice. I remember my first challenge in 2008. It was so fun in my kitchen, my husband and my kids helped me to make a Danish Braid. And we were so proud to make it. She will be missed by so many of us. Au revoir Lisa. Sandie from Crumbs of love is our hostess this month. She challenge us to make great italian desserts : Sfogliatelle Ricci, Sfogliatelle Frolle or American Lobster Tails. I... [Lire la suite]
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27 oct. 13

Daring Bakers' October 2013 Challenge - Mediterranean Pizza Pot Pie

This month Hannah from Minnesota challenged us to make savory Pot Pies. She proposed us two recipes: Classic Chicken Pot Pie or Mediterranean Pizza Pot Pie. I chose the Mediterranean Pie, this surprising and delicious large Italian bread loaf stuffed with meats, cheese, vegetables and garlic. Garlic adds a subtle Mediterranean flavor. I really enjoyed making this Pot Pie. When I made the Creamy Garlic Gravy, I remembered my childhood. I remembered the "Sauce Bechamel" that my mother made when she cooked a gratin de chou-fleur, a... [Lire la suite]
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18 oct. 13

Spinach-Cheese Swirls

Two weeks ago, I received my family in law. My kids and I were so excited. And I was a little anxious to know what I can cook for 2 weeks. Finally I found a good idea for each day and everyone was happy. I wanted to share with them also my favorite appetizer : Spinach-Cheese Swirls! It's easy to prepare and you can decide whatever you want to put in the puff pastry. Roll up, cut in 1/2 " slices and bake for 15 mn. And that's it!  My daughter love them! I have to watch her or she will eat too much and my guests will have... [Lire la suite]
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27 sept. 13

Daring Bakers' September 2013 Challenge - Pastel de Tres Leches or Three Milk Cake

Hello! I'm back again, sorry I haven't made the last challenge. I was so busy in August traveling in France, but now I'm back in my kitchen. This month, Inma from  la Galletika challenge us to make a Tres Leches Cake / Three Milk Cake. This cake is very popular in Central and South America. It's a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk : condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream.  Thank you so much Inma for this delicious dessert, easy to make. I loved it. But next time I am thinking about soaking the sponge cake... [Lire la suite]
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27 juil. 13

Daring Bakers' July 2013 Challenge - French Macarons -

This month we had to choose a challenge we've already completed or a challenge we've nerver done. Thanks Lisa for this free Challenge "Eenie Meenie Miney Moe!"!  I chose a challenge that I always wanted to make- French Macarons- October 2009 Challenge. I remember the Macarons that I bought in Paris, quartier La Madeleine, 3 years ago. It was so nice : the Macarons had a variety of colors! I decided to make them on July 14th for a party, to share with friends. Everybody loved them!     The Macarons cookies... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 13

Daring Bakers'June 2013 Challenge - Life of Pie

Rachel from Pizzarossa was our June 2013 Daring Bakers' challenge host. She challenged us to make a pie, a sweet pie! We had to choose between a Crack pie, a Chocolate and Caramel Tart, a Croastata di marmellata, or a Double crust apple pie. Obviously, I chose Father's day to make my challenge. Chocolate and Caramel Tart was the perfect choice!!! My kids love chocolate and their father loves to make caramel. On June 16th, my whole family was in the kitchen to help me. I love the Daring Bakers' challenge, because it's the only ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 13

Daring Bakers' May 2013 Challenge - SWEDISH PRINSESSTÅRTA -

Korena from Korena in the kitchen was our May 2013 Daring Bakers' challenge host. She challenged us to make a Swedish Prinsesstårta. The Prinsesstårta is a popular cake in Finland as well as Sweden, the third week in September is officially Prinsesstårta week! I was so excited to make a Swedwish Prinsesstårta and in the same time so nervous! I made this challenge one Sunday in May, thinking that I can make it in one morning. But I met some difficulties :( I made 2 sponge cakes. The first one was too flat, so I had to make another... [Lire la suite]
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27 avr. 13

Daring Bakers' April 2013 Challenge - Savarin -

Natalia from Gatti Fili e Farina was our April 2013 Daring Bakers' challenge host. She challenged us to make a Savarin. On a April's sunny day, I decided to make it with my son. I was very excited about this month's Daring Bakers challenge, because I never made a Savarin. I remember when Lisa told us : do not read the recipe too fast.... Oh no!!! I forgot to soak my Savarin, because I was so busy  picking up my daughter who had a sleepover that day and because I read my recipe too fast. The day after, my savarin was a little... [Lire la suite]
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