27 févr. 13

Daring Bakers' February 2013 Challenge - Crispy Flatbread -

Our February Daring Baker's host was Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie. She challenged us to make crisp crackers and flatbreads. I chose to make flatbreads. I had never made any Flatbread before this challenge! I was so surprised how  easy to prepare it was. I flavored them with italian herbs and sea salt. It's really crispy and so good.When I served my flatbread for the diner, my son had a good idea : "we can serve them with a bowl of olive oil and italian herbs". So we soaked the flatbread in olive oil. Wouah, it was... [Lire la suite]
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27 nov. 12

Daring Baker's November 2012 Challenge - Cookies -

Our November 2012 Daring Bakers host was Peta from Peta Eats. Perfect challenge to be ready for Christmas holiday. This challenge is so fantastic to prepare with kids. I made for the first time Whoopie Pies. My daughter and me enjoyed making them. We found this recipe in the magazine Taste of Home "Best loved cookies & Candies".Whoopie pie is an american cookie called gob, black moon or black-and-white. Amish women invented the black-and-white dessert.  Amish farmers exclaimed "Whoopie" when they found a whoppie pie in their... [Lire la suite]
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27 oct. 12

Daring Baker's October 2012 Challenge - Millefeuille -

Our October 2012 Daring Baker's host was Suz from Serenely Full. She challenged us to make Millefeuille, a delicious french pastry. Thanks Suz, I love Millefeuille. I have eat this lovely french patisserie so many times, when I was kid. It's the ideal opportunity to bake my favorite pastry. It is fabulous to eat, a little bit messy (with crumbs and cream spread everywhere when you eat it), but the taste is so good! All the ingredients are delicious! This french patisserie is traditionally made with a crème pâtissière/pastry... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 12

Daring Baker's June 2012 Challenge - Battenberg Cake-

Mandy of What the Fruitcake?! was our June 2012 Daring Baker Hostesse! Mandy challenged us to make Battenberg Cake, a beautiful dessert!  Battenberg cake is a light sponge cake. Traditionally, this cake is covered in marzipan and his color is pink and yellow. It was originaly invented to celebrate the wedding of Queens Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Victoria, to husband Prince Louis de Battenberg. Thanks to Mandy for this fabulous and wonderful cake! I always think about my kids when I'm baking the Daring Bakers' Challenge.... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 12

Daring Bakers' May 2012 Challenge - Challah Bread -

This month, we were challenged to make Challah, a loaf traditionnaly eaten by Jews on Shabbat, on ceremonial occasions and during festival holidays. Challah is a special braided bread. I never made Challah bread. What great challenge! It's really fun to make braided bread. We had to choose between three strand braids, four strand braids, six strand braids or four strand braided round. Thanks to Ruth from The crafts of Mommyhood who challenged us to make this recipe :) I chose to make four strands braid. It's was difficult to... [Lire la suite]
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27 avr. 12

Daring Bakers' April 2012 Challenge - Nazook -

Our April 2012 Daring Bakers host was Jason from DailyCondor. Jason challenged us to make Nazook and/or Armenian Nutmeg cake. I chose to make Nazook - Armenian pastry -. I did not make Nutmeg Cake, because I am not a fan of nutmeg in cake :( I enjoyed  making nazook. This challenge is so fun to make. I had a lot of choice for the filling - apple, chocolate....- I prepared traditional nazook with sugar filling.   One Saturday I decided to make Nazook with my son. I prepared the pastry dough, put it in the fridge for... [Lire la suite]
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20 avr. 12

Twelve Mini Quiches

Twelve mini quiches for a perfect dinner. I love quiche, any quiche with bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes or salmon, quiche with spinach, zucchini or broccoli..... You can imagine your quiche, filled with whatever you want... look in your fridge and make a quiche with what you have. I love quiche, because it's easy to make. You can create a variety of quiche. I chose to make mini quiches with bacon and tomatoes. I have really good smoked bacon that my friend Irene made by herself. It is the best one that my husband and me ever ate. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 avr. 12

Croissants

I love Croissants. I do not find Croissants in my area. So 3 days ago, I decided to make myself those fabulous pastries. I put the dough 2 overnights in the fridge, It's why it's a long preparation. I said "oh no it's too long! It's the first and the last time that I made Croissants." My son of 14 years old told me : " mom, your croissants are delicious! Could you make croissants another time!" I said "yes". So I am sure finally to do again this recipe, because we love Croissants!!!!!!!  We just need patience for this lovely... [Lire la suite]
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02 avr. 12

Green Paella

Try this fabulous vegetarian paella! It's so good! It's a way to introduce more vegetables for my kids. This dish is really healthy. I could add more vegetables : fresh spinach.... I could also garnish this dish with 1 dried red chili pepper (crumbled)-just before to serve-, but I am sure if I did it, my kids would not eat. And would said, "oh no mom it's too spicy!" :( I used ground turmeric, instead safran. Turmeric is an alternative to the far more expensive saffron spice. The ground turmeric colored so well the rice. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 12

Daring Bakers' March 2012 Challenge - Dutch Crunch Bread/Giraffe Bread

The March 2012 Daring Bakers Challenge was hosted by Sara and Erica from Baking jDs. They live in San Francisco, Sarah grew up in the Bay Area.They chose Dutch Crunch Bread - a really great choice :) This recipe is amazing. I never made a bread with a topping. The topping looks like giraffe's skin, It's so beautiful!!!!! I'm really impressed! Waouh!!!! In Dutch it's called Tijgerbrood or "tiger bread". Technically, it's not difficult. My daughter help me to make the bread and coat the top of the bread with the topping. The... [Lire la suite]
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