The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. Elissa chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make a pound cake to be used in either a Baked Alaska or in Ice Cream Petit Fours.
I have to admit, I’m a little bit obsessed with the DBC, these days my favourite day of the month is the 1st. It is on the 1st of every month, a new challenge is revealed. The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding.
This months Daring Bakers Challenge was a tiramisu, but I changed things up a little bit and created a ‘pyramisu’. It’s a tiramisu in a chocolate pyramid, with momofuku inspired cereal milk ice cream and cereal milk crumbs thrown in for good measure.
I know I’m very late in posting up the result of my DBC for this month, however, I have a legitimate reason for this. With the majority of the month spent overseas, I arrived back home 2 days ...
My first experience which soon developed to an obsession with Cannoli started precisely 4 years ago. It was 4 years ago, that I started a new job at a shop which was directly opposite to a beautiful Italian patisserie. Each morning, my request would be a ricotta filled cannoli with a medium cappucino. I can remember precisely how the cannoli tasted, with it’s crispy shell encasing an airy mixture of ricotta cheese, douse in a little sprinkle of icing sugar, it brings back great memories.
With such traumatic experiences, you can understand why I was so hesitant in dipping my toes into such a challenge again. Alas, it is the nature of the DBC, over coming your fears, creating things you’d never thought possible and learning from your mistakes.
The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.
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