The Daring Bakers’ April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake. Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake.
The challenge was to make one or the other of these Armenian desserts, but I [...]
In researching vegan baking, I came across another growing trend / allergen awareness, which is gluten-free. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a gluten-free recipe for a while now – I even bought Babycakes cookbook in anticipation of trying to incorporate gluten-free into my baking repertoire.
One of the limiting factors for me [...]
I was out of town at a work conference Wednesday morning, but when I got back that afternoon, I was pleased to discover that Lila and Allyson had made plans to meet to bake shortbread. I let them know I was back in town and packed up to go to Allyson’s place to bake. [...]
This week I had both Lila and Allyson join me for baking. Lately Lila has been enjoying store-bought lemon cookies, and wanted to find a recipe to make her own. Allyson and I were game, and I even had most of 2 lemons (one had been zested to make lemon cupcakes for my student worker) [...]
Allyson’s birthday was this week, so I offered to let her pick what was on the menu for baking. Her request was for cookies, or other single serving treats that we could share at gaming. Since she didn’t have a particular recipe in mind, we flipped through the Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar until [...]
The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blog Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th [...]
Wednesday April 20 For this week, Allyson suggested cake-pops, as she was considering them for a mother’s day gift. Since we were pulling ideas together at the last minute, and since what she proposed was doable with ingredients on hand (once we omitted the “pop” part), we tackled this treat. (Regrettably I did not get [...]
Allyson, Lila and I decided to try our hand at a “fancy cookie” recipe, and the draw of Black and White cookies was strong. We had most of the ingredients on hand, but had to purchase lemon extract.
The recipe called for adding lemon juice to soy milk, to allow the milk to curdle. We [...]
The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.
For my second Daring Baker challenge the main recipe was dairy based – generally easier to veganize than the [...]
The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert.
Allyson and Lila were excited when I told them about the challenge, and so we rolled up our sleeves and set to it. [...]
- Christy on Daring Baker April 2012: Armenian Nazook and Nutmeg Cake
- Anonymous on Daring Baker April 2011: Maple Mousse in an Edible Container (Pretzel Bowls!)
- Lea on Daring Baker March 2011: Yeasted Coffee Cake
- veena krishnakumar on Daring Baker March 2011: Yeasted Coffee Cake
- Ashlae on Daring Baker Jan 2011: Biscuit Joconde Imprime