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Mini Dutch Bossche Bol Croquembouche Cupcakes - Daring Bakers' May 2010 Challenge. Chicken liver pate with some sweet sauce/onion jam on the side Is my favorite entree to order when we are eating out.

Mini Dutch Bossche Bol Croquembouche Cupcakes - Daring Bakers' May 2010 Challenge

So one day, thanks to my little sister's birthday, I decided to try and make one on my own. Nian Gao - Chinese New Year Cake. While traditional Nian Gao is steamed and does not contain butter, eggs or other ingredients normally found in a cake batter, this is a baked version that is good "if you don’t like standing over the stove worrying about the steamer boiling dry, if you don’t want to pan fry lots of pieces, or if you want to share with non-Asians who might be used to a more…cake-like cake.

Nian Gao - Chinese New Year Cake

" The recipe comes from Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, who adds that the "sweet, cake-like Nian Gao has a slightly sticky texture or bite to it. " Steamed Nian Gao Cake Photo Instructions to make Baked Nian Gao Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: 16 oz. Preparation: Pfefferkuchen, old german gingerbread. Good recipe if you want good design on cookie.

Pfefferkuchen, old german gingerbread

Be warned, though. Ossi dei Morti {Bones of the Dead Cookies} Ossi dei Morti means bones of the dead in Italian.

Ossi dei Morti {Bones of the Dead Cookies}

This might sound a little creepy but I assure you these “bones of the dead” are not. They are actually little crunchy snow capped bites of deliciousness that have a beautiful significance behind them. On November 1st and 2nd Italians {and many others} celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Known to some as the Day of the Dead. Pfeffernüsse Cookies. For me, the holiday season hasn’t really begun unless and until I reach into my cupboard for several jars of spice.

Pfeffernüsse Cookies

Whether it’s pumpkin pie, gingerbread or cookies, the kitchen isn’t really firing on all cylinders until it’s full of the aromas and flavors of the sweetness of cinnamon, the brightness of nutmeg, the complexity of allspice, the magic of cardamom or the depth of cloves. Most countries have a long tradition of preparing some sort of spice cookie for the holidays. Some of my favorites are Lebkuchen (Germany), Cuccidati (Italy), Pepparkakor (Sweden) and Basler Brunsli (Switzerland). I’m sure your family has its own must-haves each year. One cookie I haven’t tried is the Pfeffernüsse from Germany. This recipe is from Williams Sonoma. Converting Yeast-Based Recipes To Use A Sourdough Starter. Once you have a natural starter alive and kicking on your counter, stealing the occasional banana from the fruit bowl, it’s hard to go back to baking bread with commercial yeast.

Converting Yeast-Based Recipes To Use A Sourdough Starter

Not only would that feel like a bit of a betrayal (though you can always blindfold the jar of starter or work under the cover of night) but every loaf is an opportunity to strengthen your starter as well as your skills. And frankly, you’ve gotten used to the vivid flavor and lasting freshness of sourdough-powered bread, so you’re a bit spoiled.

Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter. I have been baking with wild yeast sourdough for the past 5 years.

Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter

Food - Recipes : Cranberry-studded mincemeat. Chocolate Orange Panettone. Panettone isn’t difficult to make but it does take a while – not actual work mind just a lot of waiting about!

Chocolate Orange Panettone

I find it’s best to do it at the weekend when you’ve nothing planned but pottering around the house. I should add a little note here that I did these for The Great British Bake Off – I was nervous about doing them because my cousins other half is Italian and I didn’t want to let the side down – fortunately she was very proud of me – phew! Ingredients: Base Batter 20g fresh yeast/10g fast action dried yeast 115ml water 4tsp sugar 140g strong flour 30g butter 1 beaten egg Fruit mixture. Jamie Oliver - Forums / ISO: Panettone recipe to be cooked in brioche moulds - beta. TESTING, TESTING...MINI BLACK SESAME CHEESECAKES. Mini Black Sesame Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust How fortunate I am to be able to do some product testing and recipe experiments!


It's a whole lot of fun (when stuff turns out beautifully delicious!) And quite hilarious when it doesn't too. My colleagues at work have been more than willing to taste-test my recipes and they are on the whole, quite honest. New York Cheesecake recipe. Pastry Q&A: Pastry and Bakery Questions Answered. The Many Faces of Buttercream At it's most simple definition, buttercream is an icing with fat and sugar.

Pastry Q&A: Pastry and Bakery Questions Answered

Some recipes for buttercream contain eggs, such as those based with a meringue or a pâte á bombe (cooked yolks with sugar). Some contain nothing more than butter and/or shortening and powdered sugar. Most recipes in these cases will call for powdered sugar rather than granulated or superfine granulated; not only is it finer and will dissolve completely, but it can act as an emulsifier as well for the butter or shortening. Just about any buttercream recipe may be flavored with other ingredients to change the color/texture/flavor to suit your needs.

Of the many different variations and recipes one can find, typically they all can be classified in one of the following different kinds of buttercreams below. Dorie Greenspan's Sweet and Savory Cookies. Top Ten Cake Recipes. The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake. I saw someone wearing the greatest polka dot rain coat today and it inspired me to make this cheesecake. It needs to be refrigerated overnight so make sure you make it the day before you want to serve it. I find that popping it into the freezer for about 1/2 hour makes it a lot easier to cut. Using a knife dipped in hot water between cuts also helps to make clean edges. If you want to make this into a traditional cheesecake you will need an 8 inch spring form pan. Crust 1 cup Graham crumbs 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup melted butter Filling 16 oz softened cream cheese ½ cup sugar 2 eggs 2 oz dark chocolate, melted 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup sour cream Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Grease a 7 X 7 inch square pan and line it with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the graham crumbs, sugar, cocoa, and melted butter and press into the pan. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Pour the plain batter into the pan, smoothing out to the edges. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour. A baking & food blog.


Recipe Index. In Dreams: Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake. I've been daydreaming about this cheesecake ever since I laid eyes on it a few months ago. The ingredients are simple: cake flour, fresh milk, eggs, sugar, cream cheese. It is proof positive that ordinary pantry items can be transformed into something extraordinary when handled just so. To clairify -this cheesecake is a textural masterpiece. Yes, those are bold words for a cheesecake, but entirely true. Like the name indicates, it is light and cottony and its sponginess will have you tearing it apart with your bare hands just to examine the beautiful interior. Ordinarily, cheesecakes need a water bath to set properly. Pithivier. This classic tart has a filling of frangipane (an almond-flavored cream) enclosed between two layers of puff pastry.

The tart was named for the French town in which it was created.