Author Archives: Esther

Daring Bakers: Irish Soda Bread

Blog-checking lines: For the month of September Meredith from the Poco Loco Olsons challenged us to experiment with soda bread. Advertisements

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Happy adoption day!

In honor of which, this small rescue got some banana/pb/yogurt “icecream.” Definitely dog approved! I like it too: the recipe works for humans as well as dogs and I’ve been needing a frozen treat fix since Bluebell went AWOL all … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Yafawi Sfeeha

How happy was I to see this month’s challenge? SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY! I love baking, but lately I’ve found Daring Bakers a little frustrating in the proportion of sweet to non-sweet challenges. Not that I don’t love sweets, but here’s the … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Focaccia

Who doesn’t love bread? And focaccia is a great thing to know how to make. Unfortunately, I am yet again behind on pictures so you will have to be patient. Blog checking lines: For the month of April Rachael of … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Tarte Tatin

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really, it was. I loved the rough pastry, it poofed nicely for me but the overall effect was still too much sugar for me. Classy-looking though, if I ever need a nice dessert for some one with a serious … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Siopao

I love bread anything, and I love flexible challenges, so this was a good month! Stuffed bread is one of my favorites, although I usually tend toward Italian versions rather than this month’s Filipino inspired recipe. I chose to do … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Beautiful Breads

February was DEFINITELY a winner! I love baking anyway (umm, duh, I’m a DB member) but it’s especially fun when things are as beautiful as they are delicious… AND easy to make. These were really no more trouble than regular … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Schichtorte

I wasn’t familiar with this month’s challenge recipe, and the method was certainly new: bake/broil a cake miniscule layer by miniscule layer, one on top of the next. Weird, yeah? As soon as a I read the recipe, I wondered … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Pot Pie

For my pot pie, I went pretty simple from necessity–I didn’t have ingredients for anything fancy! In the end, it was a simple veggie pot pie (potatoes, onions, greens with a thick chicken broth sauce) in a double crust. Yummy, … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Mawa “cake”

I didn’t want to make a full cake, so I made a 1/3 recipe and portioned it out as cupcakes/muffins with a sprinkle of ground hazelnuts on top. Very yummy! Blog-checking lines: Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen was our August … Continue reading

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