May 2010

Croquembouche! My Piece Monteé, a Daring Baker’s Challenge

May 27, 2010

If you’ve been reading my blog at all, you’ll remember that last month that I had posted a little blog entry about my first Daring Baker’s Challenge. I had joined them out of fear that I would run out of things to blog about (definitely not an issue) but instead have found wonderful community of supportive bakers! Well, the May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake who challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri.

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Italian Cream Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Lemon Buttercream. Also a tiny cookie.

May 21, 2010

It’s is OBVIOUS that I have food blogger disease. Because I have started to look for excuses to bake. Not that I necessarily need an excuse to bake, but the reality is, I’m clearly in the honeymoon phase of blogging, coming up with ideas and rushing to my pantry to see what supplies I have. In fact I was down to only FOUR sticks of butter last week because of my constant kitchen experiments! THE HORROR!

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Magical Kiwi-Lime Marmalade filled Muffins (gluten free with no xanthan/guar gum)

May 17, 2010

So apparently May is Celiac Awareness Month and so I present to you the very first wheat free, gluten free baked good I ever made: Kiwi-Lime Marmalade Filled Muffins! It’s a little confusing to me that May is listed as Celiac Awareness Month, as I always thought October was Celiac Awareness Month. But I guess if you have Celiac disease and your body attacks itself when you eat anything with gluten in it, you deserve more than one month. I say people should be aware of the disease year round, but I don’t make the rules about these things.

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My free-range free beef needs some pretzel buns!

May 9, 2010

When life gives you free-range organic ground beef, you make pretzel hamburger buns. Well I do at least…. In my previous blog, years ago I wrote about my obsession with free schwag. I sort of ended the post (this was four years ago mind you) talking about how I really don’t have room anymore for […]

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An Engagement Sugar Cookie with Royal Icing

May 4, 2010

About a month ago, my friend Jai emailed me a note with the title It’s About That Time…. In it he told me (and another friend) that in a month, Susie, his girlfriend, would have her family in town and there was going to be a dinner that he wanted us to help plan it. The […]

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