Wow, has this ever been a busy holiday season! I have been cranking out my handmade Christmas cards for orders since before Thanksgiving, and have probably produced close to 150 in that time—not bad for…
The May 2011 Daring Bakers challenge was a decadent chocolate marquise on meringue, garnished with caramel and spiced nuts. I chose a Mexican chocolate theme with cinnamon and dulce de leche that turned out beautifully.
The December 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was stollen, a traditional German Christmas bread. Mine contained dried cherries, pistachios, and candied ginger, and was shaped into two different varieties of wreaths.
A few baking recipes that use minimal all-purpose flour for those occasions when you find yourself running low: Pumpkin granola for breakfast, lamb chili with masa dumplings for dinner, and Asian pear crisp for dessert.