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{DB} French Yule Log

I admit that the reason I joined the Daring Bakers was to be challenged month after month with baked goods that I would never dream of tackling on my own. Some months I have felt anxious when seeing the posted recipe wondering how I will ever complete it successfully. Other months, I am confident that […]

Caramel Cake

After a few savory challenges, I was pleased to see a sweet cake recipe for the month of November. However, many people began to report that it was overly sweet with the combination of the cake a frosting. Generally in Peru, the cakes are not overly sweet and I worried about the cake being eaten […]

Castana Gateau with Praline Buttercream

Because of my busy schedule I forced myself to jump right into making this cake at the beginning of July. I was so ambitious, I decided to take it to a Fourth of July party where it was happily eaten. I chose to use the Brazil nuts instead of almonds because of their availability and […]

Passionfruit Opera Cake

Upon seeing the recipe choice this month, I was ecstatic! I had seen Opera cakes in the bakery at the store, but I have never tasted one. Not only was I going to make one, I was going to have to offer my own creative touch by making it lighter in color and flavor. I […]

Cheesecake Pops

Personalized Pops

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I recall my grandmother baking up a delicious cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, topped with cherry pie filling or blueberry filling. I never really liked the topping, so I always ate that first. What stood out in my mind was the creamy cheesecake and graham crust. I […]

Perfect Party Cake

Perfect Party Cake for Perfect Parties

Perfect parties are hard to come by. For some reason this week I have spent a lot of time thinking about past groups of friends. Mostly I have been thinking how much I miss them. I miss the times of hanging out at different houses, different people – yet all the same. I miss those […]

French Bread

Rewarding Patience

Patience is the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties. (Wikipedia) We find our patience is tested in times of waiting. How do we react? Do we become frustrated? Do we quit? Do we persevere? We may consider ourselves patient if we […]

Meringue With a Lime Twist

What a fantastic challenge Jen from Canadian Baker chose for January’s Daring Bakers to make…Lemon Meringue Pie! I absolutely love everything tart and have always wanted to make my own! In reading through the recipe, I was faced with a real challenge…there are no lemons here!! In knowing that substitutions are allowed for items which […]


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