The second attempt was much more successful. As I said, I used the Food & Wine recipe for Chocolate Babka, but skipped the wafer cookies and honey for the filling, and never got around to making the glaze. The yeast proofed nicely (albeit a little slowly) and after refrigerating, the dough was a delight to… Continue reading European Bake: Babka Part Two
I started making the Baked Alaska at the end of the last challenge, but had several failures (much like Ian on the show, who pitched his entire effort into the trash and stormed off). 1. Ice cream–I bought pre-made ice cream rather than making home-made, and I really need to mix it with the Oreos… Continue reading Tarts and Pies Week!
And because it’s “BISCUIT” week, bridging into BREAD week, I thought I should actually make some ‘merican-style biscuits. Well, dumplings, really. I’m making chicken and dumpling soup* for dinner and felt it only proper that I make the dumplings from SCRATCH! It’s so easy, why wouldn’t you? 1 c. flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp… Continue reading One last biscuit…or is it bread?
After yesterday’s lukewarm reception of the traditional jam Swiss roll, I asked the boy what he would prefer in terms of flavor. He asked if there was a chocolate and caramel version that we could make? I quickly pulled this recipe out of the stack: The Ultimate Chocolate Roulade [found here.] from Mary Berry! Now… Continue reading Cake Week: Mary Berry’s Ultimate Chocolate Roulade
In the first available episode on Netflix’s Great British Baking Show, it is actually season 4 in the UK. I’m still trying to find seasons 1-3 somewhere…YouTube, Hulu, BritBox….I’ll keep searching. The first hurdle to jump in this challenge is to know all the UK and US measurements…and knowing how to properly convert from one… Continue reading Week 1: Cake week! The Classic Swiss Roll