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The Savarin Spectacle April 27, 2013

Filed under: Daring Baker Challenges — Cisa @ 10:30 am

For my readers daily dose of humor, I offer up my attempt at a savarin. For those who are wondering, a savarin is a syrup soaked yeast cake stuffed with cream filling, and this post is brought to you courtesy of a challenge issued by the Daring Bakers. The challenge description can be found below:
 
Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina challenges us to make a traditional Savarin, complete with soaking syrup and cream filling! We were to follow the Savarin recipe but were allowed to be creative with the soaking syrup and filling, allowing us to come up with some very delicious cakes!
 
Before starting this challenge, I wandered around my work place asking colleagues what their favorite flavor pairings were….the winners- either chocolate and raspberry or chocolate and strawberry. Since I was allowed to be creative with the soaking syrup and filling, I decided to try to soak my cake in raspberry syrup and stuff it with chocolate mousse. With that game plan in mind, lets get started. (more…)

 

Jump Right In … With Chicken April 20, 2013

Filed under: Daring Cook Challenges — Cisa @ 4:44 pm

First off, I must apologize for posting this late. Somehow life caught up with me and I just didn’t have time to put a post together. Now that I finally have a little bit of a breather, I present to you my commentary on deboning a chicken.
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