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Tarte Tatin: Upside Down Pie March 27, 2015

When you think of upside down desserts what pops into your mind? For me its upside down pineapple cake, a pear version I tried once in a crock pot, a ice cream cones that have succumbed to gravity. But for much of the world, there are many foods prepped upside down and flipped for presentation. And this month, for the March Daring bakers’ challenge, Korena from Korena in the Kitchen taught us that some treats are best enjoyed upside down. She challenged us to make a tarte tatin from scratch. For those who don’t know what a tarte tatin is, it’s sort of like an upside down, single crust pie. You make a caramel, cook a bunch of fruit (or veggies), top with a pastry crust, and bake the whole thing in the oven. It’s then flipped out of the pan when your ready to eat it. (more…)

 

Pease Porridge Hot, Pease Porridge Cold, There’s Never Any Left That Get’s To Three Days Old March 14, 2015

Filed under: Daring Cook Challenges,Kitchen Catastrophes — Cisa @ 12:00 pm

This months daring cooks challenge was something that I don’t normally give much thought to – porridge, also known in my world as oatmeal. Specifically, Ruth from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. The goal was to make at least two different kinds of oatmeal that were different, in an attempt to find your favorite flavor. (more…)

 

 
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