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Spice Up Your Tea – A Homemade Chai Blend April 14, 2015

Filed under: Daring Cook Challenges,Kitchen Catastrophes — Cisa @ 10:00 am
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What’s life without a little spice? For the month of April, Sawsan from Chef in disguise challenged us to spice things up by making our own spice blends from scratch for the Daring Cook’s Challenge. She gave us several different recipes from all over the world; a dip blend, pie spices, meat rubs and soup spices and challenged us to make up our own spice blends. The great thing about spice blends is that we use them in almost everything, and the more you think about this challenge, the more “I could make that at home” moments you’ll find.
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Paris Brest – Another Pastry I’ll Never Be Able To Pronounce April 9, 2015

Filed under: Daring Baker Challenges — Cisa @ 2:24 pm
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Disclaimer: This post was supposed be posted months ago, but I forgot it in the drafts folder, so here’s Paris Brest, just a little late.

This months Daring Baker’s challenge was paris brest. When first hearing that name I panicked slightly, mostly because french desserts are notoriously difficult. But then I read the description and realized that paris brest is essentially a circular cream puff. And you get to slice it in half rather than trying to fill it with a pastry bag (which is always the part I can never get right). Cream puffs aren’t actually that hard, in fact you can make them all in one pan. So I challenge anyone reading this post – don’t be scared of the cream puff, grab a pan and impress all your friends/family with this dessert!

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