Hello everyone! My name is Sawsan and my little space on the web is chef in disguise. I have been a member of the daring kitchen since March 2011 and it has been a true pleasure to belong to this wonderful group of creative people. For this challenge, I chose to dare you to make your own herb and spice blends from scratch.
Hi, I’m Korena from Korena in the Kitchen and this month I’m exciting to be bringing you the tarte Tatin! This classic French dessert is basically the apple pie version of an upside-down cake: apples are caramelized in sugar in a saucepan, covered with pastry and baked, and then inverted on a plate to serve. It’s a great example of the magic of caramelized sugar: the apples take on a deep, rich mahogany colour and become infused with the complex flavours of a well-cooked caramel, and the crisp puff pastry base also becomes practically candied with caramel at the edges, resulting in a fantastic mix of soft, crunchy, and chewy textures.
Hi everyone, Ruth here. I blog at http://makey-cakey.blogspot.co.uk and I’ve been a Daring Cook since June 2011, and a Daring Baker since October 2009. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland, and this month I’m bringing you another Scottish staple (but don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than haggis this time!). It’s time to perfect your porridge.
Hi, I’m Julie from One-Wall Kitchen, and I’ve been a Daring Baker since October 2007, but this is my first time hosting a challenge. Because we’re all likely to be coming off from baking holiday sweets for the past two months, I thought it would be nice to bake a very easy, simple, savory meal that you could potentially put together on a weekday night with the right prep. This month’s challenge is to bake siopao, a savory, filled bun using a no-knead bread recipe.
Hi, my name is Manal Obieda, known as Manal’s Bites. I am thrilled to be hosting the February 2015 Daring Cooks’ Challenge and I hope you will enjoy the experience of making a delicious Middle Eastern breakfast with me. I became a member of this great group in 2013 and I’m so happy I joined. Every month, I look forward to new challenges, techniques and indeed new dishes representing many countries and cultures around the world. After all, this is what food is about, bringing people together, right?!
Hi all, my name is Kim, and I blog over at Ask a Foodie. This is my first time to host with the Daring Cooks’. I have been a member since July 2012 and over that time I have had the opportunity to participate in several challenges, and always felt that if I were to host it would need to be something I was proficient in preparing, however, lovely Sawsan and Rachel encouraged me to take a leap of faith in my skills, in fact saying if it were something I had never prepared that it would show new cooks that it is possible to make what I am going to challenge you to make, you know, what?
Hello, my name is Andrea and I have been a member of the Daring Kitchen since 2011. I first joined the Daring Kitchen because I wanted to learn new recipes and techniques. I have learned quite a few which ultimately have became favorites in our house. This month’s challenge is a favourite Dutch quick bread called ontbijtkoek (literally translated breakfast cake) or peperkoek (pepper cake).
Introduction: Hi! I’m Luisa from Rise of the Sourdough Preacher. I’m so excited for my first time at hosting a Daring Bakers Challenge. It was a very difficult task, but since my favorite challenges are those involving pastry skills my choice fell on the Paris-Brest.
Hi! I’m Korena from Korena in the Kitchen and I’m thrilled to be hosting a Daring Bakers’ Challenge for the second time. My favorite challenges are the ones where I get to bake a cake and/or pretend to be a pastry chef, so for this month’s challenge I chose a recipe for a classic European-style chocolate cake: the Austrian Sachertorte.