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Daring Bakers Challenge: Croissants and Papa’s Promise

Paris was my childhood dream destination. Whenever someone talks about France I always have Papa’s picture with the Eiffel Tower on the background on my mind. Paris was my Papa’s last business trip before he left for heaven, and I held on to his promise that someday I would see the beautiful tower. I logged in to the Daring Kitchens forum to check what was the challenge and for this month’s challenge its describe as Fresh, Fluffy, French … this challenge had me at French! And I was right, we are making Croissants. Every time we buy a pack of chocolate croissants at C4 I always tell my bana C that I want to try and make one but of course you know me and my long list of must bake. That’s why I was very excited to start making them (I waited till deadline week!) but then reading the very looong procedure was a bit of a turn off. To my surprise making them was quite easy, only the waiting was painful as preparation took almost …

Fresh Fraiser Cake

Fresh Fraisiers for July Daring Bakers

20 something Jana of Cherry Tea Cakes was our July Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to make Fresh Frasiers inspired by recipes written by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson in the beautiful cookbook Tartine. The day the challenge was revealed I was both scared, excited and full of questions – what if I don’t find the ingredients, what if I won’t be able to complete or if I totally fail? I stumbled upon Daring Bakers way back 2006 I applied, got accepted then I backed out and didn’t once again got the nerve to join the group, guess life back then was well kinda complicated. Here I am 5 years after my first attempt to be a Daring Baker actually completing a challenge but waited the last minute. Yes, I was studying the recipe for weeks and only managed to work on the challenge yesterday because my phone reminded me of the deadline. Lazy lazy me. This is my first time to incorporate fresh fruits on a cake, reading how to make Fresh Fraisier made me …