Category Archives: Bakers Challenge

Sub-Zero Weather and a Baumkuchen

Our January Baker’s Challenge is in the books!  It’s Baumkuchen (pron “bahm koo chen”) which translates into “tree cake” in German. We get the alliteration because this culinary delicacy honestly looks like a cross-sectional cut of an ancient tree. That is…the many layers of cake look like the rings on a tree.  The end result …

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Baker’s Challenge – November & Happy Thanksgiving

Sfogliatelle Ricci On this Thanksgiving Day in America, we give thanks for both the freedoms with which we are endowed by God, but also pay tribute with sincere gratitude to our Italian grandparents who sacrificed all to enable their families to live in freedom and peace. As luck would have it, this month’s Baker’s Challenge …

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Eggstra! Eggstra!

It has been EGGSTREMELY busy in the Battinburg Cakes kitchen this week —we can’t wait to share pictures of the ONE CAKE that we have been creating since last Friday.  Yes…you read that correctly…ONE cake since last Friday. We figure this cake has become our full-time job!  It’s very EGGSTRAVANT, very creative, and REALLY, REALLY …

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Daring Baker-September: Tres Leches

If you recall, Daring Baker’s Challenge is a global group of bakers who come together to work on the same recipe. Each month, there is a “host” who provides the basic recipe along with comments and suggestions. Then, we the fellow challengers go forth and either make the recipe as is, or we can get …

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Baker’s Challenge – Mawa Khoya (August 2013)

Mawa Khoya – Say Whata Whooya? That’s what we asked when we saw the  The Daring Baker’s Challenge for August 2013. To quote  the explanation of our hostess for this month’s challenge; Aparna at  http://www.mydiversekitchen.com/ : Mawa Cakes are a specialty cake that is the hallmark of Irani cafés in India. The Iranis are Zoroastrians …

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Bakers Challenge: July 2013

Battenberg cake by Battinburg Cakes We completed and posted our first cake challenge with Daring Bakers.  The challenge was  this:  Pick anything from any prior challenge.  Kewl!  We reviewed several years’ worth of challenges and finally landed on the June 2012 Challenge:  Going Batty for Battenberg Cake.  Battenberg cakes are a British cake created by …

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Daring Baker’s Challenge

We were voracious readers of food blogs and how-to’s long before we decided to start our own.  We kept seeing posts out there that were labelled as a “Daring Bakers Challenge” and wondered what that was all about.  We figured it out.  It is a community of food bloggers associated with a website called “The …

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