Meringue Coffee Cake with Cinnamon and Chocolate
The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged the Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted meringue coffee cake.
Right from the start this challenge looked yummy. Yeasted coffee cakes taste a lot like fresh bread with a filling. Give me fresh bread, butter, and a wedge of brie, and I could happily exist off that, so I knew the biggest challenge would be not eating the whole cake myself.
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panna cotta with balsamic strawberries
The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.
I recently bought Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa At Home, and decided to make the lovely Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries on p.190 for this challenge.
I made the Florentine Cookies three ways- one with chocolate in the middle as a sandwich cookie, one with decorative chocolate on top, and the last plain. All three were a big hit in my office.
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Check out my article on homey Winter foods on the Daring Kitchen’s Food Talk forum. It highlights some of my favourite bloggers including Mardi, Cristina, Robin, and more!