Daring Bakers Challenge – Christmas Stollen

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The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book………and Martha Stewart’s demonstration. I have never made Stollen, but having spent several years living 
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Holiday Gifts – White Chocolate Popcorn

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        Here’s another really easy one, great to do with the kids!       Ingredients: 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn 1 12 oz pkg white chips 1-2 Tbs vegetable oil (optional) 2 crushed candy canes, nuts, M&M’s, etc (optional) Procedure:       Set out a large cookie sheet sprayed with vegetable
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Holiday Gifts – David Rocco’s Pesto

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      Here’s a great, simple recipe for pesto from David Rocco.  Once you’ve made the recipe, place it in festive jars or plastic tubs for gifts (keeping a few for yourself of course).  In case you haven’t noticed, I like David Rocco and if you haven’t had the chance to watch his show
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The Daring Cooks Challenge – Eggs Benedict “an epic fail”

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This month Jenn and Jill have challenged The Daring Cooks to learn to perfect the technique of poaching an egg. They chose Eggs Benedict recipe from Alton Brown, Oeufs en Meurette from Cooking with Wine by Anne Willan, and Homemade Sundried Tomato & Pine Nut Seitan Sausages (poached) courtesy of Trudy of Veggie num num.
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