Sunday, February 27, 2011

Daring Bakers: Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

I want to start off by stating I hate milk.  I do not like the smell let alone the taste.  This is most likely why I was not huge on the taste of half of this challenge.  It did however look beautiful.  I think with some tweaking it could be something I would really enjoy.  I also wanted to try making a fruit gelee which this challenge forced me to do.   The cookies were pretty decent and very simple to make.  It also makes me want to start working with Agar-agar.  I still drool over these pictures and am going to have to make some interesting creations of my own.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blueberry-Lemon Chiffon Tart

This was wonderful and I was finally able to try out my Tartine cookbook!  Tonight I did my daring cooks challenge and was feeling creative so I decided to make dessert as well.  I think this might just be my new favorite dessert cookbook!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Daring Cooks: Soba Noodles and Tempura

This is my first Daring Cooks Challenge!  This month the challenge was to create some form of a cold noodle salad and tempura.  Buckwheat noodles were preferred.  I took my best stab at making them and will have to revisit them again sometime.  I switched to rice noodles because it had that same simple fresh taste to compliment the tempura.

The finished meal! Green bean, crab and sweet potato tempura and rice noodles with Mentsuyu (traditional dipping sauce)

more after the jump!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

You have invaded my heart!

This valentines day I got blueberry pancakes in bed and dark and milk chocolate covered strawberries.  This meant that I had to step up my game since so far all I had was a crocheted Bombomb. 

So I made Space Invader chocolates! 

more pictures after the jump!