All posts filed under: Daring Bakers Challenge

August Daring Baker’s Challenge: Dobos Torte

Oh Dobos, dobos, I’m going to put this nicely: I strongly dislike you. Talk about a dobos disaster. The August 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers’ cookbook Kaffeehaus:  Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.  Sure the cake tastes great, but this thing was a BIG hassle. Okay, so it tasted like a slice of heaven but the Dobos is a don’t–unless you like being extremely stressed out while baking. This was hell and only slightly worth it. The FIRST time I tried making the Dobos Torte, it wasn’t so great. I needed a success to help me sleep well that night, I needed to be able to pat myself on the back about something. Well, I went to bed irritated and covered in flour. If someone had been filming me while I was baking, it would have been one long “beeeeeeeep” covering up all …

July’s Daring Bakers Challenge: COOKIES!

The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She choseChocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network. Another DB Challenge marks another month in the Food Blog world for Nosh and Tell! Too bad I’m a little late posting this month’s challenge but better late than never, right? This month’s challenge was focused on cookies! Not just any cookies, but cookies that you would normally find in the grocery: Milan(os) and Mallow(mars). I put off baking these until the last minute because I was a little intimidated, as I normally am with the challenges, but again I had a great time with these! The challenge included both cookies but we had the option of making one or both. I chose to do both…rather unsuccessfully I might add! Tasty, but not executed perfectly. The Mallow cookies came out absolutely delicious. Having the homemade cookie base made a world of difference with these. I snuck a bite of just the plain cookie sans marshmallow and chocolate glaze and the cinnamon …

June’s Daring Baker’s Challenge: Bakewell Tart

The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England. The mandatory elements of this month’s challenge were making our own pastry dough for the tart and the egg/custard like topping: frangipane. I had never even heard of frangipane before this and since I am partial to chocolate desserts, I was skeptical. I chose to make my own Strawberry Peach Jam and I am infinitely glad I did. It was the reason that I kept craving this tart after I first tried it. The jam was nothing short of amazing, I wish I had made enough to have left over but I didn’t anticipate it being so good! The strawberry peach jam went perfect with the almond frangipane topping. It was a great dessert! And not too difficult either! I think next time I make this I would probably use …

May’s Daring Bakers Challenge: Apple Cream Cheese Strudel

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers. It’s that time again! Time for this month’s Daring Bakers Challenge. This month Linda of Make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks chose a recipe for Apple Strudel. We were given creative rights for the filling of the strudel we just needed to make the strudel dough from the recipe provided. I had such a great time with this challenge! I put it off until I got home so I had a big enough surface to stretch out my dough on and because I was also a little nervous about it. I have never stretched pastry dough before and considering I am prone to accidents, I was expecting the worst. Shockingly, the strudel went off without a hitch! Stretching the dough was a lot easier than I thought and I had fun doing it. …

Bloggiversary and April’s Daring Bakers Challenge

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. Happy Bloggiversary to Nosh and Tell! One month ago we started our blog and we cannot thank you enough for the overwhelming support we have gotten! Friends, family, and foodies alike we are so surprised with how successful the blog has been in the first month, we knew that we liked to blab about food but who knew anyone else would want to listen?! Keep reading, commenting, and telling all your friends because we’ve got some exciting things coming up (a Bloggiversary/Whitney’s Birthday Cake?!?) and so much more to share with you! And onto the Daring Baker’s Challenge of this month… Each month The Daring Bakers has a host/hostess that picks a recipe for all the members of TDB to bake, this month Jenny from Jenny Bakes chose Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake. It was my first Daring Bakers Challenge AND my first cheesecake, all in all it was pretty monumental. This challenge left a lot of room for …