Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

These cookies are my first attempt at using my Cricut Cake.  I think that it is the best invention since sliced bread!  It is going to make my life much easier when I am doing cakes.  I LOVE IT! 
Thank you it was a great gift!

Friday, December 3, 2010


NOVEMBER 2010 DARING BAKER CHALLENGE: CROSTATA! The Daring Kitchen: "The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well."

I made the pasta frolla by hand as opposed to with a food processor.  I have made pie dough before, this was similar, with the exception of mixing and egg into the flour using the well method. The dough was very tender and flaky.  The filling for this was a vanilla custard topped with a blueberry sauce. For a first attempt at a crostata it was adequate.  It had wonderful flavors but, I was disappointed that I didn't have the tart pan to get the nice fluting around the edges.