Vegan Yule Log – December Daring Bakers Challenge

  • Jane
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2008
  • Hi All, It’s Jane writing today’s post….  As you might imagine, the first of the month is eagerly anticipated by the over 1,000 Daring Bakers.  It is the day that month’s challenge is revealed.  So on December 1st I hurried to my computer and went immediately to the Daring Bakers message board to see what […]

    Vegan Caramels – November Daring Bakers Challenge

  • Jane
  • Saturday, November 29, 2008
  • Hi everyone… It’s Jane tonight, writing about this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. Our hosts, Dolores of Culinary Curiosity, Alex of Blondie And Brownie, and Jenny of Foray Into Food, presented us with two options; we could either make the Caramel Cake devised by  Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater (recipe here).  Or we could take the […]

    Daring Bakers October Challenge – Pizza

  • Jane
  • Saturday, November 1, 2008
  • Hi Everyone – It’s Jane with my October Daring Bakers Post (yes, that’s right, October). First, let me say that I’m a bad Daring Baker. I didn’t pay attention to the posting date. We usually post around the last weekend of the month. I was on autopilot, and didn’t pay attention to the dates or […]

    Daring Bakers October Challenge – Crackers

  • Jane
  • Saturday, September 27, 2008
  • Polly want a ___? This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was a recipe for crackers… and it was a vegan recipe to boot! Our hosts, Natalie of Gluten A Go Go, and Shel, of Musings From the Fishbowl, dared us to bake the recipe for Lavash Crackers from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, and to create whatever […]

    Vegan Eclairs – August Daring Bakers Challenge

  • Jane
  • Sunday, August 31, 2008
  • Hi Everyone, it’s Jane writing as the August Daring Bakers Challenge is revealed today.  What was this month’s challenge you ask?  Something different for me anyway… chocolate eclairs!  And while my eclairs may not win any beauty pageants, they tasted scrumptious!  I will make this recipe for company next time. So, details… This month’s challenge […]

    Daring Bakers July Challenge

  • Jane
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2008
  • This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was a Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream from Great Cakes, by Carol Walter. Our host was Chris at Mele Cotte, you can visit her site for the recipe, if you’re interested. So my first reaction was a deep sigh. Layered buttercream cakes aren’t my thing. I much prefer a good […]

    Vegan Danish

  • Jane
  • Sunday, June 29, 2008
  • vegan danish

    Hi All, it’s Jane writing today – post day for the Daring Bakers. This month’s challenge was a Danish Braid. As some of you may have realized, I begged off last month’s challenge, an Opera Cake. My fellow Alternative DBs did the challenge proud; however, I simply couldn’t face another buttercream. But the waiting was […]

    Daring Baker’s April Challenge — Cheesecake Pops

  • Jane
  • Sunday, April 27, 2008
  • This month the Daring Bakers Challenge was Cheesecake Pops. (This is cheesecake scooped into little walnut sized balls, stuck on a lollipop stick and then dipped in melted chocolate, and decorated as you desire.) Yum. But what to do about a vegan cheesecake? I’ve had a few successes with vegan desserts, but other than the […]

    A Lone Vegan In A Sea Of Butter And Cream

  • Jane
  • Sunday, March 30, 2008
  • Daring Bakers Challenge was Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake from Baking From My Home To Yours. Good! I had to make a cake this month anyway. The recipe seemed fairly straightforward, a run of the mill white cake like any other white cake; we didn’t have to stand on our heads while whipping the ingredients […]

    Daring Bakers – February Challenge

  • Lane
  • Saturday, March 1, 2008
  • Yay!!! Bread. I was sooo very excited when I saw that we would be baking bread for February’s Daring Bakers Challenge. I had anticipated some amazingly delicious chocolate-y confection in keeping with the Valentine’s Day/February theme. And I fully expected that I, as a vegan, would not be able to replicate the challenge with my […]