Jane’s experiences as a Daring Baker.

Vegan Yule Log – December Daring Bakers Challenge

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Jane 5

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 [keep reading…]

Vegan Caramels – November Daring Bakers Challenge

Saturday, November 29, 2008 Jane 15

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).  [keep reading…]

Daring Bakers October Challenge – Pizza

Saturday, November 1, 2008 Jane 7

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 [keep reading…]

Daring Bakers October Challenge – Crackers

Saturday, September 27, 2008 Jane 15

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 [keep reading…]

Vegan Eclairs – August Daring Bakers Challenge

Sunday, August 31, 2008 Jane 14

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. [keep reading…]

Daring Bakers July Challenge

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Jane 6

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. [keep reading…]

Vegan Danish

Sunday, June 29, 2008 Jane 23

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 [keep reading…]

Daring Baker’s April Challenge — Cheesecake Pops

Sunday, April 27, 2008 Jane 10

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 [keep reading…]

A Lone Vegan In A Sea Of Butter And Cream

Sunday, March 30, 2008 Jane 12

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 [keep reading…]

Daring Bakers – February Challenge

Saturday, March 1, 2008 Lane 15

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 [keep reading…]

Baking Woes

Thursday, December 6, 2007 Lane 3

As I sit here struggling with the December Daring Baker’s challenge, I am researching my ingredient substitutions, specifically eggs in baked goods. I have two really good references at my side. The first is Ann Gentry’s Real Food Daily Cookbook which Lane has blogged about often, and we love. The [keep reading…]

Tender Potato Bread – Daring Baker’s November Challenge

Monday, December 3, 2007 Lane 5

Hi everyone. Today it’s Jane who’s authoring the blog post. Since I’m participating in The Daring Bakers challenges, I’ll be the one blogging. Lane will continue to blog most of the other posts. Anyway, The Daring Bakers December Challenge was issued today. We’re all supposed to wait until a specified [keep reading…]

Daring Bakers — We’re in!

Saturday, December 1, 2007 Lane 0

Jane has just been conditionally accepted into a group called The Daring Bakers. She’s very excited, and I must say I am as well. The Daring Bakers is a group of bakers who are challenged to all prepare the same recipe and then post about it. Being vegan means that [keep reading…]