As if I don't have enough going on in my life to even keep up with this blog semi monthly, now I have joined a new monthly challenge called Daring Bakers. (More info can be found on their forum)
The DBs was created by two women in November 2006 when they both decided to bake pretzels from the same recipe and blog about the results. This inspired several other bakers/bloggers to join them in December when they attempted the challenge again with biscotti. Before they knew it, Daring Bakers was born and here we are 2 years later.
I've joined to preserve the traditional baking techniques lost in our instant world. I've joined to challenge my baking skills, learn new tricks and give food for thought to my blog. I also joined as an outlet for the food I can't indulge in. Giving others pleasure is a joy to me and if I can do it through food, even better.
I have also decided, although have not joined just yet, to participate in Tuesday with Dorie. A group of bakers have a specific recipe picked for them to try each week. They bake and then they blog about the results. Some are good, some not so much. But fun is had by all. With my husband running off to CAP weekly, why not use this night to do something different for myself and the boys. The recipes are all picked by the members and come from Baking: From my Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. My copy has already been ordered and shipped. I'm looking forward to jumping aboard.
Here is the upcoming Recipe schedule for TWD November:
Nov 18- Arborio Rice Pudding, White, Black (Or Both), pages 412-413
Nov 25- Thanksgiving Twofer Pie, page 321