Easy Homemade Danish

 

Danish

Danish

Before diving into Holiday Dessert Extravaganza at Project Pastry Love, I wanted to bake one more laminated dough recipe.  I decided to make homemade Danish.  I haven’t worked on this dough in a while, and I love to reward myself with something sweet like Danish when I drink my afternoon coffee.  However, if I were being completely honest, I feel a little sorry for Danish.  I mean, how can you compete in a world full of doughnuts, croissants, and Egg Mcmuffins, especially when most people think of you as the prepackaged, stale, and overly sweet pastry found in vending machines.  Come on Danish, it’s time to show the people who you really are! Continue reading →

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Croissants and Pain Au Chocolate

 

Croissants

Croissants

Oh my goodness, so much is going on.  Last weekend I ran Disney’s Tower of Terror 10 Mile Race in Orlando.  It was awesome.  It was one of those runs where I just felt comfortable and warm from the very beginning… until mile 8.   Then I felt old and broken down.  I would have walked a little, but I knew if I stopped running I wouldn’t be able to start up again.  I wanted to run through that finish line with my head held high, my arms outstretched, and my eyes closed, as if I had just won the race.  I think I came in two thousand six hundred and ninety ninth.  Not bad. Continue reading →

Chocolate Almond Tart with Fleur De Sel

Chocolate Almond Tart with Fleur De Sel

Chocolate Almond Tart with Fleur De Sel

This Friday I am flying down to Orlando, FL to run a Disney 10 mile race with my old buddy and good friend, Rae.  I have been training since June 1st, and I feel ready.  The last time I ran this race was 2 years ago.  It was a very eventful run.  It started off well and I felt good, but by mile 7 until the very end I was fighting off severe nausea.   I finished though, and I ran the entire way.  The following day we celebrated by riding rollercoasters and drinking wine.  When I returned home from that trip I found out that I was pregnant with Wesley.  Oops. Continue reading →

Moravske Kolace- A Daring Baker’s Challenge

 

Moravske Kolace

Moravske Kolace

I was issued a baking challenge through this awesome, secret club I am apart of.  The club is called the Daring Bakers.  The challenge this month is Moravske Kolace.  It is a yummy enriched dough filled with a sweetened quark filling and topped with plum jam and cinnamon crumble.  It is easy to make, and goes so nicely with a hot cup of coffee.  Thank you Lucie for introducing me to this traditional Czech sweet treat!  You can check out Lucie blog, Chez Lucie, here. Continue reading →