November links (16-30)

I celebrated my 23rd birthday and Thanksgiving during these last two weeks of November. I am certainly thankful for all of my friends and family that truly care about me. I hope you all (all five or six of you) had a good month and celebrated good things. Here are the articles that inspired me, and I hope you enjoy them, too.

  1. Pie to Cupcake: Time’s Up
  2. Paris chefs go underground to offer delicacies
  3. Hanukkah: Cook varies oils, vegetables in search of a different latke
  4. Star chef: Pay people what they’re worth
  5. Restaurants share food with needy
  6. So What’s It Like to Be on Iron Chef?

November Daring Bakers’ Challenge

Yes, I am posting this late, but I did not have time nor internet connection to post this on Saturday. Since there’s only, on average, five people that read this blog, I am not worried that this lateness will matter much. I would also like to take this time to apologize for my lack of baking/posting as I would love to be doing more of both. I look forward to December to be full of happy baking and therefore happy blogging.

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 my crostata with blood orange marmalade. It was really easy to make the dough, especially in the food processor. It is a sticky dough to roll out, but I am assuming it would have been easier to handle if I let it chill longer. The overall tart was very tasty.

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November links (1-15)

My birthday is right around the corner, on the 17th! Yay! Can’t believe it’s been another year already! :) Anyway, you know how it goes; here’s the first links for November:

  1. Pears, spices dress up easy custard
  2. Hoping Chefs Will Melt for Tcho Chocolate
  3. For Those Who Can’t Decide on Dessert, Here’s the Dish
  4. Discover the savory side of quick bread
  5. A Vegetable Wellington, Fit for a Duke
  6. Joan Nathan and a speed challah
  7. Asked & Answered | Oriol Balaguer
  8. Bonjour, croissant