Summer is here. Bake something summery :)

September 27, 2010

The Daring Bakers' Challenge: Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing


The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.

So it's here! Another DB challenge. Although, I'm not the official member yet, I made this challenge istead of my sister. She's ill and not fancy making cookies (you know - fever, cough - simply not that comfortable when doing well, anything). Our tast was to make traditional sugar cookies and - the main part - decorate them using royal icing. However, that's not all. The theme for the cookies was September. No matter what, you had to create something "September-y." And how did it end up?

Apple Ginger Muffins

Apples are in their season and they do pair well with ginger. Believe me!

September 10, 2010

Strawberry Poppy Seed Sponge Cake

I don't know how about you, but I'm quite cold these days. The summer season is definitely over and the temperature is lower every day. Oh, and don't forget to add rain to the mix! Yes, fall/autumn is coming or maybe I should say it's already here and to be honest I really don't look for a scoop of ice cream in days like these. In my dreamspace there is an imagination of a warm sweet piece of soft and tender sponge cake. So let's get some!