Hope all of you had a wonderfull holiday celebrations.
Here we had a wonderful time.
For my New years present, Shyama gave me this cutest gift. She gave me a cookie cutter ,a Garden Gnome I am in love with it ;-) then a Cake carrier and Cutter for Baking a Ginger bread House.
According to her it is too difficult to buy presents for me as I have everything and she had to look and look in the shop and she was telling me that too when she had free time in college.
I did tell her I don't have a Kitchen Aid to that she replied dream on ;-)
I am really late in posting my Daring Bakers Challenge.
I knew I woudn't post the DB in time even though I had made them long before the deadline, just that I didn't had any time to write the post.
When I read in the foroum that it was stollen I was excited but then as it was every were christmas market and that I had received two Stolle as gift almost put me off in making them.
But I didnt want to miss the challenge so I made them and I thought if I made them in a small shape like this nobody would complain that it is Stollen again, but alas that was a huge mistake from my side as It didnt turn out good.
They look good but they were a bit too heavy, I am sure if I made them in a loaf shape and sliced it as usaual it would have been good but I had to go and change and play with the ingridients so I ended up putting all of then in the dirt bag then next day :-(Have to say when I tried them just agter baking they were good.
The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.
You should go and check out what the other DB friends made here.
Before I forget I should sqy I receive the book which I won in Aparna's Place My Diverse Kitchen.
She had this giveaway for celebrating her 3 rd Blog Anniversary Celebration and I won this book Leftover Makeovers by Victoria Shearer.