The Daring Bakers Make Opera Cake

The Daring Bakers Make Opera Cake - Andrea Meyers

When Ivonne and Lisa, the venerable founders of The Daring Bakers, choose a challenge, you know it’s going to be a challenge. Think Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake), or in this case, think…L’Opera! Yes, Opera cake. Until now I’ve never tasted or made one, though I’ve seen them in posh bakeries, but I do… 

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Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas Cookbook Give Away

Grilled Dessert Pizza with Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “Andrea botched up this post because that is definitely not grilled pizza.” Guess what? It is grilled pizza enrobed in cinnamon sugar with French vanilla ice cream in the middle and chocolate sauce on top. How’s that for an insanely good dessert pizza? Yes, my hand… 

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue

We love dipping foods, whether it’s chocolate fondue or chips and salsa, because it’s just more fun that way. And what is more fun and romantic than dipping luscious strawberries into thick, rich, hot chocolate? Not many things I can think of! This recipe from Gale Gand is reminiscent of Mexican style hot chocolate, flavored… 

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The Daring Bakers Make Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake)

The Daring Bakers Make Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake) - Andrea Meyers

The Daring Bakers got all festive this month and tackled the traditional Yule Log (aka Buche de Noel). Our beloved founders Lisa and Ivonne chose this challenge for us all, and it was a big challenge for me on several levels: marzipan, because I’ve never done it and I’m not an artist; genoise, because it… 

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