Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July Daring Baker's Challenge 2008: Pine-nut Gateau with Praline Buttercream

This month's challenge was definitely a challenge. Although my cake turned out perfect, I managed to ruin it by decorating it like an ape :P Yeah, the wilton cake course doesn't teach you how to use ganache most effectively... but oh well, my family still enjoyed the cake. Delicious!

The original recipe is for a Filbert Gateau with Filber/Hazelnut Buttercream; but since my sister is allergic, every time it said to use a certain nut-meat I simply substituted it for the same amount of pine-nuts. That way it kept the same nutty texture and aroma, but would still be edible by my entire family :)

Pine-nut Gateau with Praline Buttercream
Adapted From Great Cakes by Carol Walter
1 Pine-nut Genoise
1 recipe sugar syrup, flavored with dark rum
1 recipe Praline Buttercream
½ cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
1 recipe Fruit Glaze (original recipe calls for apricot, I used mixed berry)
1 recipe Ganache Glaze, prepared just before using
3 tablespoons Pine-nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

Filbert Genoise

Because of the amount of nuts in the recipe, this preparation is different from a classic genoise

-1 ½ cups hazelnuts, toasted/skinned
-2/3 cup cake flour, unsifted
-2 Tbsp. cornstarch
-7 large egg yolks
-1 cup sugar, divided (¼ & ¾ cups)
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-½ tsp. grated lemon rind
-5 lg. egg whites
-¼ cup warm, clarified butter (100 – 110 degrees)

1. Position rack in the lower 3rd of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10” X 2” inch round cake pan.
2. Using a food processor, process nuts, cake flour, and cornstarch for about 30 seconds. Then, pulse the mixture about 10 times to get a fine, powdery mixture. The nuts are ready when they begin to gather together around the sides of the bowl. While you want to make sure there aren’t any large pieces, don’t over-process. Set aside.
3. Put the yolks in the bowl of an electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, and beat until thick and light in color, about 3-4 minutes on med-high speed. Slowly, add ¾ cup of sugar. When finished, the mixture should be ribbony.
4. Blend in the vanilla and grated lemon rind. Remove and set aside.
5. Place egg whites in a large, clean bowl of the electric mixer with the whisk attachment and beat on medium speed, until soft peaks. Increase to med-high speed and slowly add the remaining ¼ cup of sugar, over 15-20 seconds or so. Continue to beat for another ½ minute.
6. Add the yolk mixture to the whites and whisk for 1 minute. Pour the warm butter in a liquid measure cup (or a spouted container). * It must be a deep bottom bowl and work must be fast.* Put the nut meal in a mesh strainer (or use your hand – working quickly) and sprinkle it in about 2 tablespoons at a time – folding it carefully for about 40 folds. Be sure to exclude any large chunks/pieces of nuts. Again, work quickly and carefully as to not deflate the mixture.
7. When all but about 2 Tbsp. of nut meal remain, quickly and steadily pour the warm butter over the batter. Then, with the remaining nut meal, fold the batter to incorporate, about 13 or so folds. With a rubber spatula, transfer the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the surface with the spatula or back of a spoon. **If collected butter remains at the bottom of the bowl, do not add it to the batter! It will impede the cake rising while baking. Tap pan on counter to remove air bubbles and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
8. The cake is done when it is springy to the touch and it separates itself from the side of the pan. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
9. Invert onto a cake rack sprayed with nonstick coating, removing the pan. Cool the cake completely. *If not using the cake right away, wrap thoroughly in plastic wrap, then in a plastic bag, then in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If freezing, wrap in foil, then the bag and use within 2-3 months.

Sugar Syrup (makes 1cups)

- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. dark rum or orange flavored liqueur

1. In a small, yet heavy saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add the liqueur.
2. Cool slightly before using on the cake. *Can be made in advance.

Praline Buttercream
- 1 recipe Swiss Buttercream
- 1/3 cup praline paste
- 1 ½ - 2 Tbsp. Jamaican rum (optional)

1. Blend ½ cup buttercream into the paste, then add to the remaining buttercream. Whip briefly on med-low speed to combine.
2. Blend in rum.

Swiss Buttercream
- 4 lg. egg whites
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly firm
- 1 ½ -2 Tbsp. Grand Marnier or liqueur of your choice
- 1 tsp. vanilla

1. Place the egg whites in a lg bowl of a electric mixer and beat with the whisk attachment until the whites are foamy and they begin to thicken (just before the soft peak stage).
2. Set the bowl over a saucepan filled with about 2 inches of simmering water, making sure the bowl is not touching the water. Then, whisk in the sugar by adding 1-2 tablespoon of sugar at a time over a minutes time.
3. Continue beating 2-3 minutes or until the whites are warm (about 120 degrees) and the sugar is dissolved. The mixture should look thick and like whipped marshmallows.
4. Remove from pan and with either the paddle or whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and sugar on med-high until its a thick, cool meringue – about 5-7 minutes. *Do not overbeat*. Set aside.
5. Place the butter in a separate clean mixing bowl and, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter at medium speed for 40-60 seconds, or until smooth and creamy. (*Do not overbeat or the butter will become toooooo soft.*)
6. On med-low speed, blend the meringue into the butter, about 1-2 Tbsp. at a time, over 1 minute.
7. Add the liqueur and vanilla and mix for 30-45 seconds longer, until thick and creamy.
8. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes before using.

Buttercream Trouble-shooting: The Buttercream won’t come together!? Reheat buttercream briefly over simmering water for 5 seconds, stirring with a wooden spoon. DO NOT overbeat, or mixture will look broken with some liquid at the bottom of the bowl. Return the bowl to the mixer and whip on medium speed just until the cream comes back together. The buttercream is too soft?! Chill the buttercream in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and rewhip. If that doesn’t work, cream an additional 2-4 Tbsp. of butter in a small bowl– making sure the butter is not as soft as the original amount, so make sure is cool and smooth. On low speed, quickly add the creamed butter to the buttercream, 1 Tbsp. at a time.

9. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or can be frozen for up to 6 months. If freezing, store in 2 16-oz. plastic containers and thaw in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for several hours.

Praline Paste
- 1 cup (4 ½ oz.) Pine-nuts, toasted/skinless
- 2/3 cup Sugar

1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment and lightly butter.
2. Put the sugar in a heavy 10-inch skillet. Heat on low flame for about 10-20 min until the sugar melts around the edges. Do not stir the sugar. Swirl the pan if necessary to prevent the melted sugar from burning.
3. Brush the sides of the pan with water to remove sugar crystals. If the sugar in the center does not melt, stir briefly. When the sugar is completely melted and caramel in color, remove from heat.
4. Stir in the nuts with a wooden spoon and separate the clusters. Return to low heat and stir to coat the nuts on all sides. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble. **Remember – extremely hot mixture.**
5. Then onto the parchment lined sheet and spread as evenly as possible. As it cools, it will harden into brittle. Break the candied nuts into pieces and place them in the food processor. Pulse into a medium-fine crunch or process until the brittle turns into a powder.
6. To make paste, process for several minutes. Store in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place. Do not refrigerate.

Mixed Berry Glaze (for one 10-inch cake)
- 2/3 cup thick mixed berry preserves
- 1 Tbsp. water

1. In a small, yet heavy saucepan, bring the water and preserves to a slow boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. If the mixture begins to stick to the bottom of the saucepan, add water as needed.
2. Remove from heat and, using a strainer, press the mixture through the mesh and discard any remnants.
3. With a pastry brush, apply the glaze onto the cake while the cake is still warm. If the glaze is too thick, thin to a preferred consistency with drops of water.

Ganache Glaze (yields 1 cup)
**Ganache can take on many forms. While warm – great fudge sauce. While cool or lukewarm – semisweet glaze. Slightly chilled – can be whipped into a filling/frosting. Cold & solid – the base of candied chocolate truffles.

- 6 oz. (good) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, like Lindt
- 6 oz. (¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp. light corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier, Cointreay, or dark Jamaican rum (optional)
- ¾ tsp. vanilla½ - 1 tsp. hot water, if needed

1. Blend vanilla and liqueur/rum together and set aside. Break the chocolate into 1-inch pieces and place in the basket of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer into a medium sized bowl and set aside.
2. Heat the cream and corn syrup in a saucepan, on low, until it reached a gentle boil. Once to the gently boil, immediately and carefully pour over the chocolate. Leave it alone for one minute, then slowly stir and mix the chocolate and cream together until the chocolate is melted and incorporated into the cream.
3. Carefully blend in vanilla mixture. If the surface seems oily, add ½ - 1 tsp hot water. The glaze will thicken, but should still be pourable. If it doesn’t thicken, refrigerate for about 5 minutes, but make sure it doesn’t get too cold!

Assembling Cake

Cut a cardboard disk slightly smaller than the cake. Divide cake into 3 layers and place the first layer top-side down on the disk. Using a pastry brush, moisten the layer with 3-4 Tbsp. of warm sugar syrup.

Measure out 1 cup of praline buttercream and set aside.Spread the bottom layer with a ¼-inch thickness of the remaining buttercream. Cover with ½ of the whipped cream, leaving ¼-inch border around the edge of the cake. Place the middle layer over the first, brush with sugar syrup, spreading with buttercream. Cover with the remaining whipped cream. Moisten the cut side of the third layer with additional sugar syrup and place cut side down on the cake. Gently, press the sides of the cake to align the layers. Refrigerate to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Lift the cake by sliding your palm under the cardboard. Holding a serrated or very sharp night with an 8-ich blade held parallel to the sides of the cake, trim the sides so that they are perfectly straight. Cut a slight bevel at the top to help the glaze drip over the edge. Brush the top and sides of the cake with warm apricot glaze, sealing the cut areas completely. Chill while you prepare the ganache.
Place a rack over a large shallow pan to catch the ganache drippings. Remove the gateau from the refrigerator and put it the rack. With a metal spatula in hand, and holding the saucepan about 10 inches above the cake, pour the ganache onto the cake’s center. Move the spatula over the top of the ganache about 4 times to get a smooth and mirror-like appearance. The ganache should cover the top and run down the sides of the cake. When the ganache has been poured and is coating the cake, lift one side of the rack and bang it once on the counter to help spread the ganache evenly and break any air bubbles. (Work fast before setting starts.) Patch any bare spots on the sides with a smaller spatula, but do not touch the top after the “bang”. Let the cake stand at least 15 minutes to set after glazing.

To garnish the cake, fit a 12 – 14-inch pastry bag with a #114 large leaf tip. Fill the bag with the reserved praline cream. Stating ½ inch from the outer edge of the cake, position the pastry tube at a 90 degree angle with the top almost touching the top of the cake. Apply pressure to the pastry bag, moving it slightly toward the center of the cake. As the buttercream flows on the cake, reverse the movement backward toward the edge of the cake and finish by pulling the bag again to the center. Stop applying pressure and press the bag downward, then quickly pull the tip up to break the flow of frosting. Repeat, making 12 leaves evenly spaced around the surface of the cake. Make a second row of leaves on the top of the first row, moving the pastry bag about ¾ inch closer to the center. The leaves should overlap. Make a 3rd row, moving closer and closer to the center. Add a 4th row if you have the room. But, leave a 2-inch space in the center for a chopped filbert garnish.

Refrigerate uncovered for 3-4 hours to allow the cake to set. Remove the cake from the refrigerator at least 3 hours before serving.Leftover cake can be covered with foil and kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

I must say that this cake really took me for a whirl-wind experience. I had never used so many whole eggs before and stared so many egg yolks straight in the "face". The cake was delicious, although I think the presentation left much to be desired. The layers turned out beautifully, but to get to the tasty innards one had to overlook the very shotty job I did on the outer frosting and glaze. My parents didn't mind that the cake's side wasn't perfectly "patched-up" and flawlessly smooth, and neither did my sisters. They simply stared at the chocolate goodness and drooled :P Good things can come in sweet... sweet packages :) I don't know if I'd make the cake again (considering it used 2-3 cups of nut meat, and 7 eggs!!!) but the experience was one I will never forget.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Brownie Batter Yum

Having seen all those commercials advertising DQs Brownie Batter Blizzard, and experiencing the sweltering heat of the summer, I've been longing for one of their chocolate, fudge-y, ice-y treats. But, also being the poor undergrad that I am, I wasn't about to go out and pay a whopping $4.95 for chocolate ice cream and brownie pieces... ridiculous, no matter how you slice it. So, you can probably guess what the baker in me decided to do... whip up my own brownie batter dessert.

Jo's Brownie Batter Dessert

- 1 recipe chocolate ganache
- 1 recipe of my random brownie (makes 3 "tart-sized" brownie cakes)
- 2 scoops of Breyer's Double Churn Chocolate Ice Cream per blizzard

Simple Chocolate Ganache:
1. Melt 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate with 3/4 cup of heavy cream in a small pot. Add in 2 tbsp light corn syrup and 1 tsp vanilla. Set aside to cool, then place in the fridge to become fudgy.

These brownies were seriously random

Jo's Random Brownie:
1. Combine 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder with 1/3 cup sugar; add in 1.5 tbsp oil and 1/4 cup heavy cream.
2. Add in 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Mix well, pour into greased pans and bake at 350F for 10mins (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean). Cool to room temp and set aside.

1. Combine 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream with some semi-warm crumbled brownie pieces.
2. Scoop in as much cold ganache as you like.
3. Swirl together, until it reaches a blizzard-like consistency, eat and enjoy.

The brownies in this recipe were seriously a random concoction of the various leftover ingredients I had laying around. I wanted to use us the heavy cream (since they come in 25oml cartons) and so I just added it into the "mock chocolate" I made using unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar and oil. Then I just dumped a bunch of flour into the chocolate mix, added a pinch of baking soda as a leavening agent and voila! Quick and easy brownies... no hassle, and no real recipe!

The "blizzard" was deliciously chocolate-y they had just the right amount of fudginess and the brownie chunks weren't overly sweet. The semi-warm brownie chunks helped melt the ice cream a bit and made it more liquidy and delicious. The fudge kinda stuck to the roof of my mouth, but hey... there's nothing wrong with that. This recipe made enough for 3 "mug-sized" blizzards! Woot! DQ without the hassle of having to pay for it... I'm lovin' it (wrong jingle I know :P)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I've Featured on The Back Burner

I recently posted a very interesting recipe for SHF#44, the Maple Bacon Pound Cake, and it's gotten quite a bit of attention. So much so, that I've had the recipe featured on! Check out the digitalized version of my recipe here. WooT! That was a short post... I'll be sure to put something up really soon :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

SHF #45: Berries!

Update: check out the round-up HERE

Thanks Domestic Goddess for creating the awesome event we call Sugar High Fridays!

I simply love berries, and summer-time is perfect berry picking season. Sadly, I haven't had the time to go out and get my fingers dirty doing the berry-picking thing, but luckily we have gardeners/supermarkets to do all that stuff for us :P

When thinking up a good recipe for this SHF, I was juggling a couple different ideas. Hmmm... grilled poundcake with berry preserves and creme fraiche? berry muffins? berry ice cream? berry clafouti? berry pie? nut and berry tart? AAAHHH, the problem here wasn't that I couldn't think up a recipe... it was that I was having too many ideas that it was impossible to choose. Thankfully, I'm a girl of instinct. I simply woke up this morning and decided that I wanted berries for breakfast, without any hassle... and what could be more hassle-free than pancakes!!!

Cornmeal Lemon Pancakes with Strawberry-Raspberry Compote
Serves 2

Pancake Ingredients:
- 1/8 cup cornmeal
- 3/8 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- grated rind of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 egg white

1. Sift together all dry ingredients, set aside.
2. Combine lemon juice, lemon rind, milk, butter and egg white.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir until just combined.
4. Place 2 tbsp batter on a non-stick griddle (I used a silver-dollar pancake griddle) and grill as per a usual pancake.
5. Serve with Berry Compote (recipe follows) and fresh whipped cream.

Strawberry-Raspberry Compote

- 5 large strawberries, diced
- 1/3 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice

1. Heat stawberries and raspberries in a saucepan over low-medium heat. Continuing to heat until the juices begin to spill out.
2. Add in the sugar and lemon juice, continuing to heat until sugar dissolves.
3. Remove from heat and serve atop Cornmeal Lemon Pancakes

I really wasn't expecting much out of such a simple recipe. But the tangy lemon flavor, combined with the berries was a surprising treat. I also enjoyed the grittiness of the cornmeal in the pancake (I'm a hush puppy kinda girl fyi) and felt it added that extra variance in texture. The pancakes were nice and fluffy, the berries were not too tart and the whip cream... well, you just can't go wrong with whipped cream!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Lazy Breakfast

Having worked a 12 hr night shift at the hospital yesterday, I wasn't in the mood for anything fantastical for breakfast. But, I was wanting to eat something hearty, warm, filling and savoury. My cooking instincts got the best of me and I decided to whip up some little breakfast tarts, in my from scratch... no recipe tartelette shells.

I don't really function very well when it's 7am and I have been awake for roughly 22hrs (memo to self: must remember to get some rest for my next night shift), so for my tart pastry I couldn't be bothered with any specific recipe. Actually, I never really use a set recipe for any of my tart shells; I simply go by the look-and-feel of the pastry between my fingers and can tell if the butter-flour-liquid ratio is adequate.
After making the pastry dough, I molded them into my tartelette pans. Then, I pricked the surface with a fork, used my pie-weights and baked them in a 350F oven for 8mins (just until it reaches a nice pale yellow colour. Don't worry if it seems undercooked, it'll finish cooking with the filling later).
For my filling, I used the random ingredients in our fridge. I chopped up some bacon slices, shredded some cheddar cheese, thinly sliced some onions (and prepped it by frying it with a bit of olive oil, rosemary and thyme), and reheated some of those frozen diced hashed browns. I mixed those hodge-podge ingredients together and divided them evenly between the tarts. I then made a mixture of 2 beaten eggs + 1tbsp milk and poured it into the filled tarts, stuck them in the oven and baked them for 12-15mins (or until the egg was set).

It was a fairly simple breakfast; homey, classic and delicious and a perfect dish to sink my teeth into before I settled down for a nice long nap.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Rating: ***1/2 out of *****
Yup, it's been a week since I last blogged about anything and I've come back in swinging fashion by deciding to blog about my recent dining experience at the local Tuscan Grill... Coza! This is new local Italian restaurant that is apparently operated by a former manager of the Olive Garden. The food here is a bit more refined than at the OG and a bit more pricey as well. But if you want Tuscan cuisine in a more elegant dining atmosphere, rather than in a family-oriented pasta house, this place is for you! I've seen the construction of this restaurant for months, and once it was up and running I was eager to try it out. I simply love dining out and trying various different types of dishes, just to expand my palate. I often search online to examine the menu prior to going to any restaurant, and this time was not different. It was a bit difficult to search for Coza! online because it's not a franchise (not yet anyways), so there's only the one location. But if you're interested in seeing the menu, check out

Our waiter was very kind to inform us that almost every dish was made in house, another difference between Coza! and the Olive Garden. Even their desserts (except for the gelatos) are made in Coza's kitchen... quite impressive. My friends and I decided to take a seat on the patio, as it was a very sunny, but not too humid day and their was a pleasant breeze. Honestly, how can you sit indoors, while you see that beautiful sun shining outside?!

As most Italian restaurants do, Coza! treated us to some free Tuscan bread accompanied by olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip. It was very tasty, and had a hint of spiciness to it.

Caesar Salad $6. The anchovies in the dressing added a very fishy taste to the dish; I've never tasted it so strong before. It was simple and tasty but nothing amazing.

A friend of mine order their Pinot Grigio $8. It was fairly priced, and my friend said that it was very crisp and refreshing.

To accompany the Pinot, my friend ordered the Garlic Scampi, shrimp seared in garlic butter and finished with prosciutto and basil for $11. A bit pricey for my taste, but the smell of the shrimp smelled delicious.

Having never tried antipasto before, I went for Coza's Antipasto Mista for $7. It was basically a platter of various cold appetizers; garlic stuffed olives, roasted red peppers, basil-wrapped goat cheese, prosciutto, marinated asparagus hearts, salami, provolone cheese and a balsamic reduction. I quite enjoyed it, it was tasty and not too filling... perfect for my tiny tummy.

Having been told of Coza's home-made desserts, we were quite eager to order something sweet to end the lovely evening. Their menu has a wide array of sweet treats to choose from, and all of them are quite well priced (around $6-7)! Hmm... what would it be? Their limoncello cheesecake? Tiramisu? Classic gelato? The pear crostata?

It was a tough choice, but two of my friends settled on Coza's Vulcano di Cioccolato $6. A deliciously gooey, molten chocolate, warm-fudge cake topped with vanilla gelato. I sampled a bit, and that small spoonful sent me straight to heaven :P

Onto something cooler, my other friend order the Italian Bellini $6. Lemon and blood-orange sorbetto, with vanilla gelato, peaches and a touch of prosecco. Mmmm... I sample some of this one too, it was wonderfully refreshing and the alcohol did not overpower the dessert at all.

I finished off the evening with a nice warm cup of the Coza! Mochaccino $6. The frothed milk was perfectly done, and was rich, foamy and not too dry... just the way I like it. The fresh whipped cream was good, and the hint of french chocolate was even better.

The atmosphere at Coza! is amazing. If you didn't have to see the traffic buzzing buy the restaurant, when you sit on the patio, you could have imagined yourself to be dining in Tuscany itself. The indoor dining room was also quite elegant, having the feel of a fine-dining and yet rustic Italian café. I commend this restaurant on it's ambiance and the impressive service done by the staff. This restaurant is perfect for a special occassion; but if you planned on getting a lot of food for your dollar, this is not the place for you, as a main course can run you a good $25-30. But the food is well

Overall, the dining experience at Coza! was a pleasant one. I would definitely go again with friends, but it seemed a bit pricey and small-portioned to be expecting my parents to treat the entire family to. Maybe I'll treat the two of them to a romantic evening at Coza for their anniversary (although, I'm not sure the Tuscan feel would be the same in cold and blistery December :P)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Wow! I've finally been tagged to reveal random randomness about myself ... I was tagged by Michelle from Big Black Dogs. I was quite excited to participate because I've only ever read other people's very interesting blog tags, and have always wanted to be tagged myself.

The rules of this tag are as follows:
- Link to the person who tagged you
- Post the rules on the blog
- Write six random things about yourself
- Tag six people at the end of your post
- Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
- Let the tagger know when your entry is up

6 Random Things About Moi...

1. I have an adorable 4 year old bichon-maltese named Jacques.
2. My favorite music is brit rock/pop and that of indie bands out of Europe
3. I've been to Disneyland a total of 7 times... and Disneyworld once.
4. One place I would really love to travel to is New York City (I want to see SNL and The Daily Show!)
5. My eyes are dark brown... almost black, and I wear contacts
6. My favorite fruit is Durian!!!

I have chosen to tag the following bloggers:
Elyn of E's Joie
Vania of Our Family Favorite Recipes
Not Quite Nigella
Sheryl of Crispy Waffle
JenJen of I Love Milk and Cookies