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Can I Substitute All Purpose Flour with Coconut Flour?

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is a gluten free flour made from powdered dried coconut. The flour is popular for gluten free and low-carb baking, since it is low in carbohydrates and very high in fiber, and it is becoming more widely available at markets. Many gluten free “flours” – such as almond flour/meal – are easy to work with because they can be substituted for part of ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

A few months ago, I made a batch of the most amazing, addictive Nutella Buttercream that you can imagine. Fortunately, you don’t need to imagine it because I made it using the techniques found in Craftsy’s free Modern Buttercream Class and you can easily learn how to make it yourself at home! The modern buttercream method is demonstrated by cake decorator and baker Joshua John Russell, ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes

When you’re in the mood for chocolate cake, you really can’t have too much chocolate. These Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes boast three types of chocolate: dark, milk and white chocolate. The dark and milk chocolate are melted into the espresso-spiked batter, giving the cakes a strong bittersweet chocolate flavor. It might be tempting to skip the milk chocolate here if you’re not generally a milk ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Blueberry desserts are always a welcome treat during the summer, whether you’re making blueberry pies or blueberry cobbler. Cookie Monster Cooking brightened up a classic blueberry cobbler with some tropical flavors, making a Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler. The filling has a hint of lime in it, from both juice and zest, and the buttery biscuit topping has just a hint of coconut. The tropical flavors ... Read More »

Eclair Class at The Pastry School

Eclair Class at The Pastry School

Eclairs are the hottest pastry trend in Paris, or so I’ve been told by many friends who have recently visited the City of Light. I don’t see a lot of variation in the eclairs sold in bakeries in my area, and a quick search of Parisian eclairs was more than enough to rekindle my interest in these classic pastries! I was eager to learn what ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Ice Cream Sandwich Pan

Nordic Ware Ice Cream Sandwich Pan

Ice cream sandwiches are a great way to enjoy your favorite flavor of ice cream during the summer, especially if you’re using homemade cookies and can really customize your sandwich flavor combinations. The problem with ice cream sandwiches is that it can be difficult to get the cookies sizes just right. When the two sides of the sandwich don’t match up, you won’t get the ... Read More »

Buttermilk Blueberry Buckle

Buttermilk Blueberry Buckle

A buckle is a type of cake that is so loaded with fruit that the cake begins to “buckle” under the weight of it all. The finished dish is partway between a cake and a cobbler, and it’s a great way to turn a big batch of summer berries into a mouthwatering dessert. This Buttermilk Blueberry Buckle has nearly equal parts blueberries and cake – ... Read More »

Coolhaus Ice Cream Book

Coolhaus Ice Cream Book

An ice cream sandwich is a special kind of frozen treat. Like a popsicle, you can pick it up and eat it easily with your hands, what makes it special is that it really delivers two different desserts in one irresistible package: cookies and ice cream. Making an ice cream sandwich is as easy as putting a scoop of ice cream between whatever cookies you ... Read More »

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