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How to Use Tea in Baked Goods

How to Bake With Tea

At its simplest, tea is a beverage made from pouring hot water over cured tea leaves. We have a huge variety of teas available to us because it is easy to add flowers, spices and herbs to those basic leaves to create a wide range of wonderful beverages in all kinds of different flavors. Tea can be a wonderful addition to baked goods because of ... Read More »

Blood Orange Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Blood Orange Brownie Sandwich Cookies

The bright, zesty flavor of oranges always pair well with rich, creamy chocolate. It is versatile enough to be a good match for dark, milk and white chocolates, but even though it can pair with a wide range of flavors, I often find that chocolate and orange desserts can be a bit uninspired. These Blood Orange Brownie Sandwich Cookies are a fun take on the ... Read More »

Mango Crumble Pie

Mango Crumble Pie

All kinds of fruit can be used to make pies, from crisp apples to juicy berries and tender stone fruit. Though they’re not commonly used for pie fillings, tropical fruits can also make amazing additions to pie and this Mango Crumble Pie proves it. The pie is loaded up with tender, juicy mango pieces that make for an amazingly flavorful filling. The filling is topped ... Read More »

Chef’n MixQuick

MixQuick

Flavor trends in baking come and go over the years, but you might not expect that there are trends when it comes to baking tools, as well. Baking tools, from spatulas to stand mixers, often seem like staples in our kitchens.┬áThe┬áChef’n MixQuick is a great example of a type of tool that is starting to enjoy a bit of a renaissance at the moment. This ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Beer Bread 101

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Beer Bread 101

The smell of homemade bread baking fresh from the oven is one of the most delicious scents you can have you in your kitchen. Homemade bread can be a time consuming project on some days, however, and you might not feel up to breaking out the yeast and waiting through a few hours’ rising time before you are able to eat that bread. One solution ... Read More »

Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch & Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch is a delicious confection made with brown sugar, butter and vanilla. It can be turned into cookies, puddings, cakes and caramels because the flavor combination is so versatile. The key to a successful butterscotch treat is being able to taste all three of those builidng block elements in every bite. I am a big butterscotch fan and was inspired to create these Butterscotch and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Cronuts – doughnuts made from croissant dough – are delicate layered treats that are well worth indulging in when you have a fresh batch. Maria’s Pleasing Plates came up with an easy to make recipe for S’mores Cronuts that are even more decadent than the original cronuts are, and don’t require a trip to a specialty bakery. The donuts are made with crescent dough, a ... Read More »

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