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Quick and Easy Homemade Strawberry Sherbert

Quick and Easy Homemade Strawberry Sherbert

Sherbert is an ice cream-like frozen dessert that was a favorite of mine as a child and it instantly brings back memories when I take a bite. I usually opted for rainbow sherbert because I liked the swirl of colors, but strawberry was always the flavor I ate first. This Quick and Easy Homemade Strawberry Sherbert is probably quite a bit better than the sherbert I ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy German Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy German Chocolate Cake

German chocolate cake is named after a unique type of chocolate that was developed with baking in mind. The German’s chocolate is a dark chocolate with a higher sugar content than some other dark chocolates, which means that the chocolate has less bitterness to it but still does not contain any dairy, unlike milk chocolate. The recipe for the original cake was published in the 1950s ... Read More »

Choco Chip Cookie Oreos, reviewed

Choco Chip Cookie Oreos, reviewed

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if Oreo cookies and chocolate chip cookies came together, your dream has been realized. Nabisco just introduced limited edition Choco Chip Cookie Oreos, so you can head to your local grocery store (which is where I found them) and pick up a package to find out for yourself. I personally haven’t spent much time wondering what ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

If you haven’t had a Boston Cream Pie, you’re missing out on a wonderful dessert that combines sponge cake, vanilla custard and chocolate glaze. If you want to get your pie in a smaller package, however, consider trying The Spiffy Cookie‘s Boston Cream Pie Speculoos Cookie Cups, which offer a single-serving spin on the classic dessert. The cookie cup “crust” is made with brown sugar ... Read More »

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Cacao Nibs

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Cacao Nibs

The next time you find yourself biting into a chocolate chip cookie and thinking that it could use some more chocolate in it, set the cookie down and make yourself a batch of these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Cacao Nibs instead. The cookies deliver a tremendous amount of chocolate flavor in every bite, in spite of the fact that they look like ordinary chocolate chip ... Read More »

How to Bloom Gelatin

How to Bloom Gelatin

When you are working with gelatin in a recipe, the directions will typically ask you to “bloom” the gelatin before using it. Blooming is the process of soaking gelatin in cold water before using it. The water serves to soften the gelatin, whether you are using gelatin sheets or powdered gelatin, and prepare it to dissolve easily when combined with the rest of your ingredients. If ... Read More »

Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

Stone fruits are wonderful to bake with, whether you are using nectarines, peaches, apricots or any other favorites. Plums are one fruit that I find to be slightly underutilized when it comes to stone fruit baking. This could be because plums are so delicious on their own that people rarely have enough to bake with sitting around in their kitchen, or it could be a ... Read More »

Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients

Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients

While you can incorporate just about any flavor into a dessert, some appear more than others. These flavors are popular because they are so delicious and remain popular because there are so many ways to enjoy them. In Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients, the bakers behind NYC’s popular Baked bakery, celebrate 10 of their favorite ingredients: Peanut Butter, Lemon ... Read More »

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