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Cherry Pie Pops

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Pie pops are the pie version of cake pops: one or two bite pies that are on top of a stick. Pie pops are very cute to look at and they’re not difficult to make, so they are a great choice when you’re looking to do something a little bit less traditional with your pies – or simply want to put a bite-sized treat out ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

This is Pie Week here at Baking Bites, and that means that I was on the hunt for some delicious looking pie recipes for this week’s Bites from other Blogs. There were plenty of pies to choose from and a lot of variety, though pumpkin pies are a staple this time of year and make an appearance in almost everyone’s kitchen at one time or ... Read More »

Rodelle Baking Basics Gift Pack Giveaway! (closed)

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There are some staples that should always be in a baker’s pantry: flour, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Some lists leave out the last two, or only include them as extras, but I use vanilla and cocoa powder almost every single day and my kitchen is never without them. I don’t want your kitchen to be without them, either, which is why ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Pie Week 2013

Pie Week 2013

I bake pies all year round, but the fall really is pie season as far as I’m concerned. Cooler weather is ideal for making pie crusts, so you don’t have to fight the heat and worry about your butter melting as you work the dough. And it is wonderful to fill the kitchen with heat from the oven and the house with the scent of ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma Pie Weight Disc

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Pie weights are a type of tool that bakers use to hold down pie crusts while they are blind baking, to ensure that they keep their shape as those flaky layers form in the dough. Pie weights can range from a bunch of ceramic beads to a pile of dried rice or beans (the least expensive pie weight out there), but the hardest part of ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

I like to mix things up when I make banana bread. I make banana bread often, since I always have bananas in the house, and I will add browned butter, coffee, Nutella and vanilla beans to add different flavors to breads in an effort to keep them from getting boring. But sometimes we play around with a recipe so much that I forget how delicious ... Read More »

Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer

Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer

Stand mixers were developed to make the process of baking easier for commercial bakers, and they caught on with home bakers who wanted to be able to do things more easily, too. Mixers definitely made the process of mixing bread dough and whisking up cake batter a lot easier, and the machines became so popular that they were gradually accepted as a standard tool for ... Read More »

Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins are tender muffins that are rolled in butter and sugar after baking to create a slight “crust” on the exterior that is similar to that of a deep fried sugar donut. It’s a technique that really works and gives the muffins a delicious, sweet exterior. I get requests for them all the time when hosting or attending brunches, but I don’t always want ... Read More »

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