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What is a Baked Alaska?

Black Forest Baked Alaska

A Baked Alaska is a dessert with a long – and delicious – history. It is made by topping a piece of sponge cake with a generous scoop or slab of ice cream, then covering the whole thing in a thick layer of meringue and baking it. The meringue insulates the ice cream while the dessert is browning and you end up with a delicious ... Read More »

Chef’n Cakewalk Cake Decorating Kit

Chef'n Cakewalk Cake Decorating Kit

You need some basic tools when you are decorating cakes. While you can get by with nothing more than an offset spatula if you need to, it makes your job a lot easier and give you a lot more decorating options if you have some pastry tips, piping bags and a turntable. The pastry tips and bags allow you not only to add finishing touches ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Souffles

Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake Souffles

Souffles are a fun dessert to make when you feel like baking something a little bit fancy, because many souffle recipes are not difficult to execute and they look very impressive when they’re done. One of my favorite souffle recipes is for my Yogurt Cheesecake Souffles, which capture the flavor of a cheesecake in a much lighter package. Cream cheese and yogurt aren’t the only ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Sweet corn is a wonderful ingredient to use during the summer, when it is fresh and in-season. There are many savory ways to prepare corn, but it can also be used in sweet preparations – after all, sweet is in the name! Hungry Rabbit baked up a Blueberry Corn Cake with Sweet Corn Frosting that perfectly illustrates how versatile corn can be. The main cake ... Read More »

How to Substitute for Self Rising Flour

Scooping flour

Self rising flour is an ingredient that appears in many recipes for cakes and biscuits. It is a premixed blend of baking powder, salt and flour that is handy to have in the kitchen because it allows you to bake without having to make too many separate measurements. As a recipe writer, it can also allow you to streamline recipes by bundling all those components ... Read More »

Ice Cream Parlor Mixing Set

Ice Cream Parlor Mixing Set

There are two types of ice cream shops. At one, you can get a couple of scoops in the bowl or cone of your choice. In the other, ice cream scoopers knead your ice cream on a marble slab, incorporating fruits, candies and other mix-ins, to create a custom ice cream flavor before transferring it to your bowl or cone. You really can’t go wrong ... Read More »

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

A great birthday cake should be just as memorable as the occasion that you’re serving it on. After all, a birthday cake only gets served once a year – you need to make it count! Cupcakes and layer cakes are popular choices for celebrations, but I happen to be partial to ice cream cakes. Ice cream cakes are a rare treat that are easy to ... Read More »

Paleo Ice Cream

Paleo Ice Cream

Cavemen – except for the Flintstones – didn’t eat ice cream, but ice cream is a treat that most of us enjoy in the summer, even modern cavemen and cavewomen who follow the paleo diet. Paleo Ice Cream: 75 Recipes for Rich and Creamy Homemade Scoops and Treats is a cookbook full of paleo-oriented recipes for delicious homemade treats that will let you stock your ... Read More »

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