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Baking Bites for Crafty: 2 Hour Peasant Bread

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Baking Bites for Crafty: 2 Hour Peasant Bread
I love a loaf of homemade bread, but like so many other people, I don’t always plan my bread baking far enough in advance. While most bread recipes to have a lot of “hands off” time while you wait for the dough to proof, they still require quite a bit of preparation if …

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How to Use Freeze Dried Fruit in Baking

How to Use Freeze Dried Fruit in Baking

Freeze dried fruit is often found in the snack aisle at the grocery store. You can even find it packaged as apple/pear/strawberry chips and marketed as a healthier alternative to potato chips. I am not big on snacking on freeze dried fruit because the dry, powdery texture just doesn’t work for me. …

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Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2015

10 New Baking Bites Recipes of 2015

This year was a big year here at Baking Bites, with over 160 new recipes posted over the course of the past 12 months! You better get your ovens fired up now because I suspect that 2016 will yield at least as many new recipes, as well as the continuing story of …

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What is malted milk powder?

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What is Malted Milk?
Malt is cereal grain that has been dried, sprouted, dried a second time and then toasted in an oven. Any grain can be malted, including wheat, oats and rice, however barley malt is the most common type of malt that you’re likely to come across. Grains are malted to give them additional layers …

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Do I need to scald milk for baking?

Do I need to Scald Milk for Baking?

There are many recipes that call for “milk, scalded” on their ingredient lists, including cakes, cookies and breads. This is an especially common instruction in older cookbooks, while it tends to appear slightly less often in more modern baking recipes. This raises the question of whether milk needs to be scalded – …

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What is the Best Frosting for Ice Cream Cake?

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Ice Cream Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting
Ice cream cakes are fun to make at home because it is easy to customize them with your favorite flavors of cake and ice cream, so you’re not bound to the small handful of options that they have at the nearest ice cream shop. It isn’t difficult to stack up the layers of …

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Eclair Class at The Pastry School

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Nicole 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 …

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