Category Archives: Baking

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Just about any cake that you can think of would be welcome at a party, but somehow a Margarita Cream Cake, like the one that The Galley Gourmet recently baked, sounds as though it might be the perfect party cake. The super creamy “cake” requires no baking and is made with whipped cream, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk – and is flavored with margarita ... Read More »

How to bake with olive oil

Olive oil

Rich, fruity olive oil is a fantastic ingredient to cook with. It works in all kinds of meat and pasta dishes, and can be used to make delicious salad dressings and mayonnaise. It is not usually an ingredient used by bakers (especially if you like to bake sweets!), because its strong flavor isn’t what you want to taste in your average vanilla or chocolate cake. ... Read More »

5 Recipes That Use Up Leftover Egg Whites

Eggs and egg whites

There are many recipes out there that call for separating your eggs and when they do, there is a good chance that you are going to have leftover egg yolks or leftover egg whites as a Fortunately, both leftover egg whites and leftover egg yolks can be stored untilĀ  you need them. But that still leaves you with the question of how to you use ... Read More »

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The spicy kick of wasabi is what makes it a favorite condiment for many people, and while you’ll often see it with sushi, it is becoming more and more common to see wasabi pop up other places these days. That said, it’s still surprising to see it in dessert form. Katie Cakes used it in these Wasabi and White Chocolate Cupcakes. A generous amount of ... Read More »

What is rice flour?

Rice Flours

Rice flour is a fine flour made from ground rice. It is completely gluten free, including even “glutinous rice flour,” which is made from sweet rice and is a staple for making Japanese treats like mochi. Rice flour can be used in a wide variety of culinary uses and is a very popular base for noodles in many Asian cuisines. It can also be used ... Read More »

How to separate eggs

Breaking eggs 8

Separating eggs is one of the most basic skills that a baker should have. There are many recipes for baked goods, including cakes and souffles, that require eggs to be separated. And it’s handy to know if you just want to whip up an egg white omelette for breakfast, as well. This is also a skill that can take a little bit of practice to ... Read More »

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Putting peanuts into a glass bottle of Coke (or Dr Pepper) is a Southern US tradition that many grew up with. If you didn’t grow up with that tradition, you can try it yourself or simply bake up a batch of Sprinkle Bakes‘s Coca-Cola Cupcakes with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting for a taste of these two flavors together. The chocolate cupcakes are made with real ... Read More »

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Easter may be over for this year, but the Easter Chick Cookies that Diamonds for Dessert made for the holiday are cute enough that you could get away wit making them any time. The cookies themselves are lemon honey butter cookies, and the dough is rolled into balls that are pressed together to form the chick bodies. They are also rolled in yellow-tinted shredded coconut ... Read More »

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