Category Archives: Baking

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Chocolate chip cookie cereal is one of life’s guilty pleasures because we all know that it isn’t really cereal in the sense that bran flakes are cereal. It is a box of tiny cookies that you have permission to eat for breakfast. The only problem with cookie cereal is that it would be even more delicious if it was homemade – like Half Baked Harvest‘s ... Read More »

How to store cakes and cupcakes in the summer

Yellow Layer Cake

Baked goods should usually be stored in airtight containers to give them the longest shelf life and keep things from becoming stale. Airtight containers will keep cookies crisp and chewy and keep cakes moist and fresh tasting much longer than simply leaving them out on the counter. During the summer, however, keeping your baked desserts in an airtight container can actually create some unexpected problems, ... Read More »

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There must be hundreds of ways to use strawberries when they are in season. The hard part is deciding where to start, but one look at Une Gamine dans la Cuisine‘s Strawberry Hand Pies and the decision will get a little easier. This delicious looking pies are made with a fresh strawberry filling that is rich, sweet and jam-like. The filling is encased in a buttery, ... Read More »

Do I need fresh citrus for baking?

Orange segments

I like to use a lot of citrus in my recipes, and that includes lemons, oranges and limes, in addition to more unusual citrus like yuzu and blood oranges. Citrus is a featured flavor in many recipes, but often only a small amount of juice or zest is added to a recipe to accent other elements. A little bit of citrus can go a long ... Read More »

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Dulce de leche is a milk caramel that has a distinctive – and addictive – dairy flavor that can get your mouth watering. The caramel is easy to incorporate into other recipes, like these Dulce de Leche Cupcakes that The Growing Foodie recently baked. The cupcakes have dulce de leche in the batter and are topped with a decadent cream cheese and dulce de leche ... Read More »

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Baking Chic‘s Orange Cupcakes with Sweetened Condensed Frosting are a simple dessert that deliver some delicious flavors in a small package. The fluffy cupcakes are flavored with a generous amount of orange zest – two whole tablespoons – for a very fresh citrus flavor along with a little hint of vanilla. The sweet, orange-laced frosting is the kind that you casually spread on to your cupcakes, ... Read More »

What does sifting flour do?

Sifting Flour

Some recipes call for sifting your flour. Other recipes call for flour that has been sifted. Still other recipes don’t specify whether your flour needs to be sifted or not – and with all the options, this raises the question of what does sifting flour actually do? Sifting flour is a way of aerating your flour and making sure that there are no large lumps ... Read More »

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The Blackberry Malt Cupcakes from Kailley’s Kitchen sound like they were inspired by something you could get at an old fashioned soda fountain. The cupcakes are made with lots of malted milk powder, in addition to vanilla, which gives them a little of the classic malt flavor you would expect to find in a malted vanilla milkshake. They’re topped with a blackberry buttercream frosting, which ... Read More »

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