Category Archives: Baking

What is superfine sugar?

Superfine sugar

Superfine sugar is granulated sugar that has been ground into finer crystals than regular granulated white sugar. Also known as caster sugar, it is popular with bakers because the smaller crystals cream very easily into butter and dissolve more readily into meringues and batters. This leads to products that have a finer crumb and lighter texture when finished, a result that is preferred by many ... Read More »

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Holiday entertaining wouldn’t be the same without a variety of appetizers to nibble on before the main course of a roast or other hearty dish is served. Baking Obsession‘s Prosciutto Parmesan Puff Pastry Straws are an excellent choice if you’re looking for an appetizer that is crispy, buttery, cheesy and has a savory pork element to it. The straws start with puff pastry, which is ... Read More »

5 Uses for Leftover Panettone

Panettone French Toast

For many, panettone is a staple of Christmas celebrations. It is a lightly sweetened yeast bread that is traditionally served around Christmas in Italy. The bread is rich with butter and eggs, and is packed with dried fruits and candied citrus. The fluffy texture, as well as its sweetness, put it somewhere between a bread and a cake. The beautifully packaged breads also make popular ... Read More »

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Many people debate the merits of a real Christmas tree over an artificial Christmas tree (I’m a real tree person, myself), but I don’t often hear people mention an edible Christmas tree. Teaspoon SF made a wonderfully festive Cupcake Christmas Tree to celebrate the holidays. The tree is adorned with green-frosted cupcakes that give it its color and studded with gold and red-wrapped chocolate candies ... Read More »

5 Must-Read Holiday Baking How-Tos!

Holiday How To's 2

The holidays can be an incredibly enjoyable time of the year, but they can also be a stressful time for many of us. Entertaining family and friends, baking holiday goodies and even wrapping up gifts take time and organization, and when you have to budget time (and finances), it is helpful to have a few handy how-tos to guide you through the season. These are ... Read More »

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If you like lemony desserts, then including limoncello from time to time is a natural progression from just using lemon juice. The liquor has its own unique flavor and can be a terrific addition to things like the Limoncello Pound Cake w/ Meyer Lemon Curd Filling & Goat Cheese, Thyme and Limoncello Icing that I breathe therefore I am… hungry baked up. This cake has ... Read More »

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Linzer cookies are typically made with two cookie rounds, one of which has a windowpane cut-out, sandwiching a jam filling. The Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife put a nontraditional spin on a batch by baking Lime Linzer Cookies. These cookies have a zesty, homemade lime curd for their filling that gives them a bright flavor and a very unusual (for linzer cookies) color. These ... Read More »

Everyday Food rates Gluten Free Baking Mixes

Everyday Food rates Gluten Free Baking Mixes

Gluten free baking is easier than it has ever been before. Just a few short years ago, gluten free ingredients were difficult to find and the results that you would get when working on a recipe could be unpredictable, to say the least. These days, there are a wide range of gluten free flours and baking mixes that are available at most markets and they ... Read More »

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