Category Archives: Baking

Bites from other Blogs

Pancakes are an easy target for add-ins, such as fresh fruit and even bacon, but waffles are often left out. Add A Pinch‘s Chocolate Chip Waffles are an easy way to bring a little something extra to breakfast. The waffles are buttery and filled with a generous amount of chocolate chips that become gooey and melty in the waffle maker. Serve these with maple syrup, ... Read More »

How to turn cupcakes into mini cupcakes

Cupcake and mini cupcake

The only baked good cuter than a cupcake is a mini cupcake, but there aren’t as many recipes out there for these downsized goodies as there are for their full-sized counterparts. Fortunately, it is not difficult to turn a batch of full sized cupcakes into miniature ones as long as you have a mini muffin pan to work with. Most cupcake recipes can be made ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

There are many great ways to use up a batch of homemade lemon curd and the Strawberry Lemon Tarts that Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach are one of them. These miniature tarts are so easy to make that they almost don’t need a recipe. To make them, all you need to do is fill some miniature tart shells with a bit of good quality strawberry ... Read More »

How to test baking powder and baking soda for freshness

Testing Baking Soda

Baking powder and baking soda are pantry ingredients that don’t always have a high turnover. If you bake irregularly, chances are good that you’ll have that box of baking soda on the shelf for a very long time. Even if you bake regularly, it takes a while for a container of baking powder to get used up – not to mention that it is easy ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Blondies, like brownies, are a basic bar cookie that is easy to put great variations on. If you’re a fan of malted milk ball candies, you should definitely put Baking Junkie‘s Whopper Blondies on your list of treats to try. These buttery blondies incorporate quite a few chopped up Whopper candies, and include some malted milk powder in the dough to really emphasize the malt ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Sometimes, cake is nothing more than a frosting delivery device. Sometimes, if you have a frosting that is unusually good, you want to skip the cake altogether. The Novice Chef Blog had this happen after making a batch of Butterfinger Swiss Meringue Buttercream. This light-yet-creamy frosting is rich with butter flavor and full of chopped up Butterfinger candy bars. Butterfingers shatter when chopped, leaving you ... Read More »

How to bring eggs to room temperature

Eggs in a bowl

Many recipes call for room temperature or softened butter because it is easier to incorporate into a cake batter or cookie dough than rock hard, cold butter is. The same is true of eggs, even though most recipes don’t specifically call for eggs to be at room temperature. Refrigeration keeps eggs fresher for a much longer period of time than storing them at room temperature, ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

I’m a fan of the restaurant Ad Hoc, and fortunately you can make many of their delicious recipes in your own kitchen, thanks to the cookbook, Ad Hoc at Home. Treats made Ad Hoc’s White Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting for an upcoming special occasion. The cupcakes are light and buttery, and unlike many other cupcakes, they’re actually good enough to eat unfrosted. The creamy ... Read More »

Scroll To Top