Category Archives: Baking

What is red velvet?

The term “red velvet” gets tossed around a lot these days.  It is  – arguably – the hottest cake flavor out there if you watch food focused TV programming where all the presenters go ga-ga over a slice of the cake. But for every time I hear the praises of red velvet cake sung, I also hear someone complain about a bland cake, a cake ... Read More »

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Trifle is a dessert made by layering cake with whipped cream and custard, with fruit or berries often added in for more color and flavor. Technicolor Kitchen‘s Raspberry Trifle Cupcakes are a variation on a more classic trifle. The cupcakes start out with a moist vanilla cupcake that is packed with fresh (you could use frozen, too) raspberries and then topped with a generous amount ... Read More »

How to keep a pie crust from shrinking

Imperfect Pie Crust

When you put the effort into making a homemade pie crust for a Caramel Banana Cream Pie or other recipe that calls for a prebaked crust, it can be very disappointing if the crust that you worked so hard to make shrinks and gives your pie a less-than-perfect presentation. There are two ways that pie crusts can shrink and a couple of things that you ... Read More »

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You’re not going to find anything like Bakingdom‘s Mexican Hot Chocolate Donuts with Marshmallow Frosting at your local donut shop. These chocolate donuts have a little bit of both cinnamon and chipotle to give them a little spice, and they’re baked in a mini donut pan. After baking, the donuts are given a light glaze and topped with a fluffy marshmallow frosting. You can leave ... Read More »

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For many people, cinnamon toast brings back memories of childhood and a semi-indulgent food that their mothers used to make for them on a cold morning to perk them up. The Galley Gourmet baked some Cinnamon Toast Biscotti to capture these flavors in cookie form. The biscotti dough has butter, brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon in it. A bit of extra cinnamon sugar is ... Read More »

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Pumpkin roll cakes are a staple at many Thanksgiving celebrations. They are sponge cakes, leavened primarily with egg whites and held together with a little bit of flour. Bell’alimento baked a Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll, so no one will have to miss out on a delicious dessert because of dietary restrictions. The traditional cake is filled with cream cheese frosting, but this one is even ... Read More »

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It’s easy to make an apple crisp in an oven and there are lots of recipes out there to help you do it. But making one over a campfire? That calls for Honey & Jam‘s Apple Crisp Baked in a Dutch Oven. This recipe could be baked in the oven, but there is something appealing about the idea of slow cooking this delicious fruit dessert ... Read More »

Why do pie crust recipes approximate the amount of water?

Pie Crust, unbaked

If you bake pies at home, you will notice that most recipes for pie crust (pastry crusts, not crumb crusts) give you an approximate amount of water to add to the dough, not an exact amount. This can be frustrating when you are unsure of the correct consistency of the finished pie dough and want to get the recipe done as accurately as possible! There ... Read More »

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