Category Archives: Baking

Bites from other Blogs

Since 4th of July is just around the corner, I can’t resist starting out this week with a couple of red, white and blue recipes that would be a great addition to any 4th of July barbecue. Elise at Simply Recipes topped her Fourth of July Buttermilk Pie off with fresh raspberries and blueberries to add splashes of red and blue. You might think that ... Read More »

How to get a golden pie crust

Golden Pie Crust

Nothing looks worse than a pasty, undercooked pie crust and yet there are lots of tips and tricks out there that tell you how to keep your pie crust from overbrowning. You don’t want the crust to burn around the edges, of course, but as far as I’m concerned, you want a pie crust to be a deep, rich golden color and to have a ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

It is fun to see sweet desserts inspired by savory things and that exactly describes Almost Bourdain‘s Popcorn Ice Cream with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce. The popcorn ice cream is actually infused with salty, buttery popcorn before going into the freezer to give it a savory note. The salted butter caramel sauce stands in for the salt and butter that you put onto a fresh ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bacon is working its way into more and more foods these days, both savory and sweet. Some ideas sound better than others and the Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies made at The Island of Dr Gateaux sound like they are one of them. These easy cookies have bacon mixed into peanut butter cookie dough studded with chunks of peanut. Keep the bacon bits towards the ... Read More »

How to make a lattice pie crust

Lattice Cherry Pie

Once you have double crust pies down, the next step in pie-making mastery is to learn to do a lattice top crust. Fortunately, lattice crusts are much easier to make than they look. They bake up the same way as an unlatticed crust (so no need to worry that the baking time will change) and give you a sneak peek at what the filling inside ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

I’m a big crepe fan and it would be hard for me to choose just one favorite filling, but I can imagine that the Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed Crepes with Strawberry Syrup I spotted at Closet Cooking would be close to the top of the list. These indulgent crepes are bursting with fresh berries and a rich, mascarpone and yogurt cream. The strawberry syrup on ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

You don’t have to do much to fresh strawberries to turn them into a delicious dessert. Baking Monster kept it simple with a Strawberry Compote Panna Cotta. This dessert has a light, creamy panna cotta as a base and is topped off with gently cooked, sweetened strawberries. The little bit of sugar makes the flavor of the berries stand out even more against the custard, ... Read More »

Can you freeze a fruit pie?

Fresh fruit pies are great, but they’re best when they’re freshly baked. There isn’t always time to make a crust, assemble a pie, bake it and let it cool all before you want to serve it. After all, if you’re preparing it for a party, that adds quite a few steps to your preparation for the day! This begs the question, is it possible to ... Read More »

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