Category Archives: Baking

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 »

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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 »

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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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Olive oil can be great for baking, especially if you start with a complex, fruity extra virgin olive oil. Eating SF made some Maple Olive Oil Granola, lightly sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with olive oil, cinnamon and nutmeg. The olive oil will give the granola a slightly savory note, making this a great snacking granola, or one that can be paired with sweet ... Read More »

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The Wednesday Chefis more than a little enamored of the Kim Boyle’s Olive Oil Cake from her new whole grain cookbook, and after reading the post about the rosemary and dark chocolate-flecked cake, it’s hard not to feel the same way. The simple cake is made with olive oil, of course, and a combination of slept and all purpose flours for a tender texture that ... Read More »

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The best desserts can be the easiest. Fresh berries are probably the very easiest dessert, but making some shortcakes to showcase them is next in line. The Lemon Shortcakes with Mixed Berries from The Ungourmet are easy to make and a great way to serve any kind of berries. The lightly lemony cakes (scones, really) are made with white whole wheat flour to make them ... Read More »

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It’s nice when a cheesecake comes with a crust that adds a little something besides just graham cracker flavor. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just that you can really make a good cheesecake a lot more interesting by infusing another element into it. For instance, Cookin’ Canuck made Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust. The crust uses grahams and spicy gingersnaps, and ... Read More »

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