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Turnovers are little pies that are made without all the fuss of a crust – especially when they use ready-made puff pastry dough. Pro Bono Baker‘s Apple, Honey and Thyme Turnovers start with a cooked apple filling that is placed in puff pastry pockets and baked. The filling is a little bit more unusual than a standard apple pie filling, as they tend to include ... Read More »

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When it comes to candy, turtles are usually a combination of pecans, caramel and chocolate. Bake List really improves on the basic recipe with Brown Butter Turtle Bars with Macadamia Nuts. These bars, inspired by a bakery in NYC, include both pecans and macadamia nuts in a rich caramel sauce. The sauce is sandwiched between layers of chocolate and graham cracker cookie. Better than a ... Read More »

How to make a double boiler

Homemade double boiler

When you put a pot on the stovetop, it gets hot – especially the parts of the pot that make physical contact with the heating element, be it flame or electric coil, of the stove. I’m not going to speculate about how hot your stove gets, since it depends on how your stove is powered, but that flame or coil is very hot. When heating ... Read More »

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I have heard of a mock apple pie that uses saltine crackers in place of apples, relying on clever spicing to conceal the fact that there is no fruit inside. I haven’t heard of many other mock apple desserts, so I was surprised to see that Kara’s Kitchen Creations‘s Zucchini Cobbler was described as a mock apple crisp and not as a savory dish. The ... Read More »

What is Shortcake?

Strawberry Shortcake

When fresh strawberries, or fresh fruit of almost any kind, are at their peak one of the most common dessert suggestions is for strawberry shortcake. But “shortcake” doesn’t really accurately describe what the dessert looks like, and unless you’ve had one before, you might be stuck scratching you head when you’re served one. Strawberry shortcake is typically made with a biscuit-like cake or scone that ... Read More »

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Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet Decadence Cookies have very little butter in them and your first thought, in looking at the recipe, might be that they are low in fat. On the contrary, these cookies more than make up for their lack of butter with a ton of melted chocolate that makes the cookies gooey and decadent. Lemonpi‘s variation on the original is gluten-free and uses just ... Read More »

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You can find a chocolate fix in a batch of the Chocolate Toffee Cookies that Sugar Cooking baked up this week. They’re almost brownies, in cookie form, with very little flour and lots of melted chocolate in the dough. Toffee bits and walnuts break up the intensity of the chocolate a bit, and add a little extra texture to the cookies. The dough for these ... Read More »

Why use a springform pan?

Springform pan

A springform pan is a type of cake pan that has removable sides. The strip of metal that makes up the sides of the pan is shaped into a ring and is held together with an adjustable latch or buckle. It can be tightened by snapping the latch into place, tightening the ring and creating a tight seal with the pan’s base. When unlatched, the ... Read More »

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