Category Archives: Baking

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One of White on Rice Couple‘s recent posts doesn’t need much more than an introduction to make your mouth water. Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with cookie dough that is baked in a dish or ramekin. They should be served warm, with loads of ice cream on top, delivering a gooey, chocolatey, treat that is hot, cold and very decadent. As a big ... Read More »

What is puff pastry?

Puff pastry close up

Puff pastry is not just a riff on pie crust, although there are many instances where the pastry can be used in place of one. Puff pastry is a laminated dough that contains hundreds of thin layers of butter and pastry dough, which puffs up into a light, crispy pastry once it bakes in the oven. A laminated dough is one that has many layers, ... Read More »

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Thin, crispy and buttery, Flo Braker’s Pain d’Amande Cookies are simple, yet delicious. She generously shared the recipe with David Lebovitz, along with some great commentary on how the final version of the recipe was developed. The cookies specifically call for using a large crystal sugar, like raw sugar or turbinado sugar – because the sugar crystals add to the overall texture and crunch of ... Read More »

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Chocolate isn’t the only filling that can end up inside of a croissant. Picky Cook made Lemon Brioche Rolls, which are a variation on a croissant theme. The rich dough isn’t as flaky as the dough you might usually associate with a croissant, but it suits the lemon curd filling because it holds it in nicely, and the overall shape of the roll is the ... Read More »

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Carrot cake is a surprisingly versatile cake. The flavor profile is great and translates well into cookies and other desserts. 101 Cookbooks recently made a carrot cake spinoff in the form of Carrot Oatmeal Cookies. Heidi’s cookies are vegan – so they don’t use butter or eggs – and use maple syrup instead of sugar as a sweetener. She says they taste like a cross ... Read More »



  Anyone looking for an alternative to cakes and cupcakes for their baking this summer might want to check out the cakesicles baking pan. This baking pan has popsicle-shaped depressions that, as you can imagine, produce cakes and cookies in that same shape. The popsicles are fairly shallow, but there is no mistaking the design. Cookies are thick and sturdy enough to hold their shape ... Read More »

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If you’re looking for a new Easter tradition to add to your menu this year, you might try the Swiss Rice Tart at Rosa’s Yummy Yums. As you might expect from the name, this dish is popular in Switzerland and consists of a rice and almond custard baked in a tart shell. It’s a bit like baked rice pudding, except that the rice is pureed ... Read More »

Line a cake pan with parchment paper

When I bake brownies or bar cookies, I frequently line the baking dish with lightly greased aluminum foil. It saves me time on cleanup, and it is very easy to simply lift the whole batch out of the pan when I’m ready to slice it. But when I bake cakes, I prefer to use parchment paper because I need to remove the cake from the ... Read More »

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