Category Archives: Baking

What are graham crackers?

Homemade Graham Crackers

Graham crackers are a type of lightly sweetened, whole grain cracker that are often used in baking and dessert recipes. The whole crackers can be found sandwiching toasted marshmallows and chocolate in s’mores and the cracker crumbs are a popular choice for the crusts of pies and cheesecakes. The crackers were originally made with graham flour, a whole wheat flour that includes the germ and ... Read More »

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Crepes are a delicious and easy dessert to make, but the best part about them is that they are so versatile that you can fill them with anything from butter to berries to chocolate. Sips and Spoonfuls made a batch of crepes that are a bit more indulgent than your average batch. Maryams Chocolate Crepes are made with a little cocoa powder and a little vanilla ... Read More »

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Churros are a deep fried pastry rolled in sugar or cinnamon sugar, but like donuts, they are a pastry that can also be baked for a slightly healthier take on the the treat. Sprinkle Bakes cooked up some Baked Churros recently. The secret to the recipe is that after the churros are baked, you toast them underneath the broiler to make sure that they have the ... Read More »

How “Smart” is Your Kitchen?

Kitchen Shot

When I was starting to cook back in high school, I had a handful of cookbooks and a few recipe cards from my mom and my grandparents where they had jotted down some family favorites. The cookbooks were reliable, but the family recipes often left out crucial things, such as the cooking time or temperature. They were still great resources, but they left a lot ... Read More »

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If winter weather is getting you down, a batch of Ruby Red Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies could bring a little ray of sunshine into the kitchen to brighten up your day, and Alaska from Scratch baked up a batch of these to do just that. The sandwich cookies have a filling that is flavored with both grapefruit zest and grapefruit juice, which gives the cookies a lot ... Read More »

Are Premium Cake Mixes Worth the Price?

Ad Hoc Yellow Cake Mix

In kitchen and gourmet stores, you’ll always see a section of premium baking ingredients alongside the pots, pans and other kitchen gear that you might want to add to your collection. Premium baking ingredients might include exotic nuts or chocolate, unusual sugars or cake decorations, or even specialty flours. Lately, this section of the store also usually includes premium cake and other baking mixes. I’m ... Read More »

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Jelly Toast‘s Mini Key Lime Coconut Cheesecakes are not your average cheesecake – and not just because of their small size. These little cheesecakes use both cream cheese and goat cheese in the filling, giving them a unique flavor profile. The cheesecakes are flavored with key lime juice and key lime zest, as well as a little bit of coconut extract that helps to give them ... Read More »

What are quick cooking oats?

Quick Cooking Oats

Quick cooking oats are an ingredient that I like to use a lot in baking, and they frequently show up in my recipes for oatmeal cookies and cakes. Quick cooking oats are rolled oats that have been coarsely chopped into smaller pieces to allow them to cook more quickly than regular oatmeal. Usually, they’re about 1/4 or 1/3 the size of a regular rolled oatmeal ... Read More »

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