Category Archives: Baking

Cook’s Country rates Processed Egg Whites

Eggology

Meringue-topped pies and angel food cakes need a lot of egg whites. It can be tempting to reach for a carton of prepackaged egg whites in the grocery store when you know you are going to need a lot, rather than separating a dozen or more whole eggs  yourself. These processed products might do in a pinch when you’re looking for a way to cut ... Read More »

What is Gluten Free Flour?

Bob's Red Mill Flour

Gluten free flour is a term that is applied to flours that are made of non-gluten containing products. There are many kinds of gluten free flours available at supermarkets these days, along with many “all purpose” gluten free flour blends that are designed to be an easy to use replacement for wheat flour. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale that, ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

I Am Baker‘s Neapolitan Chocolate Cookie Cups are a bite sized treat that could be a sweeter option for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day than a standard box of chocoles. They are chocolate sugar cookie cups that are filled with chocolate or vanilla buttercream and then topped with strawberry buttercream. Easy to make, but with the combination of colors and flavors, they are impressive when ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

The Bacon and Cheese Pull Aparts that Macheesmo recently baked look like something that is perfect for savory snacking. It’s a yeast bread that is composed of many individual layers – all put together with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and chives. To eat it, you simply pull the layers apart with your fingers. It’s a fun loaf to share and probably the kind of snack ... Read More »

Bites From Other Blogs

Granola bars are usually a great snack when you’re on-the-go, but most people buy them rather than making them at home. Cookie Madness‘s Chewy Wheat Bran Granola Bars are a good option for making granola bars yourself, rather than buying them. The bars are packed with good-for-you wheat bran, oat bran and oatmeal, bound together with peanut butter, a corn syrup and a little melted ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Eggnog might be a popular holiday drink, but it doesn’t have to be limited to the holiday season. The custardy, nutmeg-enhanced custard can be just as good at any time of the year – particularly when it is made into Homemade Eggnog Ice Cream, which The Tiffin Box did, instead of being kept as a drink. The creamy ice cream is a great way to ... Read More »

Dough Gloves

doughglove

Kneading dough can be a messy business, getting flour all over your kitchen counter and bits of dough stuck all over your hands. It is very satisfying work, of course, but there are times when you just don’t want to get dough all over the place and there are some doughs that are so sticky that they make kneading by hand very difficult. These situations ... Read More »

Foodie New Year’s Resolutions 2013

New Year's Resolutions?

January 1st is a good time to make new plans, set some goals and look ahead to the rest of the year. Of course, you could make resolutions any day, but it helps a little bit to use a firm date to get started and not procrastinate too much. My own resolutions are often food based, and this year is no exception. I’m keeping the ... Read More »

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