Category Archives: Baking

Bites from other Blogs

Normally, I won’t spotlight my own recipe if it has been featured (and enjoyed) by another blogger, largely because there are so many other things out there. That said, I thought I’d start off this week’s Bites by pointing out Baking Love‘s rendition of my Peppermint Cookies and Cream brownies because her version is gluten free! It’s a great and creative twist and, for my ... Read More »

What is barley flour?

organic barley flour

Barley flour is just what it sounds like: a non-wheat flour made from grinding whole barley. It’s a popular alternative to wheat flour because, unlike many non-wheat flours, it contains some gluten. This obviously doesn’t make it a good choice for those with celiac’s, who cannot tolerate gluten, but it does mean that it is an excellent option for more conventional bakers looking to expand ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

“Easy” must have been a quality on my mind this week, as most of the recipes that appealed to me were the kind that baked fast and came together even faster. This leaves more time for snacking – and more time to look for even more recipes, right? Recipes that turn out jumbo-sized cookies tend not to make too many of them, largely because you’re getting two or ... Read More »

Instant coffee for baking

medaglia d'oro instant espresso jar

I have two espresso machines (don’t ask why I have two – even I would say that you really only need one) and a regular drip coffee maker, so I have no shortage of caffeinated beverages in my kitchen. I still sometimes include instant coffee powder or instant espresso powder in my recipes, though, and am often asked why this is. Instant coffee powder is ... Read More »

EW bakes with sugar substitutes

Eating Well's 'sugar' cookies

There is really nothing that can replace real sugar when it comes to baking, especially when it comes to sweets and pastries. Sugar sweetens, enhances other flavors and acts as a preservative in most baked goods. It also adds a lot of calories that not everyone wants and can, for other medical reasons, be off-limits to some people. There are lots of sugar alternatives on ... Read More »

Inside the KA test kitchen

Like Anna at Cookie Madness, I didn’t know that King Arthur flour had a baking blog of their own until just recently. The blog is an interesting one because it gives us a little peek inside of a test kitchen, where there KA staff come up with their recipesand develop new product ideas for their catalogue. These new ideas are really what make the blog worth ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

“Too much good stuff” should be the theme of today’s Bites, even thought I managed to narrow my list down from last week’s massive post. Food bloggers are clearly back in action after the New Year’s celebration and it looks like we have a good 2008 to look forward to – recipe-wise, at the very least. Food Beam has a great post up that guides you ... Read More »

Favorites from 2007

2007 recipe collage

 I enjoyed every single recipe that I posted about this year, whether it was fun to make, fun to eat or – in the majority of cases – both. There were 151 new ones in total. But some were more popular than others, both with myself and with my testers. These are the recipes that I got multiple requests for from friends and family and ... Read More »

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