Category Archives: Baking

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 »

How to use edible seeds in baking

Chia Seeds

Edible seeds – such as chia and flax seeds – are becoming more and more common, with the potential health benefits of adding them to your diet touted loudly by their packaging. But although they are small, the little seeds are something of a mystery to many bakers and chefs who often aren’t sure how they’re supposed to use them! Fortunately, these edible seeds are ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Cinnamon buns are a delicious breakfast treat, but they get even more delicious when something like Nutella is introduced to them. My Kitchen in the Rockies baked some Nutella Buns with Pecans and Cinnamon. The buns start out with a basic cinnamon roll dough, but are spread generously with Nutella before being rolled up. Like a sticky bun, these are baked in a mixture of ... Read More »

Cook’s Country rates Processed Egg Whites


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 »

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