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Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Fans of Baked: New Frontiers in Baking will probably want to add Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented to their cookbook library. The book is the second from Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the owners of Baked, a popular bakery located in Brooklyn, NY, and includes 75 new recipes with their takes on classic American desserts. The recipes cover a wide range of recipes, which ... Read More »

Real Simple taste tests Butters

Butter Brands

The brand of butter that you buy may be influenced by where you shop, the price of the butter and even the packaging. most people don’t take the time to realize that not all butters are created equal and that the flavor can vary quite a bit from brand to brand. In a recent test, the magazine Real Simple tasted and compared 78 different brands ... Read More »

One Girl Cookies

One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn's Beloved Bakery

One Girl Cookies may have a soft spot in your heart if you already live in Brooklyn and have visited the popular bakery, but you certainly don’t have to live in the neighborhood to appreciate the recipes in One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn’s Beloved Bakery. The bakery started with humble beginnings – one girl in an apartment ... Read More »

Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro

Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro

While it’s fun to watch competitive cooking shows and “ooo” and “aah” over the impressive dishes that the contestants make, most of us tend to stick with simpler baked goods when it comes to cooking in our own kitchens. Homey dishes, like fruit cobblers, and classics, like coffee cake and apple pie, tend to be staples that we make again and again. Baking Basics and ... Read More »

The Dessert Architect

The Dessert Architect

Fancy, plated desserts aren’t a regular after dinner item for most home cooks and bakers. When we bake at home, most of the time we are looking for comfort food dishes that will be easy to makeĀ and satisfying, or large enough to serve to a crowd. Restaurant-style plated desserts still may not be your dessert of choice for a group of rowdy, hungry kids, but ... Read More »

Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes

Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes

Marshmallows are not a treat for just everybody. The soft, fluffy pillows of sweetness are a delicious treat for those who love them, though, and nothing is more satisfying for a marshmallow-lover than to make a homemade batch of marshmallows. The first time you try homemade marshmallows, there is definitely an element of magic to it because they don’t seem like something that you’d be ... Read More »

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