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Baking with Agave Nectar

Baking with Agave NectarI am often asked questions about using sugar alternatives in baking, or how to eliminate the sugar from a recipe. I think that it is much easier to start out with a recipe that is closer to what you want, rather than try to take a “regular” recipe and convert it using various substitutions …

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Donuts: An American Passion

Donuts: An American PassionUnless I’m standing in a donut shop staring into a pastry case, I don’t think all that much about donuts. But some people do. Donuts are not just a brief pitstop of the mind, but a destination. The analogy might seem a bit silly, but companies like Dunkin’ Donuts are extremely popular for a …

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Olive Oil Baking

Olive Oil BakingThere are lots of baking recipes that call for vegetable oil. This means that you should use vegetable oil (usually a blend of oils labeled generically) or another nearly flavorless oil, such as canola. You can use other oils, like olive oil, but it’s not always the best choice for baked goods because it …

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