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Egg Separating Whisk

Egg Separating Whisk

Separating eggs is one task that almost every home cook or baker will need to do at some point. Eggs must be separated so that you can use the yolks in custardy desserts, like panna cottas, and the whites in airier creations, such as angel food cake and souffles. Even if you don’t bake that much, you’ll probably make an egg white omelette or two ... Read More »

Sweet Tooth Baking Cups

Sweet Tooth Baking Cups

I definitely have a sweet tooth and, while I don’t want things to be tooth-achingly sweet, I tend to think that desserts should be at least a little bit sweet! Sugar not only helps to bring out the flavor of the ingredients in a cake, but it also adds to the texture of baked goods of all types. When I saw the Sweet Tooth Baking ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pan

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pan

My kitchen is packed with pans of all shapes and sizes, and I put most of them to use on a regular basis. There are a few pans, however, that get a lot more use than the others because I can use them for so many things. In my case, these pans are traditional sheet pans and smaller jelly roll pans, which can be used ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Square Bundt Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Square Bundt Cake Pan

Bundt cakes are instantly recognizable due to their unique shape. The ring-shaped cakes are baked in fluted pans that have a central tube rising up from the center of the mold. The central tube helps the cake batter to cook evenly, though the pans are typically very deep. Bundt cakes can come with many different designs, though most feature ridges or grooves of some sort, ... Read More »

Wilton Round Ice Cream Sandwich Pan

Wilton's Ice cream Sandwich Pan

I don’t know about you, but I love a good ice cream sandwich. I regularly use homemade cookies – from oatmeal raisin to double chocolate – to make ice cream sandwiches at home during the summer. I frequently make them ahead of time and pack my freezer full, so that they will be on hand when I am in the mood for a frozen treat. ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Ice Cream Scoops

Cook's Illustrated Rates Ice Cream Scoops

Ice cream scoops are a must-have kitchen tool for ice cream lovers – and ice cream cookbook authors. Unfortunately, ice cream scoops do not always work out exactly as advertised. Over the years, I’ve had all kinds of ice cream scoops that ranged from very traditional designs to high-tech spoons that required all kinds of preheating to provide the perfect scoop. In this month’s Issue ... Read More »

Chef’n Looseleaf Herb Stripper

Chef’n Looseleaf Herb Stripper

Fresh herbs and greens are wonderful ingredients to use in the kitchen. They’re aromatic and can really bring a lot of flavor to your dish. When working with fresh herbs, the leaves of the herbs typically have to be stripped off of their stems before you can add them into a dish or chop them up because the stems are not quite as delicious (and ... Read More »

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