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Do I Need a Crepe Pan to Make Crepes?

Do I Need a Crepe Pan to Make Crepes?

Crepe pans are relatively flat pans that have either no sides of very short, sloping sides to them. They are lovely to look at, with their specialized design, and the packaging will rave about how much easier a crepe-specific pan will make the crepe-making process. Sometimes, cooks even feel intimidated by the idea of making crepes because they feel that they might need a special ... Read More »

How to Chop Chocolate

How to Chop Chocolate

There are many recipes that call for chopped chocolate, from fudgy brownies that need melted chocolate for the batter to chocolate chunk cookies that should be loaded with generously sized pieces. Chopping your own chocolate for baking recipes allows you to have complete control over the chocolate, so you can give yourself very finely-chopped chocolate for a quick and even melt or coarsely-chopped chocolate for ... Read More »

How to Use Tea in Baked Goods

How to Bake With Tea

At its simplest, tea is a beverage made from pouring hot water over cured tea leaves. We have a huge variety of teas available to us because it is easy to add flowers, spices and herbs to those basic leaves to create a wide range of wonderful beverages in all kinds of different flavors. Tea can be a wonderful addition to baked goods because of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Use Leftover Eggnog in Bread Pudding

Eggnog Bread Pudding

I love a glass of eggnog, whether it is homemade or storebought, served straight or spiked with rum, during the holidays. It is one of those seasonal treats that you really only get to enjoy this time of year. If you happen to have leftover eggnog in your refrigerator this weekend, put it to good use in a delicious Homemade Eggnog Bread Pudding! I whipped ... Read More »

One Cookie Dough, Three Christmas Cookies

Versatile Christmas Cookie Dough

It’s always a lot of fun to eat Christmas cookies, where you might have several different types of cookies on the same plate to choose from. Making Christmas cookies is a lot of fun, too, but there are times when you simply don’t have time to make batch after batch of cookies because you’re entertaining friends and family or running out to do some last ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is one of those drinks that you only hear about in old fashioned stories and Christmas carols. I have yet to attend a holiday party where it has been served, and most people don’t even seem to know what hot buttered rum is. So, what is hot buttered rum? It is a drink that starts with a base of butter, sugar and ... Read More »

Baking Bites For Craftsy: How to Make Latkes

Nicole's Homemade Latkes

Hannukah is a holiday that celebrates with lots of fried food, a nod to the fact that the holiday is rooted in the miracle of one day’s worth of oil lasting for eight nights. Sufagniyot, or jelly-filled donuts, and latkes, or potato pancakes, are traditional dishes that you’ll almost always see at Hannukah parties. For years, I waited for those parties to enjoy crisp, freshly ... Read More »

Classic Dark Chocolate Souffle Tutorial on Craftsy!

Baking Bites' Simple Dark Chocolate Souffle

A dark chocolate souffle is one of the most decadent desserts that you can slide a spoon into. They also have an air of mystery about them, because many people believe that they are so fragile that they can only be made by the hands of skilled pastry chefs. Fortunately, souffles are a lot easier to make than you might think and there is no ... Read More »

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