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The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods is another book from Jessie Oleson Moore, the author of both the book and blog Cakespy, and it features the histories of some of the most beloved baked goods that we make. The stories attached to all of the recipes on the book describe how the recipes and and their components evolved over time into the very recognizable treats ... Read More »

Make Your Own Soda

Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More

Simple syrup is a mixture of equal parts water and sugar that many home cooks and bakers are familiar with. It’s a versatile syrup that can be used for sweetening all kinds of things in the kitchen, but it is especially useful when it comes to sweetening drinks. The only problem with simple syrup is that it is very plain, so the drinks that you ... Read More »

Pretzel Making at Home

Pretzel Making at Home

Soft pretzels are a favorite American snack, sold at both malls and at sports games, and enjoyed for their salty taste and chewy texture. But pretzels are much more than a gameday snack. In Germany, as well as neighboring countries, they are as ubiquitous as the baguette is in France and are a popular part of both snacks and regular meals. Pretzel fans will tell ... Read More »

Bake It Like You Mean It: Gorgeous Cakes from Inside Out

Bake Like You Mean It

I tend to think that cakes, especially layer cakes, look the best just after you first slice into them and you can see the moist cake and layers of frosting within. Most of the time, you get what you expect when you slice into a lovely looking cake, but there are also times when the cake surprises you by looking even more impressive on the ... Read More »

Cooking with Flowers

Cooking with Flowers

Flowers are stunning additions to your garden, but they can also be tasty treats to serve up in your kitchen. There are many flowers that we regularly eat, including artichokes, broccoli and cauliflower, but there is a rainbow of colorful, edible flowers out there that can be a fun addition to your cooking and baking that you may never have experimented with before. Once you ... Read More »

One Sweet Cookie

One Sweet Cookie

A cookie swap is when a group of people all bake batches of cookies then get together and share both the cookies and the recipes. One Sweet Cookie is a kind of cookbook version of a cookie swap, featuring recipes from dozens of cookie recipes from well known chefs, pastry chefs and bakers. Most of the chefs are based, or were based, in and around ... Read More »

Nick Malgieri’s Bread

Nick Malgieri's Bread

Basic bread has very few ingredients and seems like a simple thing to make, but bread is an intimidating thing to bake for many people. There are many reasons that people get intimidated and most of them come down to a lack of understanding of how to make a good bread. In short, they are missing out on the basics that make a bread recipe ... Read More »

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