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Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Coulis

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Coulis

A coulis is a sauce made with fruit (or vegetables) that is strained to remove all pulp and seeds. Coulis appear frequently on restaurant menus as a way to add some additional flavor to a dessert (veggie coulis appear with structured salads and main dishes), but they are also used to make a simple dish look more elegant by enhancing the plating. Coulis add color, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy German Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy German Chocolate Cake

German chocolate cake is named after a unique type of chocolate┬áthat was developed with baking in mind. The German’s chocolate is a dark chocolate with a higher sugar content than some other dark chocolates, which means that the chocolate has less bitterness to it but still does not contain any dairy, unlike milk chocolate. The recipe for the original cake was published in the 1950s ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

All pie fans should be making turnovers on a regular basis. They’re quicker to make than full sized pies and they’re a lot of fun to eat. I like to experiment with the fillings in my turnovers because the small size of the dessert makes them the perfect place to test out new pie fillings, but classic fillings are always a hit, too. IF you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

Any time I pass through New York, I make a point to grab a black and white cookie. Sometimes, this means grabbing one at the airport instead of a bakery or deli, but I just can’t resist them. Black and white cookies are tender, cakey cookies topped with equal parts chocolate and vanilla frosting or fondant. They’re just right for someone who can’t always decide ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

I can’t resist a good brunch. It’s an excuse to make up some fun drinks – both alcoholic and nonalcoholic – and make a variety of sweet and savory dishes to entertain friends and family with. I often make baked egg dishes because they can be prepared in advance and are large enough to serve a crowd. If you’re looking for a more unique egg ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Angel Food Cake

Homemade Angel Food Cake

Angel food cakes are always welcome in my kitchen. The light, airy cakes are delicious on their own and also incredibly versatile, and I use them to make a wide variety of trifles, fruity “shortcakes” and other goodies. Angel food cakes can be purchased inexpensivey in the bakery sections of most grocery stores and while I have been known to pick one up when I’m ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Ladyfingers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers are thin “fingers” of sponge cake that are the building blocks of many other types of recipes. Though the cookies can be eaten on their own, they’re usually passed over until incorporated into a completed dessert, such as a tiramisu. While storebought ladyfingers may not be worthy of snacking, I’m sharing a recipe on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) for my Homemade Ladyfingers, which ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pancake Cups

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pancake Cups

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods and while I love classic buttermilk pancakes, I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. These Pancakes Cups – and you can get the recipe on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) – are currently at the top of my “most fun way to eat pancakes” list. The pancake cups are like individual dutch babies that are ... Read More »

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