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11 Reasons To Always Have Chocolate Chips in Your Pantry

Canned goods, condiments, and eggs are just a few pantry essentials we hear about most often. And while making a last-minute black bean omelette with yellow mustard sounds delicious interesting, we...

Need oatmeal cookie advice

by soccermom13 3 days ago

I just made Smitten Kitchen Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. But, alas, my cookies are not as thick and chewy as Deb's appear to be. Which of these reasons do you think might be the reason mine l...

December 2017–February 2018 Baking Cookbook of Month: CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the reporting thread for the Winter BCOTM, CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING by Luisa Weiss. We'll be baking together from this book in December 2017 and January and February 2018. HOW TO POST RE...

Spring Quarter 2019 Baking Cookbook of the Month: THE CARDAMOM TRAIL

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 months ago

Welcome to our Baking and Dessert COTM for April through June 2019, The Cardamom Trail: Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East by Chetna Makan. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion ...

Blackberry Cobbler

by devaro 9 days ago

I am making aq blackberry cobbler for my wife. The recipe calls for an 11x7 baking dish. I have an 11x7 baking pan, but no glass dish. Can I utilize the pan for this recipe? Thanks!

Looking for a simplified Peanut Butter Blondie recipe

by Rebel46 10 days ago

Have gotten into Peanut Butter Blondies recently and am interested in making myself, however the recipes found online are either not what am looking for, in cups as opposed to grams/ml or IMHO need...

Chicken Parmesan - cheese was chewy

by JayKon 20 days ago

I made Chicken Parmesan with mozzarella slices and while it was very good, the cheese was very chewy. I browned the breaded chicken in a pan, then put it in an oven dish with the marinara and folde...

Planning ahead for hosting large brunch

by sallyt 1 month ago

Hi everyone, My daughter is getting bat mitzvahed in early May, and it looks like we will be hosting brunch at our house the morning after. We will have already hosted a dinner following the ser...

Brownie Problem

by farthing 14 days ago

Made brownies but they cracked quite a lot on top. What did I do wrong? Thanks.

Dissolving Yeast in Milk

by sweetandsavory75 8 years ago

I'm new to baking and just tried making a Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Emily Luchetti's "Stars Cafe" cookbook. The recipe calls for dissolving dry yeast in 3 T of lukewarm milk, but it wouldn't diss...

Swedish Chocolate Oat Balls, traditional recipe and healthy recipe

by OhMyDeer 20 days ago

Chocolate balls is the one sweet that every Swede loves and knows how to make by heart. We all start learning how to make them at the age of three! If not younger ;) It’s a sweet that’s been around...

December 2018 COTM BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: The Peasant Bread Master Recipe

by islandmermaid 6 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on the following chapter of BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: *THE PEASANT BREAD MASTER RECIPE (p. 22) Please report here on bot...

Best French Macarons

by bsugarcream 25 days ago

I am going to try to make my first batch of French macarons soon. Does anyone have a delicious foolproof recipe?

Why does my cake rise when baking and deflates when cooling?

by volvo94039 1 month ago

I am using box cake mix (Duncan Hines lemon cake) and my cake rise but when cooling it deflates. I am wondering what I am doing wrong. I use an oven thermometer to make sure the oven is on the corr...

What to do with hazelnut flour?

by THewat 3 years ago

Talk to me... Any direction to recipes would be appreciated.

Pasta Noodles - Boil them or no?

by lguynn 1 month ago

I have a lasagne recipe that says I can just soak my regular lasagna noodles in super hot water for 30 minutes to get rid of the starch. Then I can assemble the dish and cook and the pasta is suppo...

Stabilizing whipped cream

by orlybabe 1 month ago

I’m making Strawberry Shortcake for a kid’s birthday, and for the whipped cream that goes with it I’m worried it’ll melt and get all gooey in the heat and humidity where I live. The party is at nig...

Help with carmelized sugar for flan

by browneyes0124 2 years ago

The custard part always turns out great however after everything is called when I go to dump the Flan out of the dish and onto the plate much of the caramelized sugar stays in the dish that it was...