Chowhounds offer the definitive guide to baking, with recipe tips, discussion on techniques like making a baguette, and more.

Best New Baking Cookbooks for Fall 2019

With summer fully melted away and fall in full swing, we're hunkering down and cozying up—and with ovens happily back on again, the agenda includes a lot of baking. Good thing that among all the new...

Bread baking school?

by wabi 6 hours ago

I'm 64, and am winding down in my professional career. A avid home chef, I still enjoy learning new techniques and dishes. The real weak spot in my cooking skill set is bread baking. I can make a h...

Fall Quarter 2019 Baking Cookbook of the Month: THE BAKING BIBLE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 months ago

Welcome to our Fall Quarter 2019 Baking COTM, THE BAKING BIBLE by Rose Levy Beranbaum, running from October through December 2019. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes in...

ISO: The Little Pie Shoppe 'Rum Cake" Recipe

by LJS 12 years ago

This is only for those with LONG memories, but I thought I would give it a go. There was an excellent bakery on the west side of Yonge Street, near St. Clements, about 6 blocks north of Eglinton, f...


Baking advice please

by karen180 2 days ago

I need to bake a holiday coffeecake in a few days. Can I substitute cranberries, rather than blueberries, in a basic “ blueberry crumb coffee cake”?


Cake pan size question for the bakers

by tcamp 4 days ago

One of my food goals is to bake more cakes in 2020. I've been totally inspired by the beautiful cakes being made here. However, I plan on gifting the cakes to friends who are single or small famili...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 16 days ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...


My Bombay Kitchen Cardamom Cake

by walker 5 days ago

Since I can't find the exact recent discussion of this cake ... I was just in Buenos Aires for a week, renting a lovely studio AirBnB. I met the owner and we started discussing recipes and I told ...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years 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...


Buddah's Hand aka Citron - Candying

by Fritz 4 days ago

What is a good method to candy buddahs hand without turning it into a sugar fest? I will be using it in Italian (Easter) Grain pie. And perhaps some other adventures. And what is the best wa...


Cookie Help Please

by raberbm 5 days ago

I'm making a cookie recipe that calls for softened butter, but I accidentally melted it. Can I still use it if it's melted?

ISO Millionaire shortbread (caramel shortbread) recipe

by Sooeygun 8 days ago

Does anyone have a reliable recipe for millionaire shortbread (aka caramel shortbread)? I have been using the one from a Company's Coming cookbook, but the bottom shortbread layer tends to crack an...

Confused over Grandma Peggy's Cornmeal Rolls recipe

by dfrostnh 12 days ago

Once a friend pointed out that my KitchenAid stand mixer had a dough blade for kneading, I started making more yeast breads and rolls. Our son and his family come over most wednesday mights for "f...

French pine nut cookie recipe

by harrigant 10 days ago

I remember making a pine nut crescent cookie that was delicious. If I remember correctly, the recipe was in a Bon Appetit article about the twelve sweets of a Provencal Christmas. The dough was s...

Salted Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

by Cyndilou40 12 days ago

Oh My Word!! This cheesecake is always the hit of every dinner party.

Dry baked mac

by tati1 12 days ago

You have a problem with your baked mac coming out to dry? Use 3tablespoons off sour cream and a can of evaporated milk

Is my caramel burnt?

by pinshure 13 days ago

So I was trying to melt 2 cups of caramel at once because my recipe called for it and it took me a while to melt all the sugar. I kept taking it off the heat so that it didn't darken until it all m...

Cake Day 2019

by TorontoJo 21 days ago

My friends and my annual day of baking was this past Sunday. This was year 9 of the tradition, and this was probably the smoothest year yet. We had 12 bakers and we made 17 cakes over the course of...