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

The Best Places to Buy Baking Ingredients Online

If you're ready to dust off your best baking cap to usher in fall—or anytime, really—you'll need flour, yeast, sugar, and other baking essentials. Don't risk a run to the store if you don't absolutely...

What’s an oven for?

by saacnmama 4 days ago

Still designing my fantasy kitchen here in Berlin for an apartment I don’t have yet. We are looking for a pre-war apartment with no built-in kitchen. I’m looking forward to making my kitchen just t...


Seeded Bread Recipe, ISO

by zackly 1 day ago

I bought a mixture of Yupik Six Seeds (see link). I would like to use these in a bread that's a bit healthier and more interesting that the white bread I currently bake. Do you have any recipes tha...

NOVEMBER 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - David Lebovitz website

by LulusMom 11 months ago

Here we are almost 8 months into Covid quarantine, and the majority of us decided it makes the most sense to stick with an online source for our COTM. We voted for David Lebovitz’s blog as our Nove...

What’s in my dream kitchen?

by saacnmama 1 month ago

I honestly don’t know. Between a trans-Atlantic move and storage locker theft, I’m starting over. My kitchen was made of hand-me-downs, gifts, & sales. Now I want to figure out a cohesive set of co...

Quicker Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Querencia 20 days ago

This is a great time-saver. Make chocolate chip cookies by any recipe you like but don't add the chocolate chips. Put the dough in a greased brownie pan then put the chocolate chips on top. Put the...

Which liquor for soaking fruitcake?

by vjb 23 days ago

I've been soaking my dried fruit in brandy for almost two years (because I didn't even try to make any fruitcake last year). I have made fruitcake only twice, and both times I soaked it in brandy f...

September–December Baking Cookbook of the Month: PASTRY LOVE by Joanne Chang

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 15 days ago

Welcome to our September–December 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Joanne Chang’s PASTRY LOVE: A BAKER’S JOURNAL OF FAVORITE RECIPES. We'll use this thread for all reports and reci...

Out of the box ideas for Game Pie moulds?

by Gastronitus 8 days ago

Bought one of those fancy fluted spring clip molds a few years a go and have found I really don't like game pies after trying several different recipes.Any ideas on something else to use it for...

May–July 2021 Baking COTM: Yossy Arefi’s Snacking Cakes, Sweeter Off the Vine & Blog

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months ago

Welcome to our May–July 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Yossy Arefi’s books SNACKING CAKES and SWEETER OFF THE VINE and her baking blog, http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/. You can ...

Covid cookbook challenge round 2

by covidcooking 8 days ago

Right as covid broke out, I decided to cook a new dish from every cookbook in my collection. I needed something to distract me from the world. Many people seemed to appreciate my post, which cau...

September–December 2021 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 29 days ago

Welcome to the nomination thread for our final Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month of 2021, which will run from September through the end of the year. Any baking- or dessert-oriented books (or w...

September–December 2021 Baking Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 24 days ago

Welcome to our voting thread for September–December 2021 Baking COTM. Of the titles nominated, three emerged as our front-runners, one with the most votes and two tied for second place. We’ll choos...

Reliable Bread Machine Recipe

by Bella1999 17 days ago

Before Hurricane Harvey I had a mostly whole wheat recipe for my Breadman Ultimate that worked every time. Recently, I scored another identical machine at a thrift shop, but the recipe is lost to...

Great American Recipes Card Collection

by olunia 1 year ago

Hello Everyone! I am searching for two (2) recipes from the Great American Quick and Easy Recipes Card Collection. The first one is from the Sweets and other Treats Section 18 Card #13. Th...

Grama Jones cookie forms

by angelsmom 21 days ago

Recently I was at a wedding and had cookies using these forms ,but not made with puff pastry. They were made from a pie dough using Crisco. I have contacted the company by email, phone and F B....

How does subway make such chewy cookie texture without the grainy texture?

by cgxy96 1 month ago

I followed the recipe below and my cookie texture came out grainy. I have tried another different 5 star recipe for chewy cookies but it also came out grainy. Is it because of the amount of sugar u...

DOTM April 2018: No-Knead Bread

by RainyRamone 3 years ago

Welcome to our Dish of the Month reporting thread for April 2018! Our dish, this month, is No-Knead Bread. No-knead breads have been around a long time, but have recently enjoyed a resurgence ...