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...

When do you stop brushing liquor onto your fruitcake?

by vjb 5 hours ago

The fruitcake recipe says to wrap the fruitcake in brandy-soaked cheesecloth, and then to re-moisten the cheesecloth occasionally with more brandy. But it doesn't say when to leave off? Anyway, ...


The Annual Thanksgiving Aftermath, Failures and Successes

by mushroomaffairs 5 days ago

So how was your Thanksgiving? Good, bad and ugly? Any no shows? Raw mashed potatoes? Turkey on fire??????????? My Thanksgiving was a success! Even though it was held at my house, I didn't d...


Baking book and gifts for a 10-year old

by stockholm28 5 days ago

My 10-year old niece has requested a baking book for Christmas. Her parents don’t really bake. I’d like to get her a book and a few items to accompany the book. Do any of you with kids have any r...

Holiday Treats 2021!

by migmigmig 1 month ago

What kind of cookies, cake, confections, savory snacks, preserves, potables, and so on are you planning to put by for gifts, guests, or your own selves this holiday season? Here's the place to shar...


Holiday Baking 2021

by rstuart 2 days ago

It's that time of the year: Chanukah has already started, and Christmas is less than a month away. What treats are you making this year?

Pop tart dough?

by stayathomesommelier 8 days ago

My kid is away at university in res, and has access to a fridge and a toaster. I'd like to make a savory pop tart that can be reheated in the toaster. I'm not sure what dough would be best for t...


Bon Appétit recipe for white chocolate brownies?

by jen_cooks 3 days ago

I no longer have my magazines from the early 90s, and I think this one came out in ‘93. I’m looking for a recipe for white chocolate brownies that also had dried apricots in it and a Cointreau/oran...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 7 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 ...


Pie Crust - Help!

by Foodforthefam 7 days ago

I am making three pies for Thanksgiving this year. Pumpkin: https://smittenkitchen.com/2014/11/classic-pumpkin-pie-with-pecan-praline-sauce/ Apple: https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/10/even-more-...

Recipe for burnt "carmel" pie

by laredo 14 days ago

I want to make this for Thanksgiving. My grandmother used to make it but I can't find her recipe and have never made it so don't know how to judge recipes. Have looked at five so far and they are...

ISO beginner recipe for pie crust

by AGM_Cape_Cod 21 days ago

My 103 year old father would like to learn to make pie crust. I usually make Pâte Brisée but I am not sure his hands are up to that. I have seen people post about crust they make in the food proces...

Butter tart square baking question

by sassygirl1974 17 days ago

Hoping someone here can help me. Last year, I made and sold Christmas baking boxes that were a HUGE hit in my community. One of the items included were butter tart squares......butter tarts are a C...

Half cup of butter

by 3MTA3 27 days ago

Creaming sugar for Ginger bread, how many ounces is a half cup of butter ?

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

by LulusMom 1 year 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...

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 ...

Have you made any Halloween desserts, cookies or dishes this year?

by mushroomaffairs 1 month ago

I haven't made anything this year and Halloween is in two days! We are going to the children's parade in the Village (NYC) on Sunday but that's as Halloweenie as we're getting this year. I'm dres...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months 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...

Help Me Recreate & Identify Components Of A White Chocolate Butterscotch Cake I Tried (Photos Included)

by cgxy96 2 months ago

I fell in love with a white chocolate butterscotch block cake from a chain store in my country called Awfully Chocolate. Trying to recreate it at home but I need help identifying certain components...