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Baking

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...
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2021 Retrospective - The Best New-to-You Recipes made in 2021

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by masha 23 days ago

What recipes did you make for the first time during 2021 that were a hit? Links to the recipe and/or to your earlier CH report on it are encouraged. I'll kick off the discussion: Epicurious's...

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Powdered buttermilk

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by kimdyuma57 2 days ago

I have a recipe that calls for 2 cups of buttermilk, I realize that I can sour milk instead but I use the powdered buttermilk in many recipes so can I use it in steamed Boston brown bread?

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January–April 2022 Baking COTM: DESSERT PERSON by Claire Saffitz

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by Caitlin McGrath 3 days ago

Welcome to our January–April 2022 BCOTM, DESSERT PERSON: RECIPES AND GUIDANCE FOR BAKING WITH CONFIDENCE, by Claire Saffitz. We’ll use this thread for all discussion and recipe reports. Cla...

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

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by Caitlin McGrath 9 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 ...

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

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by cgxy96 3 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...

January–April 2022 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

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by Caitlin McGrath 15 days ago

Welcome to the nominations for our first Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month of 2022, which will run through the end of April. Any baking- or dessert-oriented books (or websites), are fair game! ...

January–April 2022 Baking Cookbook of the Month VOTING

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by Caitlin McGrath 9 days ago

Welcome to our voting thread for January–April 2022 Baking COTM. Of the titles nominated, two emerged as our front-runners, and we’ll choose between two wide-ranging books covering everything f...

Did you have any cooking realizations in 2021?

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by shellybean27 14 days ago

In 2021 I realized I really don’t like the super tall cake trend, at least when it comes to butter cakes. I understand that they look very impressive, but when it comes time to eat, the slices are ...

Keep homemade pita Lebanese bread soft and more questions about the process?

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by cgxy96 8 days ago

I miss the thin Lebanese bread but have since moved to another country where I can’t get any. I’ve tried making lebanese bread 3 times and have no issue getting them to puff up. 1. How do I keep...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 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...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months 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...

Savoiardi, Saviata or Shavolette Cookie Recipe

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by JWRB1 10 years ago

I’ve been looking for quite a while for a recipe for these cookies, which are carried in a number of Italian bakeries in Brooklyn & the rest of New York City and in New Jersey. They are delicious!!...

Potato Wedges

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by bxgirl 12 days ago

I want to make parmesan potato wedges, but, mindlessly peeled the potatoes. Can I stil use them or will they get too floppy? Thanks

Holiday Treats 2021!

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by migmigmig 3 months 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...

Christmas lamb dilemma

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by ras13 25 days ago

Wondering if anyone has good suggestions. We bought a small 2 lb boneless leg of lamb (trussed with rosemary) Wednesday for a Christmas dinner for two and our oven has gone on the fritz. Can’t get ...

Which Recipe for Chocolate Loaf Cake?

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by walker 25 days ago

I'm leaning toward Nigella's Cake since it calls for real bittersweet chocolate. https://food52.com/recipes/20091-nigella-lawson-s-dense-chocolate-loaf-cake This Smitten Kitchen one (via Magnol...

September–November 2017 Baking COTM: FLO BRAKER QUARTER—Book Recipes

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 years ago

Welcome to our Baking Cookbooks of the Months of September, October, and November 2017: Flo Braker Quarter! Please use this thread to report and discuss recipes from the following books: •The S...

Fall Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: MIDWEST MADE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to our Fall Quarter Baking COTM, running through the end of 2020, MIDWEST MADE: BIG, BOLD BAKING FROM THE HEARTLAND by Shauna Sever. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of ...