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...

What's happening in your home kitchen right now?

by gutreactions 1 day ago

For some, home cooking is the way to go. Nothing wrong with that. But now, with coronavirus restrictions in place in many parts of the country, the home kitchen is being used like never before. How...


What Are You Baking These Days? April 2020 - The Stuck-at-Home Edition!

by TorontoJo 14 hours ago

Hope you are all staying safe and sane in these strange, uncertain times. What are you baking to keep yourselves nourished and calm?

ISO Millionaire shortbread (caramel shortbread) recipe

by Sooeygun 4 months 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...

What Are You Baking These Days? March 2020 Edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

Spring may finally be in the air, bringing the lucky rhubarb and strawberries and other good things. What’s in your oven this month?


How to remove fish taste from cookies?

by siennadodd 3 days ago

I tried to make oreo cheesecake cookies which called for cream cheese and i accidentally used lox cream cheese so the cookies taste like salmon. What can I add to the batter to neutralize the fish ...


Original Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from the 60s

by DebWedge 2 days ago

A while back, I saw a discussion somewhere (thought it was here but maybe not since I can't find it), about where to find an original recipe from the 1960s for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I th...


Flour Shortage

by TenderNob 2 days ago

Who is doing all this baking? No local store, large or small, has any kind of wheat flour. Both King Arthur and Bob's Red Mill are out of stock on anything except a few specialties like teff flour....


Spring Quarter 2020 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 days ago

Welcome to our nominations for Spring Quarter 2020 Baking/Dessert COTM. We’re in a strange time where many are baking up a storm as they spend more time homebound while we collectively try to get a...

First Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: FOOD52 GENIUS DESSERTS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to our First Quarter Baking COTM, running through March 2020, FOOD52 GENIUS DESSERTS: 100 RECIPES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU BAKE. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of ...

First Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to the voting thread for our First Quarter 2020 Baking COTM, which will run from the time the vote closes through March. Though there were a number of different nominations, two emerged w...

First Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Greetings, and welcome to the nomination thread for our first Baking/Dessert COTM for 2020, which will run through March. Apologies for getting this going so late; we'll have a fast nomination and ...

The Great Corona Shelter in Place Virtual Baking Competition

by tweetie 8 days ago

My 16 year old nephew has asked if we can do some kind of a baking competition during our time of social distancing. He's thinking a showstopper type event since judging will have to be visual. I...

Hall of Fame Sweets

by sallyt 5 months ago

Walker suggested this great idea for a thread - please post your all-time favorite sweets with links or recipes!

High altutude quick breads

by CWick 7 days ago

Banana bread just came out of the oven. As usual for HA baking, I increased the oven temp by 25 degrees, BUT it took over 10 minutes longer to bake. Thoughts?

What makes homemade cake taste like cornbread?

by Nikimcarter 2 years ago

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and I made a Paula Deen Coconut Fiasco layer cake. Everyone said it was great.. but I definitely taste cornbread! Idk what I'm doing wrong but this is like my ...

Bread with Pancake Mix... Can't get flour...

by BluebirdHavenFarm 10 days ago

I am craving bread, store shelves are emptied of flour...I have 10 lbs of Pancake mix and a bread machine I have not used in years (still works). Any recipes? Thanks.

Soufflé advice, please

by StevietheFish 10 days ago

Because of DOTM nominations, I have been moved to make soufflés. The thread form December 2015 didn't address my concerns, so, since I'm a soufflé neophyte, I'll begin with some questions. I'll pro...

Easy, Sweet Tooth Things to Make During This Covid-19 Time

by ZoeyCovey 16 days ago

I bought brownie mix and plan on fancying up a bit. Got some vanilla ice cream for the freezer. Because I was gonna make a pie. I don’t eat sweets all that much maybe people here had some idea...

Bernal Heights sourdough starter giveaway

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

In the time of novel Coronavirus when the shut-in populace is cooking at home and bakers yeast is sold out from every source, neighbors in San Francisco are sharing sourdough starter. This offer w...

Dutch butter cake too chewy

by houndandchow 14 days ago

I baked this boterkoek (butter cake) and ended up with something a bit too chewy. It was similar to chewy cookie texture. Think something you can bend a bit before it starts to break... I'm tr...