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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 are you baking these days? July 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 29 days ago

We’re coming into peak summer fruit season, and just in time for all those picnics and summer dos. If the heat hasn’t kept you from cranking up the oven, what’s coming out of it?

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 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! I'm tired of grinding apples to avoid adding sugar :/

by Faustable 19 days ago

I found this recipe for Apple Oatmeal Muffins and was inspired. Not only does recipe use all ALL oat flour (therefore more fiber) but I felt confident I could make these muffins w/out an added swee...

ISO recipe for a traditonal banana sheet cake

by laredo 1 month ago

I haven't make a banana sheet cake in decades. I want to make one for my brother's BD like/similar to the kind my mother used to make for him, decades ago. I have looked at a few recipes online bu...

Sour cherries - how to use the excess of cherries our tree produces?

by mnsnow 1 month ago

Our cherry tree is happily producing quarts of cherries each day. We’re picking and pitting them but we need ideas for what to make with all of them. I’ve made many a cherry pie and tried a savari...

How to Fix Apple Crumble That's Too Jammy? (I added too much flour)

by cgxy96 28 days ago

I followed this recipe but while making the filling, there was too much liquid from my apples. I added way too much potato starch flour to thicken it and then baked it as instructed. This is in add...

Vintage Nordic Ware Bundt Pan

by VFish 1 month ago

So, I found this old, heavy Nordic Ware bundt pan that I was going to chuck into the dumpster but hesitated because it is built well, but the coating is flaked off. I looked up on eBay to see what...

American Pie

by 512window 29 days ago

A great article from the Washington Post on pie in America, then and now. Paul Hollywood's opinions are not needed!

Ankarsrum - Back to KA

by mobiledynamics 5 months ago

I know for all you bakers out there, this may seem like a downgrade. Swapped a KA Pro we had with a Ankarsrum. Wifey hardly uses it . She doesn't like it. The KA I sold had this nice textured matte...

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 ...

Amazon Prime Day Deals June 21-22, 2021

by MunchkinRedux 1 month ago

Many of the Chefmade baking tins are on sale today: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=chefmade+pan&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Fall Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: MIDWEST MADE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 10 months 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 ...

Sauce for dry frittata

by laredo 2 months ago

I made a mushroom frittata last night and overcooked it. We will eat the second half tonight. To improve it, I'm thinking of sauteing mushrooms and scallions for a "sauce." Does anyone have a be...

Where to purchase Superfine sugar in large quantities?

by bmorecupcake 1 month ago

RLB prefers superfine sugar in many of her books. It does actually make a difference in the finished product. Pulsing to make it myself is a lot of cleanup. I can only find it in expensive, 12oz...

Cake Flour

by soccermom13 1 month ago

I have some cake flour that I need to use. Can anyone suggest a couple of recipe writers who use cake flour in their cookie and cake recipes? It seems like I often see recipes that call for cake ...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year 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 ...

SOFT Flour Bags

by mobiledynamics 2 months ago

Call me crazy. Just got some Made in Italy flour via mail (Caputo 00).....just one of those things I cannot find locally aside from a 50lb sack. And of course it came in a mess....rip in bag. Ri...

What are you baking these days? May 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

It’s May, month of Mother's Day, warmer weather for garden get-togethers, and perhaps even fresh berries in your neck of the woods. Whatcha baking up?

Don't eat Cicadas if allergic to seafood?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Are Cicadas on your menu? They only appear every 17 years or so. The FDA has issued a warning. Don't eat them if you are allergic to seafood. Apparently, there is a connection. Check it out: https:...