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...

Can any cookie recipe be made into a roll and slice cookie?

by hungryinmanhattan 5 years ago

I love baking cookies but they are very time consuming. I prefer to make roll and slice cookies. My question is, can any recipe for unfilled "plain" cookies be made into roll and slice refrigerator...

What are you baking these days? May 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 14 days 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?


Leaving a scoop in a container

by orlybabe 5 days ago

Hey, I’m getting new Rubbermaid Brilliance containers for my dry baking ingredients. I was wondering if its ok to leave a scoop inside the containers, say like resting inside the flour or sugar - d...

Beginners Questions About Measuring for Baking

by cgxy96 1 month ago

So I just started on my baking journey, with my first attempt being pita bread. Recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, which for my continence, I converted to 136 grams. My question is 1. So is it 13...

Baking Ingredient Pantry Storage Containers

by orlybabe 13 days ago

Hi everyone! I am moving into a new apartment soon and am planning the food storage containers. I originally wanted to get Oxo Pop Containers, seemed to be the most widely recommended and popular, ...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 15 days 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 ...

Date syrup cake / sticky toffee pudding...

by yerbamate170 2 months ago

Recently I purchased a can of date syrup from a middle eastern store and I've been thinking of ways to use it: I opened the can and it's thinner than golden syrup and less sweet but a syrup that ta...


How to convert tea leaf to liquid tea for baking?

by cgxy96 5 days ago

So the recipe calls for 3 tablespoon of tea or quarter cup tea from tea bags. I don't have a grinder and I can't be bothered to chop it separately. Do I just brew 3 tablespoon tea leave in quarter ...

Fall Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: MIDWEST MADE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 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 ...

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 ...

What Are You Baking These Days? April 2021 Edition

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

It may be thawing out and warming up where you are, but I bet your oven's still being cranked up. What goodies are coming out of it this month?

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

by LulusMom 7 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...

May–July 2021 Baking Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

Welcome to our nominations for Spring/Summer 2021 Baking/Dessert COTM, which will run from May through July of this year. This the time of late spring and early summer when we start seeing more cho...

Baking Cookbook of the Month May–July 2021 VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 25 days ago

Welcome to our voting thread for May–July 2021 Baking COTM. There was a variety of nominations, but two emerged with the highest number, both encompassing a breadth of recipes, but each distinctive...

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Abstract: Humans have relied on sourdough starter microbial communities to make leavened bread for thousands of years, but only a small fraction of global sourdough biodiversity has been character...

Help with Pita Bread (and baking questions)

by cgxy96 22 days ago

This is my 2rd time making pita following this recipe and I failed. I added - 2 extra tablespoon of sugar and - 3 extra teaspoon of salt into the dry ingredients. -Added instant yeast but adde...

ISO Quark

by StevietheFish 1 month ago

Title says it all. I'm resurrecting an old recipe for a berry pie. I substitute sour cream to good effect, but I'd like to try to make it as traditionally as possible. Where can I find quark, prefe...

Bread for shawarma? Yeast?

by FrznrthS 1 month ago

Hi. I’d like to make some flat bread that would work well with shawarma. I’m seeing that some flatbreads recipes use yeast and some don’t. What do you recommend? Also how about recipes that use y...

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 ...

Cooking with different size eggs

by tubman 1 month ago

My family goes through a LOT of eggs and, while used to large ones, I can get great deals on medium ones. Besides the obvious things about the different sizes (e.g. I know that if a recipe calls fo...