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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 are you baking these days? July 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 days ago

Summer berries and stone fruits are coming in in earnest, and chocolate, lemon, and vanilla are always in season. They’re all good in baked goodies, of course. What’s in your oven this month?


Sacher torte help please

by tweetie 1 day ago

My neighbor came over with a gift of 2 slices of a purchased Sacher torte. I have a feeling I am not alone when I confess that I suffer from "I can make that and probably make it better" syndrome...


Please critique my croissants

by Cookingdancr 4 days ago

This will be a very detailed post. I have been working on making croissants for about 6 months now, and this is my 40th or so attempt with this recipe. Any tips on recipe, method, or finished pro...


Pie crust / shortbread hybrid recipe?

by Kaymoz 3 days ago

So often, we wish there was just MORE of a pie crust. Sometimes, a sweet filling just needs that balance! At the moment, I'm thinking of making a pie with fresh strawberries, so I'm wonderi...


Biscotti after a 1500 mile journey by car

by soccermom13 7 days ago

I'd like to make some biscotti at my home then: **package them one slice/cookie per wax paper bag **put the packages in a Tupperware container in our air-conditioned condo **drive the Tupperware...


Cooling crust before filling purpose?

by Cookingdancr 6 days ago

When you're making an uncooked pie with a docked and blind baked pie crust base (such as the fresh strawberry pie I'm making or French Silk), what is the purpose of allowing the crust to cool compl...


Bread baking in gas vs. electric oven

by tubman 7 days ago

I have a bread recipe I adjusted to perfection in my electric oven, baked on parchment on a baking sheet on the center rack. Our new second home has a gas oven--the bread comes out fine using the s...

ISO Bon Appetit strawberry cake recipe June 1990/1?

by DGrecipes 8 days ago

I made this 3 or 4 layer cake with fresh strawberries, strawberry mousse filling, whipped cream, etc. Best I've even had. I don't remember if it was out of a Bon Appetit June 1990 or 1991 (poss...

Spring Quarter 2020 Baking and Dessert COTM: RECIPES FROM DAVID LEBOVITZ’S WEBSITE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to our First Quarter Baking/Dessert COTM, running through June 2020, BAKING AND DESSERT RECIPES FROM DAVID LEBOVITZ’S WEBSITE. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipe...

Swedish Princess Cake

by arp29 14 days ago

I have a milestone (!) birthday coming up and I'd like to make a Swedish Princess Cake as part of my celebration. Does anyone have a recipe that they like or even just a recipe from a reliable sour...

RHUBARB PIES, CRISPS, & CRUMBLES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, June 2019

by LulusMom 1 year ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for June 2019. Our dish this month is Rhubarb Pies, Crisps, and Crumbles. There are so many variations on desserts made with baked fruit and some sort of pastry...

Recommendation for a recipe for lemon cake

by lemony05 17 days ago

I will preface this by saying I'm in the UK so I use grams for measurements and that I'm not a skilled baker at all. It's a cake I wanna make for my boyfriend so needs to come out good. I hav...

Challah rise trouble

by thecupboard 16 days ago

So I’m no bread expert, but I’ve used this challah recipe a half dozen times, always with no issue/great success. The dough has been sitting abou 2.5 hrs and has definitely not doubled. Pictured...

Almond Cake Recipe By Turkish Airlines!

by BrettLong 2 months ago

So today I came across this recipe of Almond Cake Recipe on instagram. Turkish Airlines are revealing for the first time the delicious recipe of #AlmondCake. I cooked my cake with this recipe and ...

Canelés - simple but not easy - Part V

by Cynsa 10 years ago

Segue to warp-speed canelés here. Part V. The Borg Collective honors its Queen within the Hive Mind. She is the One who is Many. We breach the Unknown with canelé misadventures - without sanctio...

Please help! Making cannele in copper molds but recipe uses silicone molds. Should I adapt baking time/temp?

by bythebay 23 days ago

Hi I made some great cannele's from a Jacques Pepin recipe using silicone molds. Came out amazing. I want to proceed to trying them in coppper molds now but hope to use the same Pepin recipe fr...

Baking question: Quick question re making canele (cannele)

by bythebay 24 days ago

Hi I tried baking cannele for the first time recently in silicone molds using Jacques Pepin's recipe from Chez Jacques. I thought it turned out great and want to now proceed to trying them in coppe...

What's your favorite book on cakes/baking that you rely on for consistently good results?

by DonaldT123 1 month ago

I guess it might be time to update the discussion LAMonkeygirl started 15 years ago on your favorite cookbook for cakes/baking, since they've been a lot of cookbooks published since then. I wanted ...