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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...

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What are you baking these days? September 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 6 months ago

Sure, it’s officially fall later this month, at least in the northern hemisphere, but many of us can look forward still to a month of nice weather and the last of summer fruits, along with the firs...

Costco cranberry orange bisconie

by gsdlvr 1 year ago

Have you tried them? I love them - the texture and the flavor, but they only make them during the holidays. If you've had them and have a recipe to duplicate them, please share with me! Thank y...

First Cow

by syrup09 2 months ago

Has anyone out there seen the movie First Cow. I just saw it and I recomend it, especially for foodies. The film, set in frontier Oregon, has food and baking at the heart of it. I'm not g...

What are you baking these days? December 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

We've hit that biggest of multi-holiday months, and pandemic notwithstanding, I expect many of us will be giving our ovens a workout. What’s going in yours?

Boxed Brownies finishing in half the time

by bkoziol 2 months ago

Like the title says, when I bake brownies in my oven they finish in about half the time. Boxed brownie mixes, only. I made Ghirardelli brownies, the box stated 40-45 minutes cooking time, and they ...

Homemade vanilla extract

by Skip2 2 months ago

Following directions, I put some Grade B vanilla beans into some vodka several months ago, How do I know if the extract is ready? As well, does that mean the extract will have an alcohol taste to i...

December 2018 COTM BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: Bread

by islandmermaid 2 years ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapter of BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: *BREAD (p. 24-99) If you are the first one to report ...

Mary Moore Fruit Cake recipe from the 70’s

by lalto 2 months ago

I had a column from my local newspaper at the time ( in the 70’s) (The Brantford Expositor”) written by Mary Moore with the recipe for a light/white fruitcake. It has been misplaced. It is cooked ...

why are my chocolate chip cookies so cakey?

by jennifer w. 16 years ago

Help! I am not a baker by any means, but thought I'd give the recipe off of the Nestle Tollhouse chip bag a try since my fiance is in town and he has a big sweet tooth. Aren't the recipes off of th...

UK bakers - Bird's Custard powder as a sub for instant pudding mix in a cake?

by tacosandbeer 7 years ago

I have a friend here in the UK who is asking me to make a cake recipe that calls for a package of instant vanilla pudding mix. When I do make pudding, it's from scratch, so I am not sure of the pur...

Homemade Aged Fruitcake

by jdauray 2 months ago

So, who here makes fruitcake and ages them? I received a great recipe for white fruitcake, which I have made in the past. It's wonderful. However, there were no instructions on aging, which I am in...

ISO candy for holiday boxes

by AGM_Cape_Cod 2 months ago

For years I have made candied lemon, orange and grapefruit rind, almond buttercrunch and white chocolate craisin pistachio bark for my holiday boxes. The lemon rinds are a PITA and have decided tha...

St Louis Style Cheesecake

by mystic_cakes_18 2 months ago

Hey guys I need some help! So I'm going to be making a cranberry orange cheesecake for christmas this year, amd I'm combining several different recipes into one to tailor to my own taste. Anyway,...

November 2020 - COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - Voting

by LulusMom 4 months ago

Welcome to the voting thread for November’s Cookbook of the Month. The nomination thread has closed and we have narrowed it down to Japaneasy/Vegan Japaneasy or David Lebovitz’s blog: https://www.d...

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

by buckeye83 2 months ago

Any recommendations on GF cookie recipes that taste just as good as gluten containing cookies? I would love to make several varieties that my non-GF family will enjoy!

Bon Appetit September 1982 'Butterfly Danish'

by veeveevee 2 months ago

Request recipe 'Butterfly Danish' p114 continued on p150 September 1982 issue Bon Appetit Magazine. I have the p114 but the continuation is lost. It's tantalizing. And delicious. and missing.

Crust for Tarte Tatin

by pindert 2 months ago

I want to make a Tarte Tatin for Christmas. I haven't selected my recipe yet, but I want your opinion on the crust. In my freezer right now, I have one raw single-crust of Sour Cream Pie crust (s...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

Apron for Baking--for very tall male

by GraceW 3 months ago

Greetings, I am searching for recommendations for a high quality apron for my beau--maybe around $50. Unfortunately most aprons that I see geared toward men are for grilling--however, he makes a lo...