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...

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What's happening in your home kitchen right now?

by gutreactions 4 months 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...

Coconut Brownies

by dylsgrammy18 29 days ago

I have a recipe for brownies that I want to replace chocolate coated raisins with coconut candy cut into bite sized pieces. Will they hold their shape or melt into the brownie?

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 7 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 ...

ISO Bon Appetit strawberry cake recipe June 1990/1?

by DGrecipes 1 month 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...

Bottom of poundcake “dented”

by kktantique 29 days ago

Hi, I baked a pound cake 2 weeks ago using a recipe which called for melting the butter instead of creaming it. The cake turned out perfect - moist, nicely shaped and all. However, I attempted t...

Sticking cupcakes

by veeross87 1 month ago

Can anyone tell me why my cupcakes would stick to the liner? I’ve made this recipe before with the same liners and that has never happened. Thanks!

Please critique my croissants

by Cookingdancr 1 month 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...

how to 'stiffen' Italian Meringue buttercream?

by Smokey 13 years ago

Help! I used to have no problems with making Italian meringue buttercream. But, the last few times I've done it, I've ended up with a product that is quite soupy (even after refrigeration). Th...

Creme brulee ramekin help?

by DonaldT123 1 month ago

I'm trying to identify the brand of round ramekin Anna Olson uses for her creme brulee recipe, without success. Can anyone identify it? Doing google searches got me nowhere, unless it's a design th...

Sacher torte help please

by tweetie 1 month 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...

Pie crust / shortbread hybrid recipe?

by Kaymoz 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Swedish Princess Cake

by arp29 2 months 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...

Recommendation for a recipe for lemon cake

by lemony05 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 ...