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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...

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Potato Wedges

by bxgirl 23 days ago

I want to make parmesan potato wedges, but, mindlessly peeled the potatoes. Can I stil use them or will they get too floppy? Thanks

Holiday Treats 2021!

by migmigmig 3 months ago

What kind of cookies, cake, confections, savory snacks, preserves, potables, and so on are you planning to put by for gifts, guests, or your own selves this holiday season? Here's the place to shar...

Christmas lamb dilemma

by ras13 1 month ago

Wondering if anyone has good suggestions. We bought a small 2 lb boneless leg of lamb (trussed with rosemary) Wednesday for a Christmas dinner for two and our oven has gone on the fritz. Can’t get ...

Which Recipe for Chocolate Loaf Cake?

by walker 1 month ago

I'm leaning toward Nigella's Cake since it calls for real bittersweet chocolate. https://food52.com/recipes/20091-nigella-lawson-s-dense-chocolate-loaf-cake This Smitten Kitchen one (via Magnol...

September–November 2017 Baking COTM: FLO BRAKER QUARTER—Book Recipes

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 years ago

Welcome to our Baking Cookbooks of the Months of September, October, and November 2017: Flo Braker Quarter! Please use this thread to report and discuss recipes from the following books: •The S...

Fall Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: MIDWEST MADE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year 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 ...

Why does my Lebkuchen taste minty?

by Tom54321 2 months ago

I've been making a chocolate covered lebkuchen every Christmas for a couple of years now. And it always tastes slightly of peppermint. Not necessarily a bad thing but I’m confused as to why as this...

Best ever homemade pumpkin and apple pie recipes with crust

by ChefPattiJean 1 month ago

Double Crust 2 1/2 cups 315g ap flour 2 1/2 sticks butter 230g 1/2 cup+2tbl sour cream 1 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar Single crust 1 1/4 cup 157g ap flour 1 1/4 sticks 115g butter 1/4 cup +1 t...

Lemon Bars Crumbling

by cookin_mama 2 months ago

Hi there, I'm looking for some suggestions as to why my coconut lemon bars are falling apart. Some of the bars hold together, but the crust is awfully crumbly. They won't be easy to eat. I usually...

Need a pat-in crust for pecan pie bars

by soccermom13 1 month ago

I will be cooking hundreds of miles away from home in someone else's kitchen (always difficult for me because I don't know where things are and they don't have all the equipment I like to use) and ...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 2 years 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...

Blueberry Pie using a can of blueberries in syrup and fresh blueberries... thoughts?

by 7speter 1 month ago

I wanted to make a blueberry pie, and I have a can of blueberries in syrup and a big container of blueberries I bought recently. Can I reconcile using these two styles of blueberries? Should I use ...

Eater: The Publishing World Is Finally Embracing Black Cookbooks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

“Our sense of preservation and culture has always been important,” says Sokoh. “Three-hundred years ago we weren’t allowed to read and write or document and still our culture, history, and recipes ...

Can you make biscuit dough in advance?

by sjslugette 2 months ago

I'm making biscuits for Saturday dinner (https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/buttermilk-cheddar-biscuits-recipe-1943876) Wondering if it would be ok to make the dough the previous evenin...

Burned bread?

by mushroomaffairs 2 months ago

With all the different ways, methods, ingredients of baking bread, I've become so confused now. I used to bake bread at 350-375 for about 20 minutes or so and I was fine with it. I don't really l...

When do you stop brushing liquor onto your fruitcake?

by vjb 2 months ago

The fruitcake recipe says to wrap the fruitcake in brandy-soaked cheesecloth, and then to re-moisten the cheesecloth occasionally with more brandy. But it doesn't say when to leave off? Anyway...

Baking book and gifts for a 10-year old

by stockholm28 2 months ago

My 10-year old niece has requested a baking book for Christmas. Her parents don’t really bake. I’d like to get her a book and a few items to accompany the book. Do any of you with kids have any r...

The Annual Thanksgiving Aftermath, Failures and Successes

by mushroomaffairs 2 months ago

So how was your Thanksgiving? Good, bad and ugly? Any no shows? Raw mashed potatoes? Turkey on fire??????????? My Thanksgiving was a success! Even though it was held at my house, I didn't d...

Holiday Baking 2021

by rstuart 2 months ago

It's that time of the year: Chanukah has already started, and Christmas is less than a month away. What treats are you making this year?