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All Pleasure, No Guilt: Healthy Dessert Ingredient Swaps

OK, we're in favor of relishing the most decadent, oozy, rich dessert of your dreams, in all its fatty, sugar-laden glory. But don't indulge often, and keep your portion size moderate. Sounds reasonable...

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Mexican Vanilla Totonac's Pure Vanilla Flavoring?

by charmdesign 17 days ago

One of the blogger's I follow recommends this product but one of the reviews for it on Amazon says it's vanilla water. The price per oz is way better than McCormick. Would this be an acceptable alt...


by zigzag17 19 days ago

I live in a state where they are legal. Are we allowed to discuss here? I have no experience using them in dishes. Any thoughts, recipes, ...?

December 2018 COTM BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: Bread

by islandmermaid 8 months 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 ...

December 2018 COTM BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: The Peasant Bread Master Recipe

by islandmermaid 8 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on the following chapter of BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: *THE PEASANT BREAD MASTER RECIPE (p. 22) Please report here on bot...

Help me use ginger cookie crumbs

by tweetie 24 days ago

Multitasking, I left out the baking soda from my ginger cookies. The resulting hockey pucks taste fine but I cannot pass on to the intended recipient. I suffer from " I cannot waste this and must...

The perfect crumble?

by MrStayPuft 22 days ago

I recently made some blueberry scones. The scones themselves turned out glorious, however the crumble I made was frustrating. It consisted of flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter mixed in with ...

Your Best Coconut Dessert

by tweetie 10 months ago

Would you kindly share your favorite coconut dessert recipe? Doing a themed event and have made coconut cake, coconut cookies, macaroons and coconut cream brownies but would love to expand the off...

DOTM April 2018: No-Knead Bread

by RainyRamone 1 year 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 ...

Homemade nutella/gianduja paste/hazelnut spread

by tetraneutron 27 days ago

I want to make nutella. I've looked at some recipes and they tend to differ on whether they call for cocoa powder or chocolate. The two I'm looking at are these two. https://www.latimes.com/style/l...

Need to make hamburger buns but I'm out of eggs. Help!

by ChervilGeorge 30 days ago

Just realized I'm out of eggs and need to make hamburger buns. The recipe I use is: ¾ C warm water 4 Tbs whole milk 1 egg (whisked ¾ of the egg into the batter the rest reserved for glaze) 1 t...

Unicorn Ice Cream Cake

by Autumm2 1 month ago

For my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday, she has requested an ice cream cake in the shape of a unicorn. It is also to be decorated in the color scheme of her stuffed unicorn, which came in a happy...

Looking for old Bon Appetit recipe: White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

by I_am_Tam 2 years ago

I've been searching for over 20 years for an old recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies. If memory serves (sketchy at best! :) it was either part of an article on giving cookies for the H...

Turning cookie dough into cake batter?

by murphlaw152 6 years ago

I would like to figure out how to turn my favorite cookie recipe into something more like a cake, quick bread, or muffin batter. What is the real difference between cookie dough and a batter? If it...

March–May 2017 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month: CLASSIC HOME DESSERTS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Our Baking/Dessert COTM for March, April, and May 2017 is CLASSIC HOME DESSERTS: A TREASURY OF HEIRLOOM AND CONTEMPORARY RECIPES, by Richard Sax. Please use this thread for all reports. To facil...

December 2017–February 2018 Baking Cookbook of Month: CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the reporting thread for the Winter BCOTM, CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING by Luisa Weiss. We'll be baking together from this book in December 2017 and January and February 2018. HOW TO POST RE...

How to make soft tortillas?

by Chandler114 2 months ago

I like making everything from scratch and I have tried and tried to make my tortillas soft and pliable like they are at the store. I understand often when you make stuff at home it tastes different...

Recs for new handheld mixer?

by sallyt 2 months ago

My trusty basic hand mixer of about 25 years just broke... Any recommendations for a new one? I have a KA stand mixer, so only use a hand mixer for small volumes etc. Thanks!

CITRUS CAKES - Dish of the Month, February 2019

by LulusMom 5 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for February 2019. Our dish this month is Citrus Cakes. Lemon poundcake, orange layer cake, clementine cake, some sort of key lime extravaganza, a citrus-y bund...

Need oatmeal cookie advice

by soccermom13 2 months ago

I just made Smitten Kitchen Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. But, alas, my cookies are not as thick and chewy as Deb's appear to be. Which of these reasons do you think might be the reason mine l...