Chowhounds offer the definitive guide to baking, with recipe tips, discussion on techniques like making a baguette, and more.

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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Best New-to-You Recipes for 2020

by masha 7 months ago

What recipes did you make for the first time during 2020 that were a hit? Links to the recipe and/or to your earlier CH report on it are encouraged. For myself, I would note that I made many ...

Baking Ingredient Pantry Storage Containers

by orlybabe 3 months ago

Hi everyone! I am moving into a new apartment soon and am planning the food storage containers. I originally wanted to get Oxo Pop Containers, seemed to be the most widely recommended and popular, ...

ISO Quark

by StevietheFish 4 months ago

Title says it all. I'm resurrecting an old recipe for a berry pie. I substitute sour cream to good effect, but I'd like to try to make it as traditionally as possible. Where can I find quark, prefe...

Baking Love by Joanne Chang

by mrshalf 2 months ago

I just got a ton of cookbooks to help feed the masses at my place. I don't see a lot of chatter about this one, and can't figure out why. It's gorgeous and the recipes look quite spectacular. I ...

Leaving a scoop in a container

by orlybabe 3 months ago

Hey, I’m getting new Rubbermaid Brilliance containers for my dry baking ingredients. I was wondering if its ok to leave a scoop inside the containers, say like resting inside the flour or sugar - d...

January–March 2019 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month: BRAVETART by Stella Parks

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Welcome to our Baking and Dessert COTM for. January through March 2019, BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes in the b...

Can any cookie recipe be made into a roll and slice cookie?

by hungryinmanhattan 5 years ago

I love baking cookies but they are very time consuming. I prefer to make roll and slice cookies. My question is, can any recipe for unfilled "plain" cookies be made into roll and slice refrigerator...

Beginners Questions About Measuring for Baking

by cgxy96 4 months ago

So I just started on my baking journey, with my first attempt being pita bread. Recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, which for my continence, I converted to 136 grams. My question is 1. So is it 13...

Date syrup cake / sticky toffee pudding...

by yerbamate170 4 months ago

Recently I purchased a can of date syrup from a middle eastern store and I've been thinking of ways to use it: I opened the can and it's thinner than golden syrup and less sweet but a syrup that ta...

How to convert tea leaf to liquid tea for baking?

by cgxy96 3 months ago

So the recipe calls for 3 tablespoon of tea or quarter cup tea from tea bags. I don't have a grinder and I can't be bothered to chop it separately. Do I just brew 3 tablespoon tea leave in quarter ...

What Are You Baking These Days? April 2021 Edition

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 months ago

It may be thawing out and warming up where you are, but I bet your oven's still being cranked up. What goodies are coming out of it this month?

NOVEMBER 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - David Lebovitz website

by LulusMom 9 months ago

Here we are almost 8 months into Covid quarantine, and the majority of us decided it makes the most sense to stick with an online source for our COTM. We voted for David Lebovitz’s blog as our Nove...

May–July 2021 Baking Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to our nominations for Spring/Summer 2021 Baking/Dessert COTM, which will run from May through July of this year. This the time of late spring and early summer when we start seeing more cho...

Baking Cookbook of the Month May–July 2021 VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to our voting thread for May–July 2021 Baking COTM. There was a variety of nominations, but two emerged with the highest number, both encompassing a breadth of recipes, but each distinctive...

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Abstract: Humans have relied on sourdough starter microbial communities to make leavened bread for thousands of years, but only a small fraction of global sourdough biodiversity has been character...

Help with Pita Bread (and baking questions)

by cgxy96 3 months ago

This is my 2rd time making pita following this recipe and I failed. I added - 2 extra tablespoon of sugar and - 3 extra teaspoon of salt into the dry ingredients. -Added instant yeast but adde...

Bread for shawarma? Yeast?

by FrznrthS 3 months ago

Hi. I’d like to make some flat bread that would work well with shawarma. I’m seeing that some flatbreads recipes use yeast and some don’t. What do you recommend? Also how about recipes that use y...

Cooking with different size eggs

by tubman 4 months ago

My family goes through a LOT of eggs and, while used to large ones, I can get great deals on medium ones. Besides the obvious things about the different sizes (e.g. I know that if a recipe calls fo...

What are you baking these days? March 2021 edition

by pavlova 5 months ago

What’s in the oven this month when winter turns to spring? On the calendar at least, if not in the weather. Are you lucky enough to get some early spring produce , or still buried under ice and snow?

Mary Moore Fruit Cake recipe from the 70’s

by lalto 7 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 ...