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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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Cookie Disaster

by Williamhern99 5 years ago

I was baking cookies in a square pan and I went to "cut" them, and they fell apart. What can I make with them? ***Urgent***

Want to make bread but don't understand ingredient. Please help!

by JLBeans 8 years ago

I finally got my hands on a recipe for Breakfast Bread like the one found at Publix grocery store. The recipe calls for 8 Tbs of "wheat gluten" (in addition to 6 1/2 cups AP flour, 2 packets yeast,...

Blitz torte, will it hold up over night?

by foxspirit 5 years ago

Hello. I'd like to bring this in for an office party: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/berry-blitz-torte-recipe The party is in the afternoon. I'd like to assemble it the night before to s...

CH Pie Mavens--I Need Your Help! 2 Questions

by nofunlatte 5 years ago

Question 1: What is the ratio of powdered tapioca starch to tapioca pearls (e.g. Minute tapioca)? I have the former, with a cherry pie recipe that uses the latter. Question 2: The other week I p...

please help

by auggie11 5 years ago

I am trying to make a coffee cake directions calls for a not self rising flour .Which one do I use unbleached or bleached

Can you help me avoid a bundt cake disaster?

by mrhein 13 years ago

I recently purchased a Williams Sonoma fleur-de-lis bundt pan, and a few of the bundt cake mixes to go with it. (I had never made a bundt cake before, so wanted to stick with mixes before branching...

Baking pie crust tonight for Saturday?

by CMB_NYC84 5 years ago

I'm making strawberry pie for Saturday. I've made this recipe many times; I bake the crust, then fill and it goes in the fridge to set up. However, tomorrow my oven is going to be quite busy. Do...

A no-knead bread question

by CindyJ 5 years ago

So I'm hooked on no-knead bread. SO easy! I've been using the basic recipe from "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" and the Jim Lahey bake-in-preheated-pot method for baking. The bread is delicio...

Tried whole wheat flour in cookies or brownies?

by UncleMorty 5 years ago

I've never tried using whole wheat flour in cookies or brownies but I'm looking to make them a little healthier. Have you experimented with whole wheat? How were the results?

classic patisserie swap-meet or baking group

by lisa13 10 years ago

A recent discussion around the lack of traditional pastry available in the area leads me to ask the board at large: Is anyone interested in a baking swap meet, or some kind of baking club where ...

Looking for a certain dough recipe...

by schrutefarms 5 years ago

I'm asking for a friend. He had a recipe that he lost, from a friend who is no longer with us. It's for a nut roll, he said the dough almost like a cross between pie dough and a cinnamon roll. Dens...

Lemon Sponge Custard - have you had it?

chef chicklet
by chef chicklet 11 years ago

i have goregous bowl of lemons, not Meyer just the regular Eureka. I'm going to make a lemon dessert today, and while searching found several recipes for this lemon sponge custard. I have never ha...

ISO recipe for cake from Friedhoffer's Bakery in New Hyde Park, NY

by greygarious 11 years ago

The German/Jewish bakery (which might have been spelled with a single "f") in the town where I grew up is long-gone. One of our favorites there was called, I think, a "Yum-Yum Cake". It was loaf-...

Banana Bread Bars With Brown Butter Frosting

by PotatoHouse 5 years ago

I made these three weeks ago for our road trip out to Des Moines to adopt our three grandkids. The frosting is addictive!!!! http://therecipecritic.com/2012/11/banana-bread-bars/

Almond Marzipan Meal

by SarahCW 5 years ago

So I have this vintage pie recipe I've found that I've been challenged to make. It is an unbaked peach pie--of the whipped cream whipped egg white kind. It calls for almond marzipan meal to be plac...

Cooking cake in batches, but one bowl of batter?

by Elster 5 years ago

Howdy y'all, I'm leaving my job soon and it's a tradition in Germany, where I live, to bring a cake in to work on your last day. I want to make a many-layered dark chocolate cake sandwiched with...

buttery tasting bread with a croissant style flaky crust? Help?

by MrsPidge32 5 years ago

Yesterday we ate at a fine dining establishment, known in the area where we live for their great food. Before the starters they of course brought out the breads, a selection of 3 warm rolls; black ...

Suggestions to improve this bread (which is already pretty good)

by small h 5 years ago

I want the crust crisper, the crumb chewier and less dense. The recipe is 3 3/4 c bread flour, 2 tsp yeast, 2 tsp salt, 1.5 c water. Knead by hook for 5 minutes, by hand for 2. First rise 90 minute...

Pie crust puzzle

by SkimD 5 years ago

Hello all, So here is a puzzle for ya all (or I-really-really-desperately-need-some-help). I recently moved to Vietnam, where it can get to 36, 37 Celsius. Since moved here I have found that ...

Tortilla Espanola for a Crowd

by btnfood 5 years ago

I'd like to do this for a fund-raising event for about 200 people. Has anyone tried baking the tortillas in sheet pans? Any other tips for easier preparation? Thanks in advance!

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