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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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Favorite strawberry rhubarb recipes

The Librarian
by The Librarian 5 years ago

I woke up this morning thinking about making strawberry rhubarb upside down cake or maybe a strawberry rhubarb cake or ? What's your favorite recipe using strawberries and rhubarb? Must be spring!

Help! I need to Convert 10 inch cake to sheet pan

by kariin 5 years ago

I make the chocolate whiskey cake from NYT regularly. I use a 3" deep, 10 " round cake pan and it makes a besutiful and sizable cake.This time I need to make a 1/2 sheet cake. I'm not very skilled ...

Adding things into meringue -- is it possible?

by anakalia 10 years ago

I've been playing around with a coconut cream pie recipe that is a custard on the bottom and then a meringue (instead of whipped cream) on top. My question is -- is it possible to add other thin...

Why Must Pork Fat Be Rendered for Pie Dough?

by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

After reading many recent raves for including real, fresh, untreated lard (not canned w/ additives) in pastry dough, I have just sliced up a pound+ of clean whitish pork fat and it has just gone in...

BIG cake recipe

by sunshine842 6 years ago

Hi all -- I have been giving the task of baking the shortcakes for a local youth function. Fresh, local strawberries will crown the cake, but I have well over 100 kids and adults to feed. Anybo...

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

by buttertart 5 years ago

Hi all, March was a busy month, wasn't it? I really should have put up a second thread mid-month, hope the length wasn't too annoying. In any case, I was away last weekend, so did not bake. Last...

Passover cake meal

by CarNut 5 years ago

I've just been asked to bring brownies to the first seder and don't have any passover cake meal. Can I grind up matzoh meal in the food processor and use it instead? Figure I may need to adj...

Where did I go wrong with these cookies?

by velvetdc1 5 years ago

Hi all, I'm not very good at baking but got this "foolproof" recipe (link below) from a friend in the process of trying to find my go-to cookie recipe. I just tried a cookie and while it tastes ok,...

Has anyone made Ina's Lemon Loaf Cake?

by walker 5 years ago

The 2 loaf pans are in the oven now. Recipe says to make a lemon juice/sugar syrup to pour over the cakes after they've cooled for 10 minutes. Later, after they are completely cool, you're to pour ...

Cakes suddenly sinking in middle

by willownt 5 years ago

I recently bought a Kuhn Rikon push pan, and have used it to make about four different cakes, including ones I had previously used. They included a sponge cake and a chocolate butter cake. //Every/...

Baking question QUICK Help

by bxgirl 5 years ago

When the instructions say to "butter the pan", I have always taken the stick of butter and coated the pan with it. I am wondering, since I will be using a fluted pan, if I can melt the butter, and...

How do you compensate for added lemon curd to this recipe?

by Lisasimmarco 5 years ago

Any professional, or just really bakers, out there? I am going to make the cake from CI linked below (it's lower down, not the first recipe). However, I recently had a lemon curd cake that blew my ...

baking with creme fraiche

by prima 5 years ago

Anyone have any recipes to share? I realize I could replace sour cream w creme fraiche in some recipes, but that would also increase the fat content, which might make the baked good brown too fast...

Lemon cake with poppy seeds

by raberbm 5 years ago

Does anyone out there have the recipe for the lemon cake on the back of canned poppy seeds?

Whipping Cream Pound Cake

by raberbm 5 years ago

Has anyone out there tried the Whipping Cream Pound Cake recipe on the bake of the Swans Down Cake Flour box?


by tryingtobakebread 5 years ago

To reply to my own post of a few minutes ago, the 1/4 cup of warm milk and package of yeast that has just sat there for 15 minutes, I added about 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, and within 10 minutes, it ha...

coconut chiffon cake - any great recipes?

by she_eats_figs 5 years ago

I volunteered to bake a coconut cake for my brother's engagent party. Our family's favorite is the coconut chiffon cake from Deelite Bakery in Honolulu. I'd love to find a recipe for a cake as clos...

Any reason I couldn't halve this cake recipe?

by NotSoHot 5 years ago

See https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/holidays/recipedetail.aspx?id=8108 This is the same as the Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake but using dark cocoa powder. I always make it as a Bundt cake...

Do baked goods including milk and eggs need to be refridgerated? If I brushed them with cream before cooking to brown them, does this also mean they require refridgeration?

by theonlydjorkaeff 5 years ago

I am freaking out a little bit.. I have been baking for a long time but this weekend I baked my parents some Hot Cross Buns. For the liquid I used milk, and eggs, and butter. I brushed them twice w...

Baby Shower Cake Using the Nordic Ware Gingerbread Cake Pan

by lukfam 5 years ago

I want to make a cake for a baby shower using the Nordic Ware gingerbread cake pan as the center of the display. I will probably make it chocolate or vanilla. Can anyone provide me with any links...

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