How to Use Tea in Baked Goods

At its simplest, tea is a beverage made from pouring hot water over cured tea leaves. We have a huge variety of teas available to us because it is easy to add flowers, spices and herbs to those basic leaves to create a wide range of wonderful beverages in all kinds of different flavors. Tea can be a wonderful addition to baked goods because of that complexity and it can add many layers of flavor to what would otherwise be a simple recipe ....more

Blood Orange Brownie Sandwich Cookies

The bright, zesty flavor of oranges always pair well with rich, creamy chocolate. It is versatile enough to be a good match for dark, milk and white chocolates, but even though it can pair with a wide range of flavors, I often find that chocolate and orange desserts can be a bit uninspired. These Blood Orange Brownie Sandwich Cookies are a fun take on the classic pairing of chocolate and orange, and one bite will rekindle your interest in this delicious flavor combination ....more

Chocopologie: Confections & Baked Treats from the Acclaimed Chocolatier

Chocolate is a wonderful ingredient, but it can be a tricky ingredient to work with at times. Chocolate can burn easily and needs to be handled carefully to ensure that every recipe you make with it, from the simplest chocolate chip cookies to the most elaborate truffles, turns out perfectly. A chocolatier is going to be a great resource when it comes to working with chocolate and you’ll find dozens of recipes from master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt in Chocopologie: Confections & Baked Treats from the Acclaimed Chocolatier ....more

Mango Crumble Pie

All kinds of fruit can be used to make pies, from crisp apples to juicy berries and tender stone fruit. Though they’re not commonly used for pie fillings, tropical fruits can also make amazing additions to pie and this Mango Crumble Pie proves it. The pie is loaded up with tender, juicy mango pieces that make for an amazingly flavorful filling ....more

Chef’n MixQuick

Flavor trends in baking come and go over the years, but you might not expect that there are trends when it comes to baking tools, as well. Baking tools, from spatulas to stand mixers, often seem like staples in our kitchens....more

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Beer Bread 101

The smell of homemade bread baking fresh from the oven is one of the most delicious scents you can have you in your kitchen. Homemade bread can be a time consuming project on some days, however, and you might not feel up to breaking out the yeast and waiting through a few hours’ rising time before you are able to eat that bread. One solution is to whip by a batch of beer bread to hold you over ....more

Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch is a delicious confection made with brown sugar, butter and vanilla. It can be turned into cookies, puddings, cakes and caramels because the flavor combination is so versatile. The key to a successful butterscotch treat is being able to taste all three of those builidng block elements in every bite ....more

Bites from other Blogs

Cronuts – doughnuts made from croissant dough – are delicate layered treats that are well worth indulging in when you have a fresh batch. Maria’s Pleasing Plates came up with an easy to make recipe for S’mores Cronuts that are even more decadent than the original cronuts are, and don’t require a trip to a specialty bakery. The donuts are made with crescent dough, a buttery ready-made pastry, that is deep fried ....more

Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff, reviewed

Marshmallow Fluff is a delicious, scoopable marshmallow creme that we all know and love. The Marshmallow Fluff brand has been around for nearly 100 years and is still produced in almost the exact same way that it has always been. It’s a great way to satisfy a sugar craving when eaten by the spoonful, and it’s an excellent way to top off a mug of hot chocolate ....more

Bakeball Bat

Baseball fans know that spring training gets started in February every year. While no games played until later in the spring, the players use those first few weeks to get back into shape after a seasonal break and the coaches have a chance to see how their players, new and old, are working together. The tools in your kitchen work together like players on a baseball team and you’re the coach leading your whisks, spatulas and rolling pins together to make delicious cakes and other goodies ....more