Glazed Mini Ring Doughnuts

These doughnuts have an iconic cartoon cuteness about them. To make them ring-shaped, you need a special doughnut pan, but there’s no ...

Skinny Caffe Latte Butterfly Cakes

Who said eating lighter means that you cannot eat cupcakes? Feast your eyes on these deliciously delectable morsels. Excerpted from "A LIGHTER WAY ...

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Hot Fudge and Toasted Hazelnuts

Baking With Jim Dodge came out in 1991. I loved it immediately for the attention Dodge focused on classic American baked goods, ...

Samoa Pie

Let us all thank Allison Kave's boyfriend who suggested she enter a Brooklyn, NY pie making contest - because she won and ...

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Butterfinger-Ganache Glaze

Here’s a cupcake for candy bar fans, with plenty of peanut butter and chocolate flavor and some crunch from the crushed Butterfinger ...

Glazed Mini Ring Doughnuts

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Skinny Caffe Latte Butterfly Cakes

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

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Samoa Pie

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Butterfinger-Ganache Glaze

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Brooks Coulson Nguyen Shares Tips on Making Petits Fours

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Years ago, I came across the most beautiful petits fours image in a Martha Stewart magazine. I made a point of checking to see who made them and it referenced Dragonfly Cakes. The name stuck, so when I came across The Petit Four Cookbook by Brooks Coulson Nguyen and noticed that Dragonfly Cakes was her business,…..

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Raspberry Petits Fours

If you have always wanted to make picture-perfect petits fours at home, now you can, thanks to Brooks Coulson Nguyen. Chances are you have seen her gorgeous work in magazines such as Martha Stewart Wedding, Elegant Bride and others. Each tiny cake so pristine, so beautiful – and best of all – really delicious. The…..

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Whole Grain Breakfast Bowl

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Wheat berries are as whole a food as you can get. They are entire wheat kernels, unprocessed, except for the removal of their tough hulls. I’ve been adding them to bread dough for a while now, to give my loaves a wheaty, nutty flavor and great chewy texture. I’ve also been boiling and then draining…..

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Lemon ‘Yogurt’ Pound Cake with a Tangy Citrus Glaze

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Excerpted from “A LIGHTER WAY TO BAKE” by Lorraine Pascale. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from HarperCollinsPublishers. Photo Credit: Myles New. So I did battle with this cake. I tried it with pretty much everything as a substitute for butter. Low-fat cream cheese produced a very weird…..

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Baking Light With Lorraine Pascale

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Lorraine Pascale might not be a household name here in the U.S., but she is a bestselling cookbook author across the pond. Jamie Oliver calls her “the undisputed queen of the kitchen.” She came to the public’s attention with her BBC2 television series, Baking Made Easy, and went on to write books that included savory…..

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Maple Syrup Grades & Comparisons

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We love baking with maple syrup, and as Lauren mentions, the grade of syrup will affect the flavor of your baked goods. There are maple syrups that are as pale as the lightest honey and some so dark and rich that they look like molasses. I am lucky enough to live in New England and…..

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Baking with Maple Syrup

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According to archeological evidence, indigenous peoples of the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada produced maple syrup long before Europeans arrived. Collecting sap by boring holes in the trunks of maple trees, they would pour it into hollowed out logs and then toss white-hot stones into the logs to bring it to a boil, concentrating its…..

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Hummingbird Cupcakes

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The recipe for Hummingbird Cake, a spice cake moistened with pineapple and banana and covered in cream cheese frosting, first appeared in Southern Living magazine in 1978 and became in instant classic, generating dozens of variations. Here is one of ours, a cupcake version that portions out the rich and flavorful batter into manageable little…..

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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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When I was about 10 years old my mother held a dinner party, and for dessert, she served scoops of chocolate ice cream and raspberry sorbet – in the same bowl! This was an abomination to me; I couldn’t even fathom this mishmash. Well, palates do change and now dark chocolate and raspberry are a…..

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12 Perfect Passover Desserts

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Here are some of our favorite flourless desserts, culled from the Bakepedia archives for use during Passover. A star (*) indicates that the dessert is also dairy-free or that it can be made with dairy-free whipped topping in place of whipped cream. If a recipe calls for cornstarch, which is not kosher for Passover, substitute…..

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