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Maple Syrup Season 2016

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Maple Syrup Season 2016   The Bakepedia Test Kitchen is in New England and this time of year brings us thoughts of everything maple syrup related. Even though we had an unusually warm winter, maple syrup season 2016 is on tap (get the joke?) to...Continue Reading •••
    

“A Fine Dessert” Celebrates Women & the History of Desserts

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Celebrate Women’s History Month March is National Women’s History Month and it is a perfect time to celebrate all the amazing recipes and baked goods that women have handed down and preserved through the centuries. In A Fine Dessert, author Emily Jenkins takes us through four centuries following four different families and we watch how they make…..

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Perfecting Pie Crust with Evan Kleiman at Craftsy

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Craftsy Has a Fabulous Class on Pie Crust This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. What is it about pie crust? The prospect of making it strikes fear in bakers. I learned by watching my Nana and she never measured. She would scoop flour…..

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Baking & Dessert Contests: How to Win!

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How to Win a Baking Contest I judged a pudding contest yesterday. I am still full – but such is the plight of the judge. What I wanted to do here was write about how you, as a contestant, can have a better chance at winning. Of course many contests are for fun and/or charity,…..

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Askinosie Chocolate’s “Chocolate University”

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A Trip of a Lifetime to Tanzania to Study Chocolate at the Source Yes, the title is a mouthful, but the following post is by Lawren Askinosie (seen above in patterned pants) of Askinosie Chocolate and her company does indeed have a Chocolate University. Years ago her then new company came to my attention as a small player making quality chocolate……

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How Dropping Something on the Floor Cemented My Friendship with Rose Levy Beranbaum

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Rose Levy Beranbaum’s New Book, The Baking Bible, is Coming Soon All the buzz is about Rose Levy Beranbaum‘s forthcoming book, The Baking Bible. We received our advanced copy, took it into the kitchen, baked and played with it and will be reporting all about it in late October. But for me, my relationship with Rose…..

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Oliver Farm: Georgia’s Best Pecan Flour, Pecan Oil and More

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A Centennial Farm of Georgia Our Test Kitchen was sent a care package from Oliver Farm near Pitts, Georgia. This Wilcox County farm was named as a Centennial Farm by the state of Georgia denoting the fact that the working farm has been owned and operated by the same family for 100 years or more. That’s Clay Oliver and his family…..

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Recreating the Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Nestlé debuted their semisweet chocolate morsels 75 years ago, which is cause for a celebration in my book. Recently, I became a bit obsessed with recreating the original chocolate-chip cookie recipe that started the craze. Back in the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield whipped these cookies up in the kitchen of her restaurant, The Toll House in…..

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