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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...

What are you baking these days? February 2020 - Tenth Anniversary Edition!

by buttertart 10 days ago

Hello everyone! Jumping the gun a little on February, because it marks the 10th anniversary of What Are You Baking! Hard to believe it's been that long. I'm happy to have started it and ha...


Chiffon cake: Half good half bad

by roosevelts 4 days ago

Hi, first time poster here. Yesterday I made a chiffon cake. Thought all was well until I cut into it and found that the top half was quite nice but the bottom kind of a disaster - damp and dens...

First Quarter 2020 Baking Cookbook of the Month: FOOD52 GENIUS DESSERTS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 25 days ago

Welcome to our First Quarter Baking COTM, running through March 2020, FOOD52 GENIUS DESSERTS: 100 RECIPES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU BAKE. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of ...


Whipped Cream Frosting on Asian Cakes?

by day963 2 days ago

Hi all! Got a question for the bakers. I am a big fan of sweets and I tend to lean on the eastern-style/Asian style cakes that have a lighter cake and a whipped cream frosting. I have made an Asian...

King Kelly Orange Marmalade replacement?

by salemjan 1 month ago

Does anyone else miss King Kelly Orange Marmalade? Have you found anything that equals it? I'd love to know what to buy instead. Many thanks!


Am I going to be sick?

by Sassefras 6 days ago

I was making brownies and when I put in an egg I could tell it was spoiled. Right away I scooped out the little bit that had gotten in, went ahead and finished, then baked them. Will they make me s...

Pate choux shapes - craquelin

by Nordiska 10 days ago

I want to make heart shaped cream puffs. Would a heart shaped craquelin topping help keep the heart shape when baking?

If you wanted really good apples for a pie where would you buy them?

by Aston01 15 days ago

A lot the apples I buy at the various grocery stores look really good but don't necessarily have a great deal of flavor when you actually attempt to make them the centerpiece of a dessert. They tas...

Muffin batter overnight?

by azturtle 11 years ago

I was too ambitious in my baking plans for the night. I've got some pound cakes in the oven baking now and I'd planned to put in some muffins when the cakes came out but I think I'll be too tired. ...

Cake Flour 5 years past its "Best by" date

by masha 1 year ago

I've got an unopened carton of Swan's Cake Flour with a "best by" date of June 2013. Is it usable? I am not worried about food safety as the box is completely sealed and I believe the flour is ins...

Bread scratch [bread machines]

by fionasit 15 days ago

Bread machine. I'm going to start making bread I haven't made it since I was very young letting it rise and washing the counter putting it back to the proof What I like to hear is from bread machi...

Hall of Fame Sweets

by sallyt 3 months ago

Walker suggested this great idea for a thread - please post your all-time favorite sweets with links or recipes!

Fall Quarter 2019 Baking Cookbook of the Month: THE BAKING BIBLE

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 months ago

Welcome to our Fall Quarter 2019 Baking COTM, THE BAKING BIBLE by Rose Levy Beranbaum, running from October through December 2019. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes in...

Long lost recipe

by fionasit 15 days ago

I am looking for a recipe for Rumaugaret sp? I know t there's cream flower butter and cinnamon it's so Norwegian recipe. I've had it in Wisconsin at a farm. Any Norwegians on chow?

Costco cranberry orange bisconie

by gsdlvr 1 month ago

Have you tried them? I love them - the texture and the flavor, but they only make them during the holidays. If you've had them and have a recipe to duplicate them, please share with me! Thank y...

Cream cheese substitute for baking

by kittyfood 18 days ago

I live in New Orleans, and I want to make a king cake with a Mexican twist for a tamale party. I plan to make a guava filling, but cream cheese would make it even better. The hostess has digestive ...

Roasted Pork Belly Help for Crispy Skin

by day963 26 days ago

In the process of making an HK style roasted pork belly but whenever I have done it in the past I've had some problems. My process usually goes with poking holes on the pork skin, adding a bed of s...