Category: Breads



Are my breads, cookies, or cakes ready to come out of the oven? The ability to tell when products are baked properly seems to cause more trouble than almost any […]

How to Bake Almost Everything Perfectly



I stopped at a bakery café the other day and tried a slice of their zucchini bread. It was extraordinary. They had included pineapple, pecans, coconut, and citron. (It took […]

How to Make Ordinary Recipes Extraordinary








What if there was a breakfast food that was readily available, very nutritious, and inexpensive? What if you could eat it plain or use it a hundred different ways? What […]

How to Bake, Cook, and Live Better with Oats



Chinese cooking is not that much different than American cooking.  The recipes are different and there are a few different techniques.  You have to be able to stir fry for […]

A Newbie’s Guide to Chinese Cooking




FREE! Learn what they teach in culinary school–without the tuition! Baking is both an art and a science.  Learn how ingredients work, learn the secrets of the pro’s—all for free.  […]

How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking








“Eight of these ramekins – that’s the new muffin pan!“ We’ve baked sticky toffee pudding in these pretty little ramekins.  Now we wanted to do the same thing with muffins. […]

How to Make Fancy Filled Muffins in Ramekins!



We love banana muffins this time of year. They fill a void waiting for the summer harvest to come on.  Besides, we’ve frozen so many over-ripe bananas over the course […]

Three Ways to Make Superb Banana Muffins


Aubrey comes in every morning at 6:00 to bake for a couple hours before school.  At sixteen going on seventeen, she’s a remarkably good baker.  (Way to go Aubrey’s Mom!)  […]

How to Bake Perfect Brownies Every Time




I’ve been writing articles about food and baking for over ten years—I’m guessing several thousand articles. Sometimes the well just seems to run dry.  But for a magazine that we […]

Ask the Baker: Answers to Popular Questions