Adventures in (Baked) Alaska

  Chocolate cake, ice cream, and meringue–there could be no better combination in one dessert, and our customers would absolutely agree. It’s one thing to make baked Alaska for six people.  It’s another to make baked Alaska for 106. What is Baked Alaska? A baked Alaska is a scrumptious, baked ice cream dessert made in three parts.  The base is a layer of cake, usually chocolate. Then there is a layer of ice cream.  The dessert is then covered with meringue and baked in a hot oven just long enough to brown the meringue.  The meringue insulates the ice cream …

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How To Make Oven Fries

Choose a FREE Bread Mix! Add it to cart and use code “Z123” at checkout. One of my favorite things to pair with homemade burgers is french fries, but deep frying the fries in oil can be pretty tricky and often makes quite the mess. Here’s how you can make oven fries. The Best Oven Fries We’ve Ever Made Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds russet or other baking potatoes (not peeled) 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt pepper Instructions Preheat the Oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or use a crisper and …

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Fresh Tomatoes and Cheese Baked French Toast

This baked French toast is a type of cheesy baked custard that works as a main dish for brunch, lunch, or dinner.  It also works well as an overnight French toast because you can let the bread slices and egg mixture sit in the fridge overnight, so all you have to do in the morning is bake it and top it. This is a great dish for tomato lovers. Choosing the Bread for Your Baked French Toast The rule for French toast has always been to use a thicker bread, and that’s even more true for baked French toast. The …

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If you can make dinner rolls, you can make baked donuts

Baked donuts have been a great discovery.  They’re as good as those raised, glazed deep fried donuts with a whole lot less trouble and every bit as good. We’ve served them in the store, occasionally, for several weeks and folks love them. They’re filled donuts. I haven’t made them without filling but I suppose they are just as good. And I can’t take credit for the idea.  I found the idea in an ethnic cookbook.  I think they had a Middle-Eastern origin.  The author didn’t call them donuts but they pass for what we call donuts. The Concept The concept …

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Two Ways to Make Baked Donuts

Donuts are usually fried.  Deep frying is not my favorite way to cook, but I love donuts.  So, when I came across a way to bake donuts, I was very interested.  I was even more so when I found a second way.  The first came with the discovery of a donut pan.  It’s like a muffin pan but the cavities are shaped like donuts.  You fill them with a donut batter and bake them like muffins.  They’re even a little crispy like a donut.  (The recipe is fat-free; fat softens the crust.) We sell a line of mixes for the …

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