Keyword: Bread


“How much chocolate can you put in a brownie before it’s too much chocolate?” We asked ourselves that question years ago—and then went to work to solve it.  Batch after […]

How much chocolate is too much chocolate?





For brunch, we like to be just a touch extravagant. We made this for Saturday brunch recently and it was fabulous. Best of all, it was quick and easy.                                                                                                              […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast



Cherry Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting You can braid nearly any bread—including your favorite recipe. We often grab a mix—that makes it even easier. And you can stuff your bread […]

How to Make Stuffed Braided Bread


I may have the most fun job on the planet!   I’m a food explorer.  I have an office just down the hall from the test kitchen.  I don’t do all […]

Seven Kitchen Breakthroughs I Love



If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much flour or a flour with too high of a protein content.  Unless you want a […]

New Cookie Troubleshooting Guide


Ingredients Cookies are wonderful concoctions of flour, sugar, and a fat—usually butter and eggs. To these basic ingredients, we add fruit, nuts, and flavors. If we start out with compromised […]

A Baker’s Cookie Guide



Includes Notes on Other “Essentials” Ovens drive me nuts!  The temperature is all over the board. In my experience, they’re not very precise even when new.  But the mechanics of […]

Bread Essentials: Oven Thermometer


What a Dough Conditioner Does A good dough conditioner does three things: It “conditions” the protein strands so they are longer and more elastic (I have no idea how that […]

Bread Essentials: Dough Conditioner



Includes “How to Test Doneness with a Thermometer.” You cannot bake bread without a good thermometer. Yeast is very sensitive to temperature; you have to create the right environment for […]

Bread Essentials: A Kitchen Thermometer


Three Things that Every Bread Baker Should Have and Why Baking bread is not hard but it pays to know the essentials and the science about baking.  We’ve written a […]

Three Essentials for Bread Bakers



Dennis Weaver One of our good subscribers emailed me the other day with a question about yeast.  I probably gave him way too much detail but I thought I would […]

What Every Baker NEEDS to Know About Yeast


Dennis Weaver This article is adapted from How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking, Chapter 3.  If you would like a free downloadable copy of this chapter, click […]

The Secrets of Great Breads




Dennis Weaver With the exception of the picture of the Tetons, the landscape images were taken in Eastern Idaho by Debbie Frantzen. This is our favorite time of year for […]

How to Have Great Picnics in the Fall



Still got Zucchini? Make a Chocolate Zucchini Cake In this post, you will find recipes for a pound cake made in a loaf, a bundt cake, and layer cake. You’ll […]

Zucchini Chocolate Cake




We got the idea for this monkey bread from a recipe that we found on our friend Linda Kilbride’s site, Recipe Goldmine. We thought our Swedish Vanilla Almond Bread would […]

Cherry Almond Monkey Bread Recipe


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