Author Archives: Baking Better

Classic American Buttercream

Frosting, my favorite part of the cake, I’m convinced that cake was invented to hold up frosting, am I right? Were gonna make the real deal here, that frosting that is on bake sale cupcakes, birthday cakes etc..  If you … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a classic a cookie that is almost universally loved, I mean who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?   Let’s get this started, here is what you’ll need. So what’s with that ginormous tub of chocolate chips?  I get … Continue reading

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How to separate an egg!

Here is a quick tip that you will find useful in lots of baking recipes. Separating egg whites from egg yolks is quite easy, but if you have never done it before it can seem tricky.  Here is a quick … Continue reading

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Brownies!

Who doesn’t love brownies?  Fudgy goodness, comfort food at its best. Here is my favorite recipe for brownies, it is a great “pantry staple” type recipe, no fancy melted chocolate, very little fuss.  And did I say fudgy? Let’s start … Continue reading

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Butter, margarine, lard……

Fat, yup, fat, that’s what we are talking about today. Fat in your baked goods, unlike your behind is a good thing.  Fat serves different roles in baked goods from flavor, to tenderness, to helping it leaven (rise). Which fats … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Here is a pan full of yum, great for a weekend breakfast, great to make for company! Blueberry coffee cake recipe First prepare the  8×8 pan by greasing lightly and dusting with flour. Here is the cast of characters, most … Continue reading

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Measuring Flour?

Yes, you read the title correctly, I’m doin’ a post on measuring flour! This might be one of the biggest mistakes that beginning bakers make.  Professional bakers weigh their ingredients which is by far the best way, but I understand … Continue reading

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Bread!

So are you really intimidated by the thought of making your own homemade bread WITHOUT a bread machine?  Well SNAP OUT OF IT!  It’s really easy if you know a few simple steps! Here is a really easy basic white … Continue reading

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Quick Breads, What are they exactly?

Hey Ya’ll, I guess that it would have been better to put this post BEFORE my recipe for zucchini bread, but I forgot! Muffins, biscuits, beer batter breads, waffles, pancakes, etc. all fall into the quick bread category.  Quick breads … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

For my first recipe, were startin’ off slow, something easy. Zucchini is everywhere in the summer, it’s the kind of thing that gardeners are begging people to take, this stuff multiplies like crazy, it’s like the rabbit of the vegetable world. First … Continue reading

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