Baking

Special Occasion Eight Layer Cake

This is a devil’s food cake soaked with Chambord raspberry liqueur, alternately layered with white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate mousse, and topped with a rich espresso Mascarpone frosting.

The Famous Anzac Biscuit

These biscuits are symbols of the work carried out by the women at home, who relentlessly baked them for soldiers overseas to keep their morale high.

Apricot Shortbread Cookies

Brady Evans let’s her husband source some of the ingredients for these homemade Apricot Shortbread Cookies.

Poori, Puffy Golden Balls Of Fun.

One of the most dazzling, show stopping things one can present at a dinner party are the puffy little Indian breads known as Poori.

Mammie Moo’s Strawberry Shortcake

Sarah Kenney prepares a loving – and delicious – nostalgic surprise for her husband.

Rosemary & Parmesan Savory Cookies
Rosemary And Parmesan Savory Cookies

These are not the kind of cookies you dip in a huge glass of cold milk, but rather in some hot tea or a good soup.

a trio of nut free macarons
How to Make Nut Free Macarons

Culinary purists consider the very idea of a nut free macaron heresy. If almond flour defines a macaron, its absence defies it. Stella Parks begs to disagree.

Sweet Treats To Spoil Your Dad

Jules Clancy decides that chocolate and cookies is a better way to go for Father’s Day than beer and barbecue.

Whole Wheat Flatbreads

Brady Evans has a hard time finding some really good healthy bread alternatives in the grocery store, so she takes matters into her own hands.

Not The Supermarket: Homemade Oreos

Why go to the supermarket, when you can make an even better version right in your own kitchen?

Blackberry Maple Scones
Summer Memories: Blackberry Maple Scones

Kelsey Hilts likes to make scones all year, but there will always be something about them that reminds her of summer.

chocolate orange scones
Chocolate Orange Pecan Scones

Orange and chocolate is one of those combinations that always seem to just work.

Les Madeleines…And All Things Classic

French Madeleine cakes are a classic sweet to accompany equally classic great works of literature.

Swedish Chocolate Balls

Ewa Sack rolls up a batch of classic Swedish “Chokladbollar”.

Macaron Mogador – A Taste Of Heaven

The Macaron Mogador contains passion fruit and milk chocolate filling – and the combination tastes absolutely heavenly.

Katri Matri – Animal Crackers Indian style

A meeting between India and the US, Sonia Mangla creates a new take on the classic Indian summer snack Katri Matri.

Tea Time: Dried Apricot Scones

Although scones are traditionally made with lots of thick, rich cream, there’s no reason you can’t make scones with creme fraiche or sour cream.

Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Ever run into a situation where you need a batch of cookies quickly? This recipe is perfect.

Hershey's Brownies
Awesome Hershey Brownies

Sometimes, literally, life is like a box of chocolate. Or at least, making brownies is.

Birthday Honor: Coconut Lime Cake

Making a person’s birthday cake is one of the highest honors someone can ask of you. Brady Evans is up to the challenge.

Apple Oatmeal Streusel Muffins

Nandita Nataraj with a great healthy recipe for something right between breakfast bread and coffee cake.

Newcomers: Chocolate Sugar Cookies

When moving into a new neighborhood, it’s a good idea to have some chocolate sugar cookies ready as ice breakers.

Quick And Easy Cheese Buns

Baking doesn’t always have to be difficult and time consuming.

A Kick Of Lemon: Coconut Shortbread Lemongrass Bars

Sarah Schiffman is impressed with this coconut shortbread recipe from Bon Appetit.

Masterchef Buns And The Reality Of Human Nature

Tamara Novacoviç has lost some of her sense of privacy after becoming a food blogger. But she’s gained some great recipes.

Mini Bundt Cakes

Sonia Mangla bakes for a fabulous imaginary party. The cakes are very real though.

Hopi Blue Corn Tortillas

These colorful flat breads are sophisticated enough to add a lovely, warm edge to whatever it is that they are carrying, sweet or savory.

Conquering Yeast: Honey Oat Bread

Brittany Thomas is no quitter – and finally she is able to declare victory over yeast.

Super Quick And Easy Brioche Buns

Kalle Bergman travels to Paris with the help of his imagination and some Delish On the Double baby brioche buns.

Cooking Croatia: Crescents

Tamara Novacoviç with a recipe for crescents that don’t look like the usual kind of crescent-suspects.

Rieska – Finnish Potato Flat Bread

Maria Laitinen serves up a Finnish flat bread traditionally made with oat, barley or potato. Say hello to “Rieska”.

Puff Pastry Magic – Little Citrus Palmiers And Spicy Parmesan Swirls

These lovely citrus palmiers and spicy parmesan swirls turn out to be more addictive than Sonia Mangla had expected.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Jump-Start Summer With Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Kelsey Hilts decides to jump-start summer and make strawberry shortcake in the form of cupcakes.

Gooey Butter Cake – A St Louis Staple

Amrita Rawat works through her fear of butter while making the classic St Louis Gooey Butter Cake.

The Discovery Of Yeast, And How To Make Ciabatta

Sarah Kenney on the discovery of yeast and how playing with food can fuel the development of new dishes.

Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Amrita Rawat with the classic American cookie, infused with just a little bit of India.

May Your Bread Always Rise: Fitting Bread Baking Into A Busy Schedule

It’s actually not that difficult to fit baking bread into a busy schedule, and no magic abilities are needed to get the bread to rise properly. Sara Clevering tells more.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

A divine combination of white chocolate and raspberries wins Amrita Rawat over.

Swedish Kladdkaka – Sticky Chocolate Cake

Even if you don’t know what Kladdkaka means, you will fall in love with this recipe from Johanna Kindvall.

Cooking Croatia: Walnut Roll

Tamara Novacoviç with a bread recipe that can pose as a “typical” bread from many different countries.

Brownies – As Honest As It Gets

Is there anything easier, better and more honest than a brownie? Jules Clancy doesn’t think so.

Cooking The Magazines: Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins

Natalie McLaury considers herself a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines.

Unwrapped Cupcake
Key Lime Cupcakes

Sara Schewe finds a recipe that quenches her thirst for anything lime.

Nan Khatai
Nan Khatai – Indian Almond Semolina Cookies

Nan Khatai are eggless, crumbly cookies made with semolina and spiced with cardamom. Perfect for Afternoon Tea.

Black Sesame Macarons – Recipe

Black sesame seeds can be used to give Macarons more exotic and exciting look.

Sticky Date Loaf With Golden Syrup Butter

Amy Ta gets more than just a little bit excited about this recipe adapted from Quick Smart Cook.

Creative Baking: Pesto Rolls

Usually, Tamara Novacoviç’s Pesto Genovese ends up as the pasta sauce, but this time she gave it a more creative role. Roll! Role?

Lemon Cream Cheese Cake Pops
Lemon Cream Cheese Cake Pops

Will the appearance of cake pops at Starbucks mark the beginning of the inevitable cake pop backlash? Bria Helgerson is worried.

One A Penny, Two A Penny Hot Cross Buns

Valerie Harrison with the story of one of the most famous baked Easter goods.

Natural Buttercream Frosting Dyes
Natural Dyes For Buttercream Frosting And Easter Cupcakes

Kelsey Hilts continues to experiment with natural dyes, and today the turn has come to Cupcake frosting.

Pineapple Meringue Tarts
Pineapple Meringue Tarts

These lovely tarts will keep you going until 100 and beyond. Just like Great Aunt Tadsie.

Mazanec Czech Easter Bread
Mazanec And Other Czech Easter Traditions

In Prague, Easter celebrations are more about welcoming spring than anything else.

Untraditional: Chai Spiced Carrot Cake For Easter

Amrita Rawat gets a craving for Carrot Cake this Easter, and blames the ever present Easter Bunny for reminding her to eat more carrots.

Cooking Croatia: Easter In Croatia And Traditional Croatian Easter Cake

Tamara Novacoviç on Croatian Easter traditions, and with a recipe for the delicious traditional Easter cake.

Homemade Graham Crackers

Brooke Dowdy gets a book that inspires her to dig deeper into the world of flours.

Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns

One of the most classic Easter baking recipes, interpreted by Kelsey Hilts.

Deliciously Greek – Koulouria: Greek Easter Cookies

Pam Kananvos takes us on a trip through the pastry shops of Athens, and introduces us to the typical Greek Easter cookies – Koulouria.

Lent Recipe: Mexican Capirotada Bread Pudding

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack shares her secret family recipe for the classic Mexican Lent bread pudding Capirotada.

Banana Chiffon Cake
Fluffy Banana Chiffon Cake

Amrita Rawat makes a case for chiffon cakes, and offers a banana variation that sells us on the concept.

Grandma’s Rustic Fruit Cake

Tamara Novacoviç finds her Grandma’s recipe notebook and decides to give a rustic fruit cake a try. It turns out fabulous.