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Baking 101: The Best Cake Flour Substitute

Let’s talk about cake flour!<p>You might recognize cake flour as that ever-present box in the back of your parents’ refrigerator. Maybe that’s just me. …

How to Stale Bread in a Pinch

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Forgot to stale the bread? Not to worry -- stay calm, follow these steps, and carry on.</i><p>So you think your days of emergency bread-staling are over, do …


Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>With three options for plating this one recipe, everyone in the family—from the most daring adventure seekers to the pickiest eaters—is …

Driving the Wall of Death

Take one part centrifugal force, add two parts pure fearlessness.<p>During festivities on the third day of Eid ul-Fitr, a feast holiday marking the end of the Ramadan season, a particularly daring circus performer drives a car along the Wall of Death at a local Afghan carnival as a perilously close …


Top Gear’s worst cars in the world

Top Gear

Week in pictures: Frankfurt calling


Top 10 debuts at Frankfurt


Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabrios revealed

One of the fastest and most useable supercars in the world is now available without a roof.<p>When we first drove the new Porsche Turbo S, it was literally too fast for our eyes. The way the four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steer monster put down 553bhp and a ludicrous 553 torques and proceeded to shoot …

Automotive Design

If you like Ron Howard's Rush

A clash of titanic egos between Formula 1 racing drivers, beautiful women and stunningly fast cars. Sums up director Ron Howard’s new movie,Rush, right? Well, not so fast.<p>Mr Howard’s film, which opens on 27 September in the US, depicts the battle between the McLaren team’s James Hunt and Ferrari’s …

Motor Racing

McLaren 12C GT Sprint: The gentleman’s racer

McLaren Automotive has never built a car – with the possible exception of the somewhat oafish Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – that did not have the soul of a Le Mans winner. The MP4-12C is no exception.<p>This year, the British sports-car maker expands its menu with the 12C GT Sprint, a car that is more …

Sports Cars

Week in pictures: Viper losing its charm?

Sports Cars

Magnificent sixes

General Motors

Sesto Elemento: Hammond drives Lambo’s carbon life form

This is like being in a cage full of vets tending a dragon.<p>A bizarre image to have in my head but, given the scene, it’s the only thing I can think of.<p>The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. One of just 20 in existence. Two million pounds, more power to weight than a Bugatti Veyron, zero to 60mph in under …

Carbon Fiber

Counting down Top Gear’s 41 most memorable moments

Top Gear

How quick is the new Alfa Romeo 4C around the 'Ring?

‘Tis the season for automakers to squeal tires on Germany’s vaunted Nurburgring Nordschleife. For a production car with performance intent, a great lap time on the 14.2-mile circuit provides equals instant global street cred. And the new Alfa Romeo 4C has delivered.<p>The mid-engined two-seater, makes …

Alfa Romeo

Audi RS Q3, from cute to brute

It’s an odd move: Audi’s in-house speed shop, Quattro GmbH, ignored the Q7 and Q5 as potential recipients of its most revered performance moniker, instead choosing to unleash its particular brand of mayhem on the littlest SUV in the family. Behind the wheel of the RS Q3, however, no one is likely …


Week in pictures: Meet Lambo's open-air Veneno

Sports Cars

McLaren at last confirms the P1's performance figures

Brace yourselves people, for McLaren has announced the performance figures for the P1. The numbers are alarmingly… small. And also quite big – the claimed combined fuel figure, for instance, is 34.0mpg.But that’s not the one you’re really after is it? Here’s what you need to know. We’ll be back …


Week in pictures: BMW brings up baby

Le Mans

Range Rover gets stretched

Unless you’re, say, an especially tall giraffe or Jeremy Clarkson, it’s unlikely you’ll find the standard Range Rover too tight for space in the back.<p>But for those who require a little more length from their luxury 4x4 limo, Land Rover has today pulled the (very long) covers from the long wheelbase …

Land Rover

Nine military vehicles you can buy

General Motors

Alfa Romeo 4C: Love, Italian style

The tortured, teased Alfisti have suffered long enough and it’s time somebody told it to them straight about the baby supercar, that one your favourite Italian carmaker has promised you.<p>Alfa Romeo has promised that the 4C is everything the brand’s most fervent defenders have been hoping for, a …

Alfa Romeo

At Super Bowl, Jaguar will speak the King’s English

Jaguar would like to remind 100m television viewers that it is, indeed, quite British.<p>To that end, it will air a 30-second advert directed by Tom Hooper, the Academy Award-winning director of The King’s Speech, during Super Bowl XLVIII on 2 February. The automaker’s first-ever spot produced for the …

North America

A Ferrari fit for a child

“It’s not a simple plastic child’s car with pedals.”<p>Among great automotive understatements of 2013, this would earn a place of privilege. Alain Squindo, vice president of Ontario, Canada-based RM Auctions, was speaking of the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa, a hand-built confection manufactured in Italy …


Nissan BladeGlider takes 'Wing

EV technology is interesting, but not particularly... cool. Something Nissan is keen to address with the BladeGlider Concept, which may give us a glimpse into the future of its sports cars.<p>But before we get under this thing's skin, here's something: there's a chance it might – might – reach …

North America

Subaru versus the volcano

When Subaru tapped its XV Crosstrek to spawn the company’s first hybrid, it did so with the usual goal of improving fuel economy.<p>But the Japanese automaker has more on the mind than mere miles per gallon. Being a Subaru, the gasoline-electric Crosstrek was expected to perform at least as well as …


The Gallardo LP560-2, Lamborghini’s white ghost

“If you just want to know the time, buy a Seiko.” That was my late father-in-law’s justification for owning a beautiful, if anachronistic, mechanical Rolex wristwatch.<p>The 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50˚ Anniversario is a stripped-down, rear-wheel-drive, manual-transmission, limited-edition …


Week in pictures: When Van Damme met Volvo

Top Gear

Jaguar F-Type Coupe is here

This is the F-Type Coupe, the car Jaguar is heralding as the “most dynamically capable, performance focused” road car in its history.<p>It'll have to be: this is the two-door that Jag hopes will dish out a kicking to both the Porsche Cayman <i>and</i> 911.<p>With very British resolve, Jag has taken the fight to …

Jaguar Cars

Oddballs at the 2013 Tokyo motor show

Electric Vehicles