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How to Bake the Best Bread With and Without a Bread Machine

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Nothing beats the comfort, taste and smell of fresh-baked bread. Unfortunately, making bread can be labor …

27 Baking Infographics that All Bakers Need

Cookies, Cakes, and Cinnamon rolls are a bakers delight. But do you know why your cookies never seem to turn out just right? Or why trying to bake …

First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

The Very Best Banana Cake; Eating Confessions & Cook With Me!

10 Recipes Every Ina Garten Fan Should Master

Whether she’s using fresh herbs from her garden or assembling a beautiful platter for friends, you can bet that <b>Ina Garten</b> has a plan for elevating …

Milano Cookies

<i>Milano cookies. You know what we’re talking about, yes? The buttery cookies made by Pepperidge Farm that are darn near impossible to not inhale by</i> …

Recipe: Foolproof French Macarons

Not to be confused with the sweet coconut based Macaroons, French Macarons (pronounced <i>mah-kah-ROHN)</i> are light, airy and delicate meringue sandwich …

Rosemary Focaccia

5 stars based on 59 votes<p>Perfect for feeding a crowd, focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread baked in a sheet pan. It’s made …

Photograph: Felicity Cloake/Guardian<p>Master chefs of France’s creme caramel.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/6/1430934689946/dc4b4958-4abf-421c-8039-a12d1133f891-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity Cloake/Guardian<p>Master chefs of France’s creme …

Baking

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Churros (Mexican Fritters)

Bring butter, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and 2 1⁄4 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove and discard cinnamon, and add …

Recipes

Vanilla-Glazed Yeast Donuts

Combine yeast, 1 tbsp. sugar, and 6 tbsp. water heated to 115° in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; let sit until foamy, …

Polpettone in umido con funghi (Meatloaf in Tomato and Mushroom Sauce)

As the temperatures dip, I find myself seeking out comfort foods. And what says ‘comfort’ more than a good <b>meatloaf</b>? And, yes, Italians make meatloaf …

Red velvet cake recipe

The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York shares the recipe for its legendary red velvet cake<p><b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><br>3 ounces (or 85g) dark chocolate, chopped<br>2 cups (or 400g) granulated sugar<br>4 large eggs<br>1 ½ cups (or 450ml) vegetable oil<br>1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract<br>2 cups (or 220g) plain flour<br>2 ¼ …

The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

Let me start this lengthy guide with a very simple, but often overlooked, tip: don't ever serve buttercream—any kind of buttercream—cold. Don't do it! Why? Because cold buttercream is very, very firm, which makes it way less creamy and a whole lot more like you're just eating sweet cold butter. So …

Vanilla Crumb Cake

A coffee cake with a buttery crumb topping is hard to resist. Most crumb toppings include cinnamon or other spices, both because spices add a great …