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Fake Pain au Chocolat Will Make Your Friends Think You Went to Pastry School

The supreme joy that come from eating a warm chocolate croissant—or <i>pain au chocolat</i>, if we’re being proper—with a cup of coffee on the side remains …

Chocolate dacquoise cake

The demo I was to give was in front of around 50 of the top chefs and pastry chefs in the country so, needless to say, I was a little …

Mocha Poke Cake

• 1 Box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix<br>• 3.9 oz. Package Jell-O Instant Chocolate Pudding<br>• 1 tbsp Instant Espresso Powder<br>• 4 Eggs<br>• 1 cup Sour Cream<br>• ¾ …

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

What is a Baked Alaska?

A Baked Alaska is a dessert with a long – and delicious – history. It is made by topping a piece of sponge cake with a generous scoop or slab of ice …

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Vanilla is probably my favorite flavor of cake and I’ll almost always pick up a slice of vanilla cake or a vanilla cupcake when given the choice …

Many Mini Mummies

October 13, 2014<p>Mini mummies! And a bunch of them. I was inspired to make these little guys by the Mummies in my new Cake Pops Halloween Book.<p>Here’s …

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

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DIY: Hanging Garden Shelves for a Small Space

Do not be scared off by the power tools. Designer Ben Uyeda’s hanging garden shelves are actually easy to make (well, at least according to the …

The Vegan Experience: 60 Great Vegan Recipes

GalleryThe Vegan Experience: 60 Great Vegan Recipes<p>Another year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, but that doesn't mean the wonderful recipes have to disappear for the rest of the year. Here are all 60 of my vegan recipes from both 2012 and 2013, ranging from soups to snacks to …

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Frozen Lemon Meringue

This delicious frozen lemon meringue is my all-time go-to gluten-free recipe, which I like to change sometimes by experimenting with different …

Breads You Can Mix By Hand (+ How to Make Ciabatta)

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i><i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Who</i> …

Chocolate Cake Baked in an Orange Recipe

Ingredients (2)<p>10 oranges<br>• 1 recipe chocolate cake batter, prepared in advance (box mix is fine)<p>Think baking a cake is impossible while camping? Think …

Mini Lemon Layer Cake

A layer cake is always a lovely dessert to put out at the end of a meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a love of desserts. …

Mini Pineapple Lime Upside Down Cakes

Pineapple upside down cakes are fun to make and fun to eat. They’re assembled in a pan upside down, with a layer of sugar and pineapple on the bottom …

Graham Cracker Crumb Crust

A graham cracker crust is an easy to make option for all kinds of pies and desserts. A graham cracker crust will come together much more quickly than …

Key Lime Chiffon Pie

Key lime pie is a fantastic summertime dessert. It’s cool, creamy filling and bright sweet-tart lime flavor is refreshing even on the hottest day. …

Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Adding sour cream to the dough imparts richness and a bit of tang, and doesn’t thin it out too much.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup sour cream<p>4 tablespoons heavy cream, divided<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper …

What's the Difference Between Dutch Process and Natural Cocoa Powder?

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>There's a kitchen stereotype that bakers are meticulous and measure everything to the gram. They follow directions to the letter, all while savory cooks are throwing food into pots Swedish Chef style.<p>Sometimes I wish I baked like …

How to Spatchcock a Chicken, Step-by-Step

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Meet your summer-friendly hack for roast chicken: the spatchcock</i> …

How To Make Fluff from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Quit scouring the supermarket aisles for canned fluff. Sydney Kramer from The Crepes of Wrath shows you how to whip up a homemade version of this</i> …

83 Egg Recipes That We Always Crave

83 egg recipes is a lot of egg recipes. But is it enough?<p>Shockingly enough, Americans once ate twice as many eggs as they do today. Bring back the glory days with these 83 egg recipes, prepared every way you could imagine (baked! fried! poached! more!).

Garlic Cheese Bread

This Garlic Herb Cheese Bread is made with just few simple ingredients, namely bread dough, garlic, butter, parsley and cheese. You can buy the bread dough from the store or make your own. I like to make mine during the summer times, when the weather is hot, and the dough rises faster. Homemade …

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15 Delicious No Bake Desserts

I wrote a check this morning and I realized that is was already August. Clearly my days and months have all just smooshed together this summer. In my …

Tropical Tiki Cookies

I’ve been on a tiki kick all summer long – it’s hard not to feel inspired after you’ve had one or two tropical drinks! These Tropical Tiki Cookies …

Alive and Kicking

Makes 4 Servings<p>Orangerie is a Scotch whisky that’s been infused with orange peel, clove, and cassia; it can be sourced online.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>demerara simple syrup<p>1 tablespoon demerara sugar<p>cocktail<p>4 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>4 oz. fernet (preferably Contratto)<p>3 oz. amaro (preferably …