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A Brownie à la Mode You Can Make, Bake & Eat Right in the Pan

It probably happens as often to me as it does to you: <i>serious</i> chocolate craving. I’m not talking about the kind that’s satisfied by a measly square of chocolate or a handful of chocolate chips. I’m talking about the kind of desperate hankering that longs for a rich, gooey, fudgy, warm chocolate …

The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Crimes Against Pizza: An Opinionated Guide to Not Messing Up Your Pie

Pizza may be one of the most universally beloved foods known to mankind. How many other dishes have inspired thousands of books, super weird music, entire clothing lines, and their very own museums?<p>So why is so much of the pizza out there just plain <i>terrible</i>? I'm talking crusts that run the gamut …

Violet Bakery's Cinnamon Buns Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> If you can make scones (or muffins or banana bread), you can make these sparkly, gloriously poufed cinnamon rolls—no waiting for yeast to do its thing. It’s all because the tiny Violet Bakery didn’t have the space to proof yeasted doughs, so founder Claire Ptak had to get crafty with …

Baking

Pesto Salmon Pasta

This super easy and elegant recipe for Pesto Salmon Pasta is perfect for company. Plan it into your menu for the week; have grilled salmon steaks one …

One Perfect Cake, Unlimited Ways to Customize It

I love an everyday cake. Not necessarily a cake that you eat every single day—just one that you <i>could</i>, and one that doesn’t require much fanfare or intense grocery shopping. One that you can whip up with ease, even on a Tuesday; one that you’d be proud to take to a dinner party; one that is low-key …

How to Make Rough Puff Pastry

Puff pastry is an ingredient that most of us buy at the market, rather than make at home. Puff pastry is made by laminating layers of dough and …

Baking

Pineapple Cake

This easy Pineapple Cake has a fresh flavor and wonderful smooth and velvety texture. I love cakes that have fruit in the batter. The fruit adds …

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

The Ultimate Cocoa Walnut Brownies

1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 325°F and line the inside of an 8" x 8" square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving 2-inch overhangs and pressing the foil …

How to make the perfect no-bake cheesecake

The perfect combination of rich-but-not-overly-so topping and crunchy base is very hard to get right. So what is the secret to this cheater’s cheesecake?<p>When I was growing up in the 80s, cheesecake came in two varieties: half defrosted from a Sara Lee packet – for special occasions – or served (not …

Food

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

3 Healthy Chicken Recipes for When You Need Some Meal Inspo

When you have no idea what to make for dinner, chicken is always a good idea—it's mild in flavor, it's ultra versatile, and dare we mention that it's …

The Old Spaghetti Factory’s Creamy Pesto Salad Dressing

A rich and creamy dried basil pesto dressing that tastes just like the Old Spaghetti Factory's! And did I mention it's super easy to make??There are …

Healthy Eating

Skillet Pizza Dip

5 from 1 vote<p>Skillet Pizza Dip<p>Prep Time<p>10 mins<p>Cook Time<p>25 mins<p>Total Time<p>35 mins<p>This Skillet Pizza Dip is extra cheesy, creamy and the perfect …

Recipes

The Fastest Stir-Fries for the Busiest Weeknights

When that mid-week brain sets in and you're seriously stumped on what to cook for dinner, you don't have to resort to grabbing a pizza on your way …

Cooking

Falafel

<b>What is Falafel?</b><p><b>Falafel</b> is a deep fried ball or patty that is made from chickpeas or fava beans and spices. It is a vegetarian food and is one of the …

Homemade Frappuccino!

Guess what? I have something to tell you! It’s very important. Are you ready? Here goes.<p>Today is National Coffee Day!<p>No really. It is. And while …

Coffee

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Moroccan Pita Bread (Batbout) Recipe

While Middle Eastern pita bread is baked in the oven, the Moroccan equivalent, <i>batbout</i>, is cooked stove top in a skillet or on a griddle.<p>Also known as</i> …

7 moves that are a sure-shot way to fire up the fat burn

Working out every day of the week can often feel like a drag. More often than not, we find ourselves demotivated with the thought of the same daily …

How to Rescue Swiss Buttercream, No Matter the Problem

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you start with a recipe for Swiss meringue buttercream like mine—one that includes some target temperatures for guidance—it's easy to get perfect results. But when recipes assume "room-temperature" butter means the same thing to everyone, perfection becomes a …

30 *Totally* Impressive Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

For some, the idea of cooking from scratch sounds like a nuisance; why waste time making your own sauces, spices, and spreads when you can grab them ready-made at the store? But more people are taking the homemade route these days, and we encourage you to give it a go. Salad dressing is an easy …

Healthy Eating

This No-Bake Cheesecake Takes 15 Minutes to Make

<b>Make the crust:</b> Place the graham crackers, sugar, and salt in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and pulse into an even crumb, about …

Baking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Segment Citrus Like a Pro

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p>Are knife skills on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Segmenting citrus is one of the most satisfying (and fun) things you can do with a sharp knife! The results are …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Boston Pastry Chefs' Top Tips for Home Bakers

For Eater Boston’s first-ever Sweets Week, professional pastry chefs from Boston-area restaurants have weighed in on several survey questions; we’ll be sharing their answers throughout the week. Today’s question: <b>What’s your top tip for home bakers trying to up their game?</b><p>Read on for the chefs’ …