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Making homemade apple strudel calls for some bare-knuckle baking
Apple strudel is a trifecta of desserts: It's fun to say ("struuuu-dle"), fun to eat and — trust us — fun to make.
Got beets? Got zucchini? Then you have the secrets to tasty quick breads
August 16, 2017
No sneaky nutrition here. Vegetables are proud ingredients in these quick breads.
Making your own Danish pastries is like taking a mini-vacation – with butter
June 7, 2017
Tender Danish pastries are glorious to eat, but making your own can be good for your mental health.
October 17, 2018
Recipe: Individual Pavlovas With Lemon Curd
Individual Pavlovas With Lemon Curd Makes 10 to 12. Note: The recipe is adapted from “BakeWise” by Shirley Corriher. You can make your own superfine…
October 17, 2018
The baking mysteries of the incredible, edible egg ... explained
Medium, large or jumbo. Room temperature or cold. These are some of the questions that stump many bakers.
July 18, 2018
Recipe: Blueberry-Rhubarb Slab Pie
Blueberry-Rhubarb Slab Pie Serves 12 to 16. Note: This dough recipe makes enough for 1 double-crust 9-inch pie. For the larger slab pie, you’ll need…
July 18, 2018
Choose the right fat when making pastries (there are plenty of options)
Butter, lard, shortening or oil — which you choose makes a difference in how good the resulting baked good will be.
June 6, 2018
Recipe: Classic Buttermlk Biscuits
Classic Buttermilk Biscuits Makes 8 (2 1/2-inch) biscuits. Note: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can thin 1/2 cup plain yogurt with milk…
June 6, 2018
Baking Central: Buttermilk Biscuits show how leavening works
Your choice of leavener when baking will depend on the finished product.
May 9, 2018
Know your sugars, from demerara to muscovado to confectioner's
White or brown, sugar is essential to most baked goods. But each kind has its own character.
March 1, 2018
Don't call it plain – vanilla is complex, even smoky, and may be a baker's best friend
Despite its reputation as bland, vanilla is a baker's best friend.
February 28, 2018
Recipe: Vanilla Pound Cake
Vanilla Pound Cake Serves 16. Note: A Bundt pan is best, but a tube pan (angel-food cake pan) works fine, too. If you have vanilla…
January 25, 2018
What's up with different cinnamons? Can I choose wrong? Not really.
Don't worry too much about different cinnamon varieties when baking.
July 26, 2017
Piecaken — yes, a pie inside a cake! — gets a makeover that kids can bake
How do you get a pie inside a cake? Let your kids figure out this puzzle of a dessert challenge.
May 4, 2017
Swirls of light and dark rye dough make a looker of a loaf
The swirls and curves of dark and light rye add some pizazz where it's least expected, especially with sandwiches.
March 22, 2017
We're all ears for British arlettes, a treat we know as elephant ears
No matter what you call these crisp and flaky wafers of sugary, cinnamony, buttery pastry, they are both a bit technical and a little challenging. But they're delicious.
March 15, 2017
Recipe: Butter Roasted Leeks
Butter Roasted Leeks Serves 4 to 6. Note: Pair these with roast chicken or toss with pasta, fold into an omelet or strew on pizza.…
February 15, 2017
Gather round – we're making empanadas
Some foods are made for a crowd. To consume them, yes, but also to make them. Empanadas are one of those foods.
November 9, 2016
Baking Central: Pull-apart bread brings beauty, flavor to Thanksgiving
Some creative rolling results in a buttery pull-apart bread that doubles as an edible centerpiece.
September 21, 2016
Baking Central: Onion bialys bring bit of Eastern Europe to Minnesota table
Chewy, savory bialys can jazz up your bread basket, and are a perfect pairing with fall soups.
July 21, 2016
Baking Central: Blueberries add big flavor to Baby Dutch Babies
Don't worry; these puffs are meant to deflate, making room for a blueberry compote.
June 23, 2016
Easy-to-make pie crusts practically scream summer
Here are three pies that accommodate summer's desire for ease, mostly because their crusts are the essence of simplicity.
May 18, 2016
You've seen kouign amann at the bakery; now bake it at home
Say "queen uh-mahn" and stand back for the stampede for a pastry that's both gooey and crackling with crisp edges.
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Twin Cities farmers markets now open or opening soon
Burger Friday: At Lake Harriet's Bread & Pickle, a best-selling burger
At St. Paul's Keg and Case Market, Gazta is out and O'Cheeze is in
Step up your grilling repertoire in time for cookout season
Recipe: Thai-Inspired Pork and Peanut Meatball Rice Bowls
Sunday Supper: Oven-Fried Fish Sticks With Old Bay Dipping Sauce
Sunday Supper: Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup
Cook leeks slowly for best flavor
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