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Baking Central: Pound cake, grilled or plain, makes a great summer dessert
Is this a true pound cake? Views may differ. But it’s delicious, served out of hand, or embellished with ice cream or whipped cream and fruit. You can even summer-ize this dessert by briefly grilling individual slices.
Baking Central : Grilled pound cake
Shortbread provides a buttery finale to any picnic
Shortbread is quick to make and travels well, making it an ideal dessert for summer picnics.
Baking Central: Shortbread
Baking Central: Swedish limpa is a first step to summery sandwiches
Swedish limpa melds tradition and personal taste, while providing a platform for an open-faced meal.
Baking Central Recipe: Swedish Limpa Bread
Welcome spring with banana cream pie — and variations!
Start with a graham-cracker crust, a classic pastry cream, then add bananas, or coconut, or chocolate for a great do-ahead dessert in this month's Baking Central installment.
Strawberry Shortcake creates instant summer
Somewhere between a biscuit and a scone is a delectable creation called the shortcake. With summer’s fruits on the horizon, add this to your recipe repertoire.
Sky-high meringue as easy as pie
Lemon meringue pie practically shouts “Spring!” It just takes a little planning and patience to pull off.
A homemade version of the Cronut
Whatever you call it, the world is agog at the Cronut, a deep-fried croissant-like doughnut. The originals are made in New York, but here’s an option for your own kitchen.
Making your own ice cream sandwiches is worth the effort
Why? Because you can choose your own filling, they taste better – and you can say, “I made these myself.”
These pancakes are puffed with pride
A puffy pancake provides an impressive centerpiece to any breakfast, yet couldn't be easier to make.
Fried and gone to heaven
No matter where your roots lie, eating a krofi just might taste like going home — or where you wish you'd grown up. A hint of lemon sets them apart from the pastry crowd.
Achieving pot pie perfection
Leftover Thanksgiving turkey needn't be an afterthought. In a creamy pot pie, bolstered with root vegetables, it might actually taste better than the original feast.
Back to basics with bagels
Homemade bagels are fun to make, and a few key ingredients provide a depth of flavor and chewiness that make these better than most you can buy.
Baking Central: Going head over heels for caramel flan
Flan, a Latin American dessert, is a testament to how fabulous flavors emerge from the right combination of simple ingredients.
Recipe: Flour tortillas
flour tortillas √ Makes 8 large or 12 small tortillas. Note: White whole wheat is available with other flours at the supermarket. You can make…
Baking Central: You can't beat babka
A babka's distinctive swirls make this chocolate bread a spectacular treat. Honestly, you can’t beat cinnamon and chocolate.
Baking Central: Coconut cake updates nostalgia
A beloved recipe for coconut cake gets a makeover, resulting in better flavor with less fuss, while still delivering what made it memorable.
Baking Central: Build a better burger bun
We eat with our eyes, so watch how brushing a simple rice flour coating onto bread dough turns ordinary buns into works of art: Dutch Crunch burger buns.
Recipe: Squash and Chard Tart
Squash and chard tart √Serves 6.Note: We found the recipe for spelt crust via the website www.leitesculinaria.com, which credits Popina Bakery in London with the…
Baking Central: Flour tortillas offer freshness
Flour tortillas are so bland, by design, that they can be overlooked. But when homemade, they make any filling taste even better.
Baking Central: Blueberries find a place in pierogi
Looking for something new to do with blueberries? Consider a bumpy dumpling from Poland offering the purest of berry flavor.
Baking Central: This spongecake really is a winner
With careful measurements and a gentle touch, you can achieve an ethereal spongecake worthy of a State Fair ribbon.
Baking Central: Savory veggie tart brightens fall
A savory tart combines butternut squash and chard in a healthy, nutty spelt crust for a delicious autumn entree.
Baking Central: Olive bread is perfect for fall
A mix of olives with an undercurrent of rosemary makes a savory loaf that's a perfect complement to autumn soups and stews.
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