Baking Blog

Shipping Baked Goods: Treats for Far Away Friends and Family

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Christmas Cookies

To ensure that your sweets arrive at their destination intact and not just a pile of delicious crumbs, here are some helpful tips on the best way to ship cookies, whether your destination is near or far. We'll discuss not only the best type of treats to ship, but also how to pack cookies for shipping to ensure a safe arrival.

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What Are Quick Breads?

By Karly Campbell
Chocolate Quick Bread

When I first became interested in cooking and baking, I heard the term "quick breads" thrown around a lot. What in the world is a quick bread, I would wonder to myself. Well, guys. It's pretty much exactly what the name implies-- it's a bread that you can bake immediately! Here are some tips for making them.

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Enliven Your Bread Basket: Creative Yeast Bread Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Rustic Bread

If you want to liven up your bread basket, you're going to need a new homemade yeast recipe or two. From pumpkin shaped rolls to light-as-air bread with a rich butter flavor to even some reindeer-themed mini breads, this is a collection bound to inspire some serious carb-o-loading.

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Homemade Holiday Cookies: An Easy Gingerbread Recipe

By Ashley Rodriguez
Iced gingerbread snowflake cookie

The holidays were made for cookies and I am thrilled to kick off the Craftsy's holiday cookie series. Every Sunday from now until Christmas, we will be sharing some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Some are classics and others are sure to become instant classics. We are starting this sweet series with gingerbread cookies. This one is particularly easy, heady with spice, and perfect for rolling out and cutting into little men or making towering walls for a house.

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Veg Out: A Beginner’s Guide to Veganizing Baking Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Illustrated Cupcake Holding a Whisk

Replicating all of the ingredient processes and not sacrificing flavor may seem daunting to the vegan baker, but it need not be. These days, just about any recipe can be veganized quite easily. Here are some tricks and tips to get you started, organized by common baking ingredients.

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Fresh Flours: Types of Flour for Baking

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Decorated Cake with One Slice CutIt's as simple as this: before you decorate, a cake's got to be baked. And to bake a cake that will make the perfect canvas for cake decorating, you'll need to know the different types of flours that will help create a delicate, fine-crumbed cake. Read more »

Sweet Sunday: An Easy Recipe for Making Pecan Pie

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Pecan PieThere's nothing like making pecan pie in the fall. Delightfully decadent and rich, it's the ultimate comforting cold-weather dessert. Learning how to make pecan pie, therefore, is an investment in your time that will pay back with dividends, ensuring that you've got a crowd-pleaser of a dessert recipe all through the holidays. Read more »

Food Lover Friday: Let’s Get Knotty — Making Pretzels at Home

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Baked PretzelDoes the idea of making pretzels at home tie you up in knots? Well, fear not, because while it looks complicated, it's actually quite an easy form of bread making. With a simple dough that comes together in minutes, the rest of the process resembles that of making bagels at home: shape, boil, bake, snack. Read more »