Baking Blog

Dessert for Tiny Dancers: How to Make Pavlova

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Pavlova

Making Pavlova -- a delicate dessert consisting of a meringue-like shell topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit -- is an easy way to maintain your resolve yet also enjoy a virtuous, light dessert. There's nothing about this dessert that is forced into low-fat submission: the whipped cream is the only source of fat in this dessert, and per serving, it's quite minimal. Likewise, most of the sweetness is natural in the dessert, with very little added sugar.

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Pie in the Sky: Unusual Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Illustration of Slices of Pie with Different Pie Sayings

In honor of National Pie Day, here's a collection of somewhat unusual pies, some of which may be new to you. Ranging from unusual ingredients to oddball names, these unique pie recipes might inspire some new food and cooking adventures in your kitchen.

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Milk It: How to Make Tres Leches Cake

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Tres Leches Cake

If you think milk and cake are better together, then homemade tres leches cake will be an absolute slice of heaven. This classic of Latin American food and cooking translates as "three milks cake," but can include up to five types of dairy depending on the recipe, which are used not so much in the batter as they are to create a decadent soaking mixture that is poured over the baked cake.

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Get Shorty: How to Make Perfect Shortbread

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Shortbread

Perfecting the art of how to make perfect shortbread will have many positive and delicious effects on your life. First and foremost, making shortbread means that you're guaranteed a delicious snack, but it can also act as the perfect base for bar cookies, decadent pie crusts, and any number of other creative food and cooking projects.

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Pan-o-rama: How to Prepare a Cake Pan

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Cake Pan Baking in the Oven

With just a few simple steps and minimal equipment, you can ensure that your cakes slip out of the pan with ease. It streamlines the whole process, making the cakes easier to transfer to the cooling rack, giving you a leg up on every following step, from leveling the cakes to applying a crumb coat.

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Sweet Sunday: Three Cookies, One Versatile Dough

By Ashley Rodriguez
Versatile Cookie Dough in Mixing Bowl

With this versatile cookie dough, no matter what you mix in, in the end result comes out beautifully with this versatile cookie dough. The base always remains the same but what is thrown in at the end of the mixing is entirely dependent on my mood or what I can find in the pantry. Here are my three of my favorite deviations.

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