I really love baking although I don't love cooking. I made donuts for the first time over the weekend and it was fun! I'd never fried anything before! I'd like to try some more new challenges! What are your suggestions? I have the basic stuff (food processor, stand mixer, dutch oven, double boiler) but nothing particularly fancy. What desserts -- tarts, cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, candies, new types of desserts I have never before encountered -- will make me try new things in the kitchen and help me feel proud of the tasty and beautiful creation I have created? [more inside]
Just received a pudding mold, anything I should keep in mind about using it? I've heard one should make an Xmas pudding months in advance - do I start now? Other questions as well! [more inside]
Your favorite icebox cakes / put everything in a baking dish and let it sit in the refrigerator and get really delicious-type cakes? Let me have them so I don't have to turn my oven on this summer. [more inside]
Flavor my chocolates, please? Bonus points for uncommon. [more inside]
I have a Duncan Hines Angel Food cake mix that is several years old and a non-working oven. Can I make cake or something like it? [more inside]
My friend does a ramen night every so often, where he makes ramen completely from scratch. I'm often tasked with dessert because I'm a blogger and baker... I've already made plenty of desserts with black sesame and green tea so I want to try something new. I have taro powder and was originally going to do something with taro and coconut. I already even made taro marshmallows. But then I remembered that I had bought a bag of kinako/soybean flour some time ago and I should use it... I found a recipe for a kinako chiffon cake but would an ice cream be better? [more inside]
I'm going to a "spicy food party" this weekend, and I want to bring a dessert... [more inside]
Found this silicone mold at the thrift store today. My guess is it's for making some sort of fruit-filled baked dessert. I'm imagining something similar to a strawberry shortcake. What is it for? [more inside]
The majority of my friends are in medical school and are graduating this year. I'm a baker and wanted to give them all small gifts that are cute/tasty/medical or graduation-related. The only thing I could think of is decorated cookies (I do shortbread or brownie cookies) but any suggestions on shapes? Nothing too complicated, please! [more inside]
Throw me some dessert recipes or ideas that are not only delicious, but involved to make - lots of time required, or lots of steps, or lots of ingredients, whatever. As long as they're yummy and a bit out of the ordinary. [more inside]
I want to create new family food traditions for the holidays. What are some of your favorite recipes that only get made around this time of year? Due to a new Celiac diagnosis this year, I need to expand my repertoire (and we're bored). [more inside]
Where can I find Penda in Denver? [more inside]
My attempt at making a diet chocolate creme recipe resulted in tasty chocolate soup. Where did I go wrong? [more inside]
Why is there a split along the top of an old-fashioned donut. [more inside]
I'm looking for some good recipes for gluten-free and sugar-free cakes or similar desserts to make and bring to my university department's weekly cake devouring event. I'm an American in the UK, if that's at all relevant.
When I lived in France, I used to make a super easy, delicious cake for the kids that involved using a container of yogurt and then measuring all the other ingredients using that container of yogurt. I've totally forgotten how to make this now. Anyone know what I'm talking about or where to find a recipe?
Where can I buy a rhubarb pie in NYC today? Queens or Manhattan preferred, but I'll take what I can get. [more inside]
Dessert wine + x = "This is so awesome I won't move halfway across the country after all!" Some help, please, MeFi foodies? [more inside]
BBQ dessert ideas? [more inside]
Where can I get trdelnik in Seattle. [more inside]
Smoke themed/flavored/used as a method food! Gimme your ideas! [more inside]
Baby shower. Gestational diabetes. What can I bring? [more inside]
My lovely castle cake pan is sadly suffering from disuse. Help me out with your favorite bundt cake recipes and glazes. [more inside]
How can I bring homemade white chocolate cupcake toppers cross-country without melting or breaking them? [more inside]
Looking for recipes for marzipan. Actually making it, not things to do with it. [more inside]
Turn my plain-jane banana bread into a bombshell dessert thingy. [more inside]
Please help me find the perfect, CHEWY, peanut butter cookie. Requirements inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for fat-free (or super low-fat, like under a gram per reasonably-sized serving) recipes for baked goods that you've personally made and enjoyed. Cookies, cakes, quick breads, etc. are all fair game. Bonus points for chocolate stuff. [more inside]
nyc filter: need advice for a romantic night in the city (on Sat 4/11) [more inside]
Where can I purchase the best fake cake (and fake food in general) for a fake feast fit for queens and kings? [more inside]
What to serve with rosemary brownies? [more inside]
What is the mass, in kilos, of 1/4 peck of apples? [more inside]
I'm looking to cook some desserts and mail them across the county but I've never mailed baked things before so I have a few questions. [more inside]
What are the finest mail-order food goods available at reasonable prices? I'm talking best bread, brownies, cakes, fruits, frozen pizzas, cookies -- any recommendations for extraordinary food at not-exhorbitant rates.
I believe that Bajan Black Cake is a traditional holiday treat. I sampled some last year and was immediately hooked. I considered making my own (http://www.visitbarbados.org/explore/black.aspx) this year, but am beginning to think I don't have the time. Where can I find an authentic version in NYC?
Why does cookie dough taste better than cookies? [more inside]
Aside from buying the ingredients and making them myself, where would one go to buy chocolate dipped strawberries in Southern California - preferably in the San Fernando Valley? There are countless companies who will ship these to me but I need them for Tuesday evening and with the holiday today that makes shipping, sadly, impossible...
A room-mate, on a recent trip to Japan, brought back some little snacks. One of them has piqued my interest, but I have no way of identifying it. [more inside]
Mail Order Cheesecake? My girlfriend really likes pumpkin cognac cheesecake. Unfortunately, the store that sells it here is going out of business. I'm a horrible baker and I can't find much on Google. Is there a baker (preferably online) that would mail delicious cheesecake to Tulsa, OK?