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Make me the pie crust queen

I want to make the best pie crust ever. ever. ever. Help me. [more inside]
posted by Aranquis on Sep 29, 2014 - 41 answers

What are foods that taste better the longer you take to make them?

Chocolate chip cookies. No-knead bread. Even crepes! All of these benefit from rest time (and usually 12+ hours). Are there other foods that also taste better the longer you take to make them? [more inside]
posted by subversiveasset on Jul 29, 2014 - 42 answers

What cooking chemistry should I know?

What are basic pieces of kitchen science that would be helpful for me to know? I'm most interested in baking but cooking is okay too. Things like the effect of salt or liquid on a recipe or whether I want my bread dough to rise in a dry or humid area and why would be really great. I'm okay at following recipes but I'd absolutely love to know why different ingredients and combinations have different effects and how I can use that to my advantage. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jun 23, 2014 - 22 answers

Recipes for a Bake Sale

I'm organizing a bake sale that will take place in a record store; we'll be selling baked goods while a couple different bands perform. It's a benefit for an all-ages nonprofit performance space, so the crowd is going to be more "denim vests and cheap beer" than "PTA fundraiser cake walk." I'd like suggestions for recipes that don't require me to buy an ingredient that I'm only going to use a small portion of, are fairly simple to make, and easy to make into sturdy single servings that don't require plates or forks. Bonus questions: vegan suggestions, jello shots, and savory items. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 27, 2014 - 28 answers

Can I steam a fortune cookie 'blank' to make it temporarily flexible?

I'd like to write fortunes and fold them into home-made fortune cookies. Can I make the cookies ahead and then reheat or steam them to make them flexible enough to fold? [more inside]
posted by wryly on Feb 27, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I make these balls into balls?!

I am currently making this recipe for chocolate-covered peanut butter balls. Despite following the instructions to the letter, I cannot get these damn things to cohere in any way. What should I add to turn this delicious sugary peanut butter mush into the delicious little round balls it is SUPPOSED to be? Not a very experienced or intuitive baker, so I can't tell whether it should be more dry or more wet or what. It's very...gooey. Added frustration: I did the exact same thing yesterday and it worked perfectly, but apparently baking is like insanity in that you do the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Help please!
posted by like_a_friend on Dec 5, 2013 - 14 answers

What is the best way to preserve cinnamon buns for a several mornings?

Make, freeze, bake? Make, bake, freeze? Make, bake, refrigerate? [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Aug 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Identify this food-related object + recipe request

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]
posted by aniola on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Brainstorming book-themed cupcakes

A group I belong to plans to have a book-themed Cupcake Wars party. Everyone's supposed to make a batch of cupcakes with a name based on a book title. Example: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cupcakes. [more inside]
posted by BibiRose on May 11, 2013 - 27 answers

What are your most delicious rhubarb uses/recipes?

So it's rhubarb season and I've finally managed to buy a big batch, yay! I love the stuff and have been waiting for this all year. I usually make crumbles/stews, but am looking to push the boat out a little more this time to get the most out of it, finding new recipes and also ways to preserve for when it's no longer around (jams, in alcohol, freezing?). What are your favourite recipes and what other things have you found pair well with it? Have you ever made booze with rhubarb? I'd be grateful for any tips, and thank you in advance!
posted by everydayanewday on Apr 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Frosted Birthday Brownies: Mail-able?

I want to make brownies for my son's birthday and mail them to him. This is not a problem. What might be a problem, however... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Feb 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Bakers, why is this dough bitter?

I made a pie crust an hour ago and the dough tastes bitter to me. The ingredients: Gold Medal all-purpose white flour, lard, water, egg, vinegar, salt. I tasted each ingredient just now (except the egg) and they all seem fine. Does anyone know where if an interaction among some ingredients might be causing bitterness? Or are my taste buds wrong? I'd appreciate any relevant advice.
posted by wryly on Dec 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Does this pie crust require pre-baking?

Should I pre-bake this Cooks Illustrated Pie Dough for use with this Pumpkin Pie Recipe? [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Nov 21, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I make dessert go to eleven?

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]
posted by Stacey on Nov 17, 2012 - 40 answers

How do I bake some gluten free bread?

I love Canyon House 7 grain bread and the Udis Whole Grain Bread (Gluten Free, both of them). I love them, wonderful breads, the only trouble is it's hard to justify spending $6+ a week on bread that is gluten free. I have a gluten intolerance so I need to eat gluten free. I love to cook/bake, an have lots of flours and mixes. What's the best recipe that is most similar to Udis (any one) or Canyon House that is gluten free? I am looking for bread that doesn't fall apart, looks at tastes like sandwhich bread. Any Ideas? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Nov 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Healthy recreational cooking ideas...?

My wife loves baking cakes, but I'd really like her to stop. What other things could she cook that meet her requirements and mine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2012 - 76 answers

Restaurant-quality desserts?

Part two: How can I make restaurant-quality desserts at home? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 7, 2012 - 24 answers

Tofu, so sweet and tasty. Tofu, don't be too hasty. Tofu...tofu tofu tofu!

What is the best time and temperature for baked tofu? Every recipe I read seems to differ wildly on those factors. I've made some that has worked, and some that hasn't. The one time I got it just right I forgot to make a note of which recipe I used. I like it crispy on the outside but still a bit soft inside. Thoughts?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Dec 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Mail-able, edible gifts?

Suggest delicious homemade edible gifts, yet again! Difficulty: specifically looking for (relatively) shelf-stable and mail-able recipes. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Dec 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Butter my milk, please.

What is your favorite recipe that calls for buttermilk? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Jul 28, 2011 - 41 answers

Edible gift for daddy

What edible gift can I bring my dad for a belated fathers' day gift? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Jul 2, 2011 - 17 answers

I want your pudding!

Please share with me your favorite recipe for bread pudding. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Jun 18, 2011 - 28 answers

What is the difference between a chocolate cupcake and a chocolate muffin?

At what point does a cupcake become a muffin? Or a muffin become a cupcake? What is the technical difference between the two?
posted by anastasiav on May 12, 2011 - 36 answers

Bread Heartbreak.

Lost my favourite recipe for bread, please help! [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Nov 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Pizza Stones: Rip off? Quarry stones: Safe?

Are unglazed quarry tiles safe for use in an oven? [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine on Nov 14, 2010 - 20 answers

Peanut Butter Cake

In a normal cake mix recipe (mix+oil+water+eggs) is there anything I can successfully substitute with peanut butter? [more inside]
posted by abitha! on Sep 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Picnic deliciousness

What can I make/bake for a picnic on Saturday? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Jun 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Baking bread in a crock-pot?

Have you ever baked bread in a crock-pot? [more inside]
posted by starman on Jun 2, 2010 - 11 answers

(1) Bad milk (2) ???? (3) Yummy?

I have about 3/4 of a liter of sour milk - can I cook or bake this into something tasty? [more inside]
posted by iona on Apr 1, 2010 - 17 answers

fill 'er up ... but with what?

help me find new things to bake into bread. not just any bread, mind you, but stuffed/filled bread. [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Mar 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What can I make ahead for brunch?

I'm going to a brunch next weekend and have been asked to bring something. What can I make ahead of time? [more inside]
posted by leesh on Jan 28, 2010 - 34 answers

Take a Cheesecake and a Carrot cake and smash them together at high speed? No, that can't be right....

Please help me duplicate The Cheesecake Factory's "Craig's Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake" at home. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Tasty coconut treats?

Looking for Cleveland Coconut Bar recipe [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jan 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Refrigerate or parbake?

Making yeast sticky buns for the staff tomorrow. Better torise once and refrigerate before baking tomorrow or to rise then par bake for a few minutes? Help please.
posted by BrooksCooper on Jan 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Mad Scientist slash Baker

How do I start making my own recipes? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Dec 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Mmm, cookies.

What cookies should I bake for my family this year? What have been your most successful cookies and/or cake or other holiday sweet? [more inside]
posted by SuzySmith on Dec 7, 2009 - 38 answers

Giving the gift of deliciousness

In previous years I've made a lot of cookies to give away to friends and family around the holidays. This year I'd like to do something a little different, but still make it a gift of food. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Nov 5, 2009 - 42 answers

Piece of Cake

My lovely castle cake pan is sadly suffering from disuse. Help me out with your favorite bundt cake recipes and glazes. [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 28, 2009 - 13 answers

Help Salvage My Muffins!

I just made a huge batch of zucchini/apple muffins and they look beautiful. Unfortunately, they taste well, not horrible, but very, very baking soda-y. What should I do with them? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Sep 11, 2009 - 17 answers

What's the difference between good buttercream icing and old fashioned birthday cake icing?

What's the difference between good buttercream icing and old fashioned birthday cake icing? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Sep 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Good baked goods?

What great baked goods would make a coffee shop/cafe AMAZING for you? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Sep 9, 2009 - 83 answers

Cooking Diary?

Where can I buy a notebook/journal intended to let me record the meals I cook? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Aug 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Please identify this Armenian treat

Please help me identify this yummy Armenian treat. [more inside]
posted by contessa on Jul 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Tried and true fat-free baked dessert recipes that don't suck?

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]
posted by vytae on Jul 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Help a health-conscious snacker bake!

Please suggest me some snacks, light or portable dishes that are both healthy and involve baking or cooking. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Jun 21, 2009 - 10 answers

What's a good recipe for gingerbread construction materials?

I'm thinking about building a gingerbread house this year, and as usual for food topics that have yet to show up on Good Eats, I'm at a loss for where to find a good recipe. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me make the best cupcakes ever.

What are the best cupcakes you've ever ever had? How can I make them? [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Aug 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Give me your best non-froofy Devil's Food Cake recipes, please

Give me your best non-froofy Devil's Food Cake recipes, please. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jul 26, 2008 - 7 answers

I'd like to bake eggy-stink-free biscotti, but how?

Need help from experienced bakers: how do I get rid of the eggy smell that clings to otherwise delicious biscotti (and some other baked goods) after they come out of the oven? The only advice I have found is to add a teaspoon of honey to the batter. (I use your standard eggs, out of the shell) Does this work? What causes the eggy smell anyway? How do industrial biscotti-bakers avoid having the smell?
posted by Salthound on Jun 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Baking treats without baking people

Looking for a way to bake some treats without baking the entire apartment. [more inside]
posted by melissam on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

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