Fried foods are great straight out of the oil, but the crispiness usually fades with time. Is rice flour the secret to maintaining the crunch?
Does the Impossible Burger live up to the hype? I went to Disneyland to find out. Actually, I just happened to be in Disneyland. But I did find out.
What to do with leftover brioche dough? Buns allow for easy storage and variety.
True yams are completely different from sweet potatoes, which often borrow the “yam” name and are considerably more common in the US. What does an aspiring yam chef do when he finally finds a real yam?
Breakfast treats are a common weekend occurrence at our home, and Mother’s Day is an excuse to take it to the next level. I typically make cinnamon buns using my buttermilk bread recipe and top them with a cream cheese glaze. For a special treat, I decided to try sticky buns instead. These are essentiallyContinue reading “A Sticky Situation”
Uninspiring and sometimes fibrous butternut was world of squash until a this fall led me to my new favorite vegetable.
Who doesn’t love a Twix bar – three distinct layers and textures harmonizing into a satisfying bite. Could a grown-up version recreate this childhood favorite?
I love to make quick breads like banana bread. They are an easy way to use up leftover ingredients and require minimal effort. The main downsides I’ve run into are the long baking times (often an hour or more) and the disagreements about the appropriate add ins. Nuts or no nuts? Chocolate chips? Berries? NoContinue reading “Making peace with smaller pans”
I recall in vivid detail my mother’s pancakes from childhood. My mother was extremely caring and made a great deal of effort in an attempt to enrich my childhood, but she was not particularly good at making pancakes. I craved the kind of light, fluffy pancakes I knew existed from my travels to IHOP andContinue reading “Richer pancakes”
There’s no birthday cake more classic than the golden cake with chocolate frosting. Everyone seems to like it, yet finding a good reliable recipe has been a challenge. I have had consistently good luck with King Arthur Flour’s Golden Vanilla Cake, topped with a chocolate ganache (either whipped or not), but I noticed a newContinue reading “In Search of the Ultimate Birthday Cake”