RSSbaking and bakeries

Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

| February 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

On the day of indulgence before the austere season of Lent, celebrate as you’re meant to: with a hearty helping of dough and fat.

Continue Reading

Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

| February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s Mardi Gras season, a perfect time to enjoy New Orleans-style beignets. Find out which Bay Area restaurants are offering these tasty doughnuts, and try Stephanie Rosenbaum’s easy recipe for making fresh beignets at home.

Continue Reading

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

Continue Reading

A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it like to eat a cookie that is made with medical marijuana? While coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, Mary Ladd explores the world of pot edibles and lands on some good medicinal cookies from a friend who is a natural chef.

Continue Reading

Whole-Grain Mornings: A Wholesome Start to the New Year

Whole-Grain Mornings: A Wholesome Start to the New Year

| January 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Made New Year’s resolutions to eat better? You know you have. Cookbook author Megan Gordon to the rescue with her new release Whole-Grain Mornings. Gordon talks with Sarah Henry about granola and ancient grains.

Continue Reading

A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooking for guests aboard a giant cruise ship has its own challenges: 24-hour service, rolling-and-rocking motion from the sea, and making many menu items from scratch. Mary Ladd found out why the Top Chef TV show hit the seas this season and she gets a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchens, buffets and restaurants aboard the Celebrity Millennium.

Continue Reading

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wheat, nuts, fish, dairy–seems like everyone is allergic to something these days. What’s a host to do? An illustrated guide to the difference between intolerance and allergy. And tips for cooking for those with these conditions (and having them leave sated –and alive.)

Continue Reading

Herb & Gruyere Gougères: Perfectly Cheesy Puffs for Holiday Appetizers

Herb & Gruyere Gougères: Perfectly Cheesy Puffs for Holiday Appetizers

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Even though these feel fancy and special, they are very quick to make and pop into the oven at a moment’s notice. They are great alongside just about anything: soup, salad, bubbly, or on their own.

Continue Reading

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to match this season’s best cookbooks with the special friends and family on your gift list? Our holiday cookbook guide offers the most mouthwatering books from the Bay Area’s favorite food and wine writers. Includes recipes for Parmesan Fricos and Warm Mocha Tart.

Continue Reading

DIY Gifts: Southern Christmas Confections

DIY Gifts: Southern Christmas Confections

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forget whole grain, naturally sweetened cookies. For holiday gift-giving, nothing beats old-fashioned, sugar-filled treats, like this trio of Southern-style confections from Kate Williams.

Continue Reading

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothing’s better than homemade treats for the holidays. This Saturday, Dec 14, from 2-4pm, stop by the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons for fun and sweets for the whole family–all in support of pediatric cancer research.

Continue Reading

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A cookie in the oven almost looks like a monster coming alive. It bulges out, triples in size and then stiffens into a crisp biscuit. So how does an oven turn raw dough into a delight? A new animation explains the chemistry behind great baking so you, too, can unleash your inner mad scientist in the kitchen.

Continue Reading

All-American Dessert Recipe: Classic Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

All-American Dessert Recipe: Classic Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

| November 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s not Thanksgiving without apple pie. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen shares step-by-step instructions for this holiday classic, better than you’ve ever made before.

Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk Pie? What? It sounds weird, but apparently it has a cult-like following in the longhorn state. It’s essentially a simple buttermilk and brown sugar custard pie, often flavored with a bit of vanilla and sometimes citrus zest. Kim Laidlaw decided to take it upon herself to come up with the ultimate version for the holidays.

Continue Reading