Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.
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.
Megan Gordon is no stranger to cookies. But lately she’s been experimenting in the kitchen to come up with the perfect breakfast cookie and she may have found it: a wholesome blend of oats, bran, coconut oil, and nuts and fruits. It’s an excuse to eat a cookie in the morning, and that’s always a good thing.
Megan Gordon shares her family’s old recipe for a soft, spicy chocolate cookie you’ll never forget.
Milk-Bone dog biscuits were the only read-to-eat snack food within my reach when I was too small to reach the higher shelves. They were right there under the sink with the dishwasher detergent, ant poison, and the Drano. Given my choices, I think I made the right decision, snackwise. Don’t you?
Please don’t answer that last question.
Leslie Sbrocco is back with Bay Area Bites blogger, Stephanie Rosenbaum and Jeannie Choe, creator of the San Francisco Food Wars — a local competition where seasoned chefs and home cooks alike compete for prizes and the title of SF Food Wars champion. In the latest round…Who can make the ultimate chocolate chip cookie?
We Bernal Hill dwellers may be very busy walking our dogs or itsy-bitsy-spidering our charming offspring, but we have our standards, and our needs. And happily, Sandbox Bakery has arrived to sate all our pain au chocolat, strawberry scone and kashi-pan desires.