In our most recent issue of Bake from Scratch, we took bakers across the country to highlight the bakes and bounty that make each state (and DC!) special in our 50 States of Baking feature. Here, we highlight the recipes we loved that didn’t make it into the issue.
Alabama: Lane Cake
Alaska: Sourdough Bread
Arizona: Sopaipillas featured in our May/June 2022 issue
Arkansas: Possum Pie
California: Citrus Chiffon Cake featured in our May/June 2022 issue
Colorado: Peaches & Cream Cake
DC: Cherry Crumb Cake or Cherry Clafoutis
Delaware: Ginger Peach Biscuit Pie
Florida: Key Lime Pie
Georgia: Spiced Rum Pecan Pie
Hawaii: Hawaiian Buns
Idaho: Potato Rolls
Illinois: Jam-Filled Kolaczki
Indiana: Sticky Toffee Pudding Prune Squares
Iowa: Chocolate-Covered Crisp Rice Cookies
Kansas: We featured Bierock and Pfeffernusse Cookies, but unfortunately have not developed recipes for either yet. That being said, a quickle Google search will give you some great options!
Kentucky: We featured Derby Pie and bourbon. Despite not having a Derby Pie recipe on our site, we do have a plethora of bourbon filled boozy bakes (click here for some ideas).
Louisiana: Bananas Foster featured in our May/June 2022 issue
Maine: Maine Blueberry Pie
Maryland: We featured Smith Island Cake, but Dobos Torte is incredibly similar in flavor.
Massachusetts: Amaretto Boston Cream Pie
Michigan: Bumpy Cake featured in our May/June 2022 issue
Minnesota: Tunnel of Fudge
Mississippi: The Ultimate Mississippi Chocolate Mud Pie
Missouri: St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Montana: Rye Sandwich Bread
Nebraska: We have plenty of corn and cornmeal based recipes on the Bake from Scratch site, but would recommend using Google to find an authentic Runza recipe.
Nevada: Gateau Basque
New Hampshire: Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts
New Jersey: Cannoli Sheet Cake
New Mexico: Flan
New York: Black-and-White Cookies featured in our May/June 2022 issue
North Carolina: Hummingbird Cake
North Dakota: Although we don’t have a Lefse recipe on our site, we have a plethora of other delicious flatbreads featured here.
Ohio: Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie
Oklahoma: Double Berry Hand Pies
Oregon: Blackberry Crumb Pie
Pennsylvania: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Rhode Island: Five Spice Molasses Cookies
South Carolina: Benne Wafers
South Dakota: Kuchen de Migas
Tennessee: Tennessee Stack Cake
Texas: German Chocolate Cake
Utah: Because of the no-bake nature of Jell-O, we don’t use it in our recipes. However, there are plenty of recipes to be found online, as well as on the back of Jell-O boxes.
Vermont: Apple Cheddar Pie
Virginia: Maple Bourbon Chess Pie
Washington: Nanaimo Bars
West Virginia: Apple Butter
Wisconsin: Cranberry Kringle
Wyoming: Rosemary Parmesan Soda Bread
Many of these recipes have been featured in BFS over the years. It would be nice to note in which issue they appear so ppl don’t have to hunt for them themselves.