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Traditional Crumpets

Crumpets vs. English Muffins

A question that has plagued the breakfast table for years: What is the difference between crumpets and English muffins? Separated by continents and a...
Espresso and Cacao Caramels

Tips for Mailing Confections

Durable and with a long shelf life, confections make excellent edible gifts to send to far-flung family and friends. Follow our tips to make...
Shape Rugelach

How to Shape Rugelach

Rugelach is a classic pastry of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews. Shannon Sarna, author of Modern Jewish Baker, takes hers in unexpected, savory directions. Whether...
Challah Buns

Step-by-Step Guide to Rolling Small Challah Buns

Challah is one of those rare things that looks difficult, but isn't at all. We've put a challah twist on the traditional French raisin...
Embroidered Ornaments

How to Ice Embroidered Ornaments

Gingerbread cookies baking in the oven will fill your home with the delicious aroma of the holidays. Soft and chewy, these cookies are perfectly...
Reindeer Cookies

Lisa Tutman Oglesby’s Guide for Assembling Three-Dimensional Cookies

These fanciful reindeer cookies may look too cute to eat, but don’t let that stop you. Fun to bake and assemble, these cute bites...
Honey Nut Pie

Piecrust Showdown: Traditional vs. Pâte Brisée vs. Crumb

We firmly believe your piecrust shouldn’t just be a vessel for your filling. It’s the foundation for your pie. So we start there, sharing...

April: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

With many of us looking for some sweet inspiration to keep us busy at home, this lesson delivers a welcome home baking adventure. This...
Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Blueprint

This Holiday season, we're featuring a twirled up edition of a winter baking classic: the Gingerbread House. Architects-turned-bakers Bill Bowick and David Bouffard run...
guide to piecrust

Know Your Dough: Our Guide to Perfect Piecrust

The Traditional American Piecrust is the quintessential piecrust. Four simple ingredients—flour, fat, salt, and liquid—fuse to produce a golden, buttery crust with delicate flakes...