How-tos

Pie Lattice

Master Your Pie Lattice Weave

Ready to master the pie lattice bob and weave? Follow these steps to create a beautiful, oven-ready pie with even, photogenic lattice and perfectly...

Baker’s Guide to Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oils, much like wine, vary wildly in quality and flavor. Here are some buying guidelines to select the best olive oil for your...
Make Beautiful Cakes

Make Beautiful Cakes

Here are our insider tips for baking beautiful cakes every time. Choose the Right Color Pan Darker pans sometimes cause a crust to form on the...

How to Make Browned Butter

If you believe that butter makes everything better—and we do—then browned butter is about to become your secret weapon. Rich, nutty, and full of...
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Babka Like a Boss

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Our Jam Star

Our Jam Star recipe is a show-stopper. Before you think you can’t do it, take a look at our step-by-step guide. See? Not as difficult...

October: Apple Danish

This month's lesson is all about luscious lamination—that amazing process that creates unbelievably flaky croissants, puff pastries, and, of course, Danish. Lamination is the...

August: The Power of Flour in Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flour is the building block of all baked goods. But how does it affect your baking? Using the classic chocolate chip cookie as our...

Starting Your Own Sourdough Starter

Call it the mother, the culture, the starter, or your own pet name—this is the cornerstone of all sourdough bread. Looking for more bread...

June: Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Summertime: the tomatoes are ripe, and the baking’s easy. Time to dive deep into pizza, the best way to turn a simple recipe of...