Ingredients

Know Your Yeast

Yeast. It’s the seemingly magical ingredient that takes a bowl of water, flour, and salt from simple ingredients to a fluffy ball of beautiful...

Six Cinnamons to Mix Up your Baking Game

By Linnea Covington This spice helped push Europe’s expansion into Asia. It caused wars between the Portuguese, Dutch, French, and English as they fought to...
Vanilla

So Vanilla

By Bill Addison Vanilla is the Chanel No. 5 of the baking world—the iconic scent that adds a stirring fragrance to all manner of sweet...
Fleur de Sel

Worth its Salt: Fleur de Sel

By Julia Bainbridge Salt was one of the first things traded by mankind. Towns have been built on it. Wars have been waged over it....
Molasses

Molasses 101

By John Kessler Indeed, we use molasses primarily for vintage recipes. Think baked beans, shoofly pie, and gingersnaps. Just remember that Grandma was young once, and...