Don't get intimidated by all those layers — making your own baklava is easier than you think. All you need is a handful of ingredients, a little sense of adventure for handling that phyllo dough, and a genuine love of butter. Sound like you? Go forth and bake!
HAAAPPY BIIIRTHDAAAY TO... well, it doesn't matter. It doesn't even have to be anyone's birthday. Don't let little things like details stop you from making this perfect birthday cake recipe because it's, well, perfect.
Every great pie starts with a carefully constructed crust. But, tragically, that's also the most intimidating part. To set you up for pie success, we're sharing a few of baker extraordinaire Gesine Bullock-Prado's top tips. These little nuggets of expert advice come from Gesine's class, Pies & Tarts for Every Season — consider this an exclusive sneak peek.
Whether you're decorating a custom birthday cake or piping a sophisticated bead border, James shows you how to create a thick and spreadable American-style buttercream that will enhance your desserts. Then, add a delicious twist by flavoring it with chocolate, strawberries or even peanut butter.