Crusty French bread. Sandwich loaves. Ciabatta. Pretzels (hey, they count!). Homemade bread is truly an art form, but it's a tricky one. That's 'cause the same freshness that makes artisan bread a standout also happens to be its downfall. Without preservatives, it seems to go stale almost instantly. But with proper storage, you'll be able to carbo-load for longer and — real talk — isn't that what we're all after?
We'll rarely say "no" to a decadent swirl of cream cheese frosting, but sometimes you’re looking for something a little lighter. (And not to mention easier to make than a layer cake.)
Your chocolate-chip cookies totally slay, and your lemon tart deserves a lifetime achievement award. You're on the way to baking greatness, but to be a real master, you need to amp up your skill set. But how?
When I need to feed a crowd, this cheesy garlic pull-apart bread is always my go-to. It’s inexpensive and fast to make, but — more importantly — it bakes beautifully and is completely irresistible.
Imagine if a buttery croissant and a feather-light challah had a delicious, roll-sized baby. That just about sums it up. And if these aren't on your holiday must-bake list, we suggest you reconsider.
A dinner roll done right is a thing of beauty, especially for a special-occasion meal when you're busting out the pretty dishes. And don't get us started on the aroma that fills your house when fresh bread's in the oven. They should bottle that stuff.
We don't care what anyone says: Pumpkin spice brings the hype because it deserves the hype. But we all go a little overboard this time of year, so this low-fat pumpkin bread is right on cue. It's just as delicious as you want it to be, but won't leave you feeling guilty about indulging in the next pumpkin goodie that crosses your path.
Admit it, you've skipped sifting. Never? Really??? Some savvy bakers swear this step is the secret to light and fluffy cakes and cookies. Others take a "whatever" approach and bake happily on. Turns out that while skipping the sift probably won't ruin your baked goods, there are actually some pretty good reasons to include this step.