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Archive | 2016

A Note from Marcy: Jan 2016

A Note from Marcy: Jan 2016

Dear Bakers and Friends, Welcome to the sweetest month on the baking calendar! Valentine’s Day is on the 14th but I start the holiday early. I bake, pick small gifts and do my own girl shopping. There are three times of year where I buy a new perfume: my birthday, when a new event in […]

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Cookie sheets

Baker’s Tip #1 Double up your baking sheets

Double Up Your Baking Sheets! Why? Because when you stack two baking sheets together (my recipes will alway indicate when to do this), your baking comes out that much better. Cookie bottoms don’t burn, pastries come out golden and everything bakes beautifully and evenly. Sample Cookie Recipe Italian Nutella Roll Cookies

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Rolling pin covered in flour

Baker’s Tip #2 Flour the rolling pin (not the board)

Flour the Rolling Pin, not the Board? New bakers often make a habit of too-liberally flouring the work board so that the dough doesn’t stick. A good trick is to flour your rolling pin somewhat generously and flour the board very lightly. You don’t want the dough ingesting too much flour. True, doughs won’t stick […]

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Vanilla extract

Baker’s Tip #3 Use Pure Vanilla

It’s never just vanilla! Pure vanilla extract is almost as important as great flour and pure, unsalted butter for baking. True, pure vanilla can be pricey but nothing is more subtle, fragrant and does a better job of holding a recipe together than this one pivotal ingredient. I tend to choose Nielsen Massey Vanilla since […]

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January 2017 A New Year of Baking

January 2017 A New Year of Baking

Dear Bakers and Friends, Welcome to 2017.

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A close up of some food on a wooden board

September 2019 Recipes of the Month

Enjoy the free recipe and other original recipes of the month! Happy baking from the BB Test Kitchen. Recipes for September 2019 Free Recipe of the Month – Best Deep Dish Apple Cake This is the best apple cake I know (except for my mother’s High Apple Pie)  Blackberry Ricotta Scones The most crisp and […]

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