Content tagged with “Cakes, Cookies, Etc.”

How to Flute or Crimp Pie Crust
1. Use a fork to crimp the edge. 2. Or use two hands to pinch (“flute”) the edge of the crust: push your thumb from...
Decorating Cookies
Tools For easy decorating, you’ll want to have on hand regular or disposable pastry bags and tips, white and dark...
Cutting Brownies
Spray the knife with cooking spray before cutting brownies into bars so they won’t stick to the knife.
Mixing Cake Batter
Although you cannot overbeat the eggs, sugar and butter, you can overbeat the flour. If you do, you’ll develop the...
Moving Decorated Cakes
Cardboard cake circles make moving the cake easier. Find them in craft stores or make your own by cutting out a round...
Preventing Cheesecake from Cracking
Baking cheesecake in a water bath prevents the surface from cracking. Pictured Recipe: Pear & Ginger Cheesecake
Making Your Own Paper Piping Cones
Cut a piece of parchment or wax paper into a 15x12x8-inch triangle. Starting at the short corner, wrap the triangle up...
Cutting Creamy Pies
Use a knife dipped in hot water to cut creamy pies into clean slices.
Preventing Log Cookies from Flattening
While the round log of dough is chilling, it will flatten on one side, resulting in irregularly shaped cookies. To keep...
Freezing Muffins
Bake muffins on the weekend and enjoy the leftovers for grab-and-go weekday breakfasts. Wrap leftover muffins...
Making a Streusel Topping
Combine 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup oats (preferably old-fashioned), 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons canola oil...
Thinly Slice Angel Food Cake
Place it in the freezer for 20 minutes to make slicing easier.
Making Yeast Bread
Create your own warm, moist, draft-free environment for raising bread dough by microwaving 1/2 cup water in a 1-cup...
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