I tried to complete three technical bakes from season 11 of “The Great British Baking Show,” including the pineapple upside-down cakes, rainbow bagels, and Danish cornucopia. My pineapple upside-down cakes took more than 90 minutes to complete, but they were delicious. My rainbow bagels were far from perfect, but they […]
Insider asked professional chefs, bakers, and food writers about their favourite desserts to make in an air fryer. They suggested using the appliance to make quick chocolate-chip cookies and brownies. More complex desserts, like apple pie and cannoli shells, can also be easy to make in an air fryer. Visit […]
Insider spoke to professional bakers to find out which shows about cooking and baking they love to watch, and which ones they don’t. Some bakers called out “Nailed It!,” the comedic competition show on Netflix, for being too silly and not educational enough. Others praised “Zumbo’s Just Desserts” and “Great […]
Insider asked three chefs to share how to take store-bought cookie dough to a whole new level. They said rolling the dough in spices or a fun garnish can elevate your cookies . The chefs also recommended adding salty mix-ins like pretzels, chips, or nuts to your dough. Topping your […]
Buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, flour, and sugar are all key ingredients in many baking recipes. Claire Ptak, owner of the London bakery Violet, offered up swaps for these five ingredients if you can’t get your hands on them. She says can swap yogurt for buttermilk, melted butter for oil, and […]
Hannah Page has been creating beautiful bread art for the last six years, posting her pictures on the popular Instagram page Blondie + Rye. The North Carolina baker creates beautiful designs on the crust, or uses vegetables and taro powder to add gorgeous bursts of colour. Page works almost exclusively […]
Self-taught bakerEmma Plummer says that when she tried to make heart-shaped macarons for Valentine’s Day, the cookies came out of the oven looking like “ballsacks.” The Tucson, Arizona-based baker posted a photo of the macarons on Twitter, where the cookies instantly went viral. Now, the 23-year-old says people are requesting […]
A New Jersey baker creates incredible optical illusion cakes, from a White Claw can to a carton of eggs. Luke Vincentini, 23, began baking when he was a child and fell in love with it. After a stint at the famous Carlo’s Bakery, he’s now churning out viral, hyperrealistic cakes […]
Making cookies isn’t always easy, and a few common mistakes could be messing with your results. Sometimes forgetting to chill the dough can cause your cookies to spread too much in the oven. Opening the oven door too many times can make it tough for your cookies to bake evenly. […]
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