March 2010

Triple-Booze Cupcakes for St. Patty's Day

Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes

Intoxicating cupcakes for St. Patty's day! Baker-babe Teanna makes theses yummy 3-booze cupcakes (based on an infamous college drink).

Recipe + Story: Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes

My Favorite Measuring Cup

My Favorite Measuring Cup

Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements

A classic design: heat-proof, durable, accurate, easy-to-use, easy-to-clean. A kitchen essential for wet-measuring, this 2-cup model is perfect for the home baker. I love ours, we've had it forever.

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French, Japanese... Irish?

Matcha Madeleines

Ooo la la! How about some pretty green matcha madeleines for St. Patty's day?

Recipe: Matcha Madeleines

La Fuji Mama makes Momofuku Magic

La Fuji Mama makes Momofuku Magic

We love exciting new cookies. In case you haven't heard about these, they're kind of like a chocolate chip cookie with whatever crunchy savory and sweet treats you fancy added to the mix. But hot pastry chef Christina Tosi (who came up with this new classic) includes a magical step that changes the game... Charming international foodie, La Fuji Mama, shows you what this cookie is made of.

Recipe: Momofuku Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies

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Simple Silicone Spatula

Simple Silicone Spatula

Trudeau Silicone Spatula - 600 Degrees Fahrenheit, Orange, 12 Inch

There are a ton of spatulas to choose from these days. I'm partial to the simple 1-piece silicone spatulas. 1-piece means they're easy to clean (no grooves or corners to hide bits of goo). This 12" Trudeau Silicone Spatula is cheery and functional, ideal for dealing with large bowls of batter - perfect for folding chocolate into a chocolate pavlova.

I also like this all-purpose black Orka spatula, as I have a white silicone spatula that has gotten discolored over the years.

Both Orka and Trudeau also make small slim spatulas (perfect for getting marmalade or nut butters out of jars), and they also make nice spoon spatulas (which are pretty handy for mixing and folding).

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Coconut-Current Butter Bread

Coconut-Current Butter Bread

from Bonbini!

Gorgeous tropical sweet bread from a talented windsurfing accountant-turned-baker.

Recipe: Coconut-Current Butter Bread

Classic French Ramekins

Classic French Ramekins

Emile Henry 6-Ounce Ramekins, Set of 4, White

Ramekins are a multi-purpose kitchen essential. These classic heavy durable French stoneware ramekins are made to last: oven broiler microwave and dishwasher safe. (Some of the cheaper ones are not broiler or flame safe.) These 6-ounce ramekins are ideal for baking crème brulées, soufflés, custards, puddings, mini-cakes, buns... and make pretty little bowls.

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Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes

We can't decide what's more striking and delicious, these cupcakes or Tessa from Handle the Heat. ;-)

Recipe: Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes by Martha Stewart

A Healthier Muffin Pan

A Healthier Muffin Pan

Fox Run Stainless Steel 12-Cup Muffin Pan

This baking essential is made of quality stainless steel, which is healthier than aluminum or non-stick coated pans. Easy to clean. Also comes in a 6-cup size.

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Energy Bars!

Energy Bars

Today, I really feel like something healthy. Something without refined sugar, wheat, dairy...  something delicious and satisfying. Something I can throw into my purse and run out the door with.

Bake your own healthy energy bars using your favorite natural ingredients. You can do it!

Recipe: Energy Bars