April 2010

Beautiful Batter Bowl

Beautiful Batter Bowl

Le Creuset Enameled Stoneware Batter Bowl in Kiwi Green

This beautiful batter bowl is a classic. Great for those who like to hand-mix batters, it works well as a wet or dry ingredient bowl and looks great on your kitchen counter. Perfect for making eggs, crêpe and pancake batters... or even as a punch-bowl in a pinch. Le Creuset's well-designed enameled stoneware is oven-safe, freezer-safe, dishwasher safe - and so pretty you can use it for table serving too. Comes in gorgeous colors, including this fresh and cheery "kiwi" green, and classic white.

Strawberry Wholemeal Muffins

Strawberry Wholemeal Muffins

Ovenhaven from Epicurian Escapism shows us how to add a little whole-grain goodness to a stellar strawberry muffin.

Heavy-Duty Dough Scraper

Heavy-Duty Dough Scraper

MIU France 6-Inch High Carbon Stainless-Steel Stamped Dough Scraper

You wouldn't think that picking a dough scraper would be such a difficult task, but it was. Some have rulers (either etched in or painted on) while others don't, some have sharp edges while others have blunt edges, and some are stiff while others are flexible... decisions decisions. In the end, the scraper that appealed to me the most was the one made of the highest-quality stainless steel, with a wide AND tall blade, and a sturdy ergonomic textured handle. It doesn't have a sharp edge, or a ruler, but I don't need those things. (If those qualities are important to you, I suggest looking at the OXO Good Grips Pastry Scraper.)

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Sour Milk Cornbread

Sour Milk Cornbread

What's versatile, cheap, quick and easy to make, a great way to use up sour milk, gluten-free, and delicious? This classic southern cornbread!

Recipe: Sour Milk Cornbread. A favorite of Scott Peacock and Miss Lewis.

Peruvian Pan de Tres Puntas

Peruvian Pan de Tres Puntas

What a treat to enjoy the famous bread that you can only find in one city in Peru. Canela and Comino shares the recipe so that we can make some and enjoy it in our homes.

Recipe: Pan de Tres Puntas

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Beetroot Desserts

Beetroot Desserts

Ever tried beetroot in a dessert before? It might sound crazy, but check out these sweet beetroot treats: beetroot & chocolate macarons, beetroot brownies with ice cream and beetroot lollipops with fizzy sherbert powder!

Recipe: Beetroot Desserts

Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

Fresh spring strawberries are starting to pop up in the shops! Eileen bakes up some classic individual strawberry shortcakes and shares her fondness for the best strawberries in the world - the ones you grow yourself.

Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel Rolls

Make your own beautiful little buns that taste like big soft pretzels - yum!

Recipe: Pretzel Rolls

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Ergonomic Kitchen Mat

Ergonomic Kitchen Mat

GelPro Basketweave Mat in Chestnut Brown

These comfy gel mats were designed for people who spend hours in the kitchen. Stand in comfort while baking and cooking on one of these high quality, non-slip, easy-to-clean, anti-fatigue mats that are ergonomically designed to absorb shock and relieve pain in the feet, legs and back. I think these are an excellent design and want one in my kitchen! (Apparently earlier models had a design flaw but it has since been addressed.) Comes in 3 classy colors and 2 sizes.

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Orange Chiffon Cake with Lemon Curd

Orange Chiffon Cake with Lemon Curd

Hot Malaysian baker Swee San submitted her light and lovely Orange Chiffon Cake to Baking is Hot, and we couldn't resist. Check out her excellent and simple recipe where she describes how easy it is to make one for yourself.

Recipe: Orange Chiffon Cake with Lemon Curd

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