Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween! The wonderful time of the year where we can dress up as our favorite superhero, villain, role model or just someone we may admire and desire to be, but either way Halloween represents the time of year that you are able to dress up like a banana without getting the extra stares from…

#NationalLemonMeringuePieDay

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is almost upon us!  The thought of this pie is enough to make anybody feel hungry and starved for the tart and rich lemon filling, the flaky crust and the soft and sweet meringue topping.  This pie will have your mouth watering in no time!  To celebrate, let’s take a…

How Thermometers Work: Digital Thermometers

  Thermometers are instrumental to the cooking process.  A thermometer is a great tool to use to determine if your food is fully cooked, safe and ready to eat!  This is part 3 of the “How Thermometers Work” series and we will explain how to use a digital thermometer! A digital thermometer has one big…

Proofing Baskets

Do you ever wonder how a baker gets the perfect loaf of bread every time? It is highly likely that they are using a proofing basket to keep the shape and structure of the loaf when it’s rising. Proofing baskets are not only used in the professional kitchen but they are also popular items for…

Easter Desserts

Narrow your search and complete your Easter dinner on a sweet note with some of these delicious cakes. From Coconut, Carrot, Lemon, and Strawberry, to the Classic Easter Vanilla, there are many cakes to please your taste buds! Coconut Cake The Coconut cake is not only delicious but offers a balanced taste as well as…

Baking and all the Tips!

There are a variety of pastry tips ranging in size, shape, and product material to pipe anything from leaves, to flowers, to names. The most commonly used piping tips are the plain tips and star tips. Tips can usually be purchased individually or in sets. Let’s look further into what each tip can produce! Round:…

Are You Whisking the Best Way You Can Be?

Video Credit: America’s Test Kitchen From America’s Test Kitchen: We’ve noticed that different cooks seem to favor different motions when using a whisk. Some prefer side-to-side strokes, others use circular stirring, and others like the looping action of beating that takes the whisk up and out of the bowl. That got us wondering: Is any one…

The Ultimate Baker Ruler

The Problem: You’re in your baking lab and you’re asked to caramelize your sugar. What do you bring the temperature to? You can’t seem to remember! What do you do next? Should you pull out your phone to Google it? Or get your textbook to look it up? Both these options seem unsanitary. WHAT DO YOU…