Yeast bread, rolls, and pizza

So, why do you want to bake with whole grains?
For some of us, it’s a desire to add fiber to our diet. For others, a lifestyle choice: avoiding heavily processed or refined foods – embracing “whole” foods.
Maybe you… Read the rest

Coconut Pineapple Thumbprint Cookies

A few years ago here in town we had an ice cream stand called the Udder Delight. Run by a great guy named John and his family it featured homemade ice cream in wonderfully different flavors, a great expanse of… Read the rest

Edamame?

What is it? Have you tried it? What do you think of it?
These are some of the questions I got when I first made edamame for my family. I answered their questions, hoping that they would like this new… Read the rest

Edamame?

What is it? Have you tried it? What do you think of it?
These are some of the questions I got when I first made edamame for my family. I answered their questions, hoping that they would like this new… Read the rest

Enter, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

There’s a feast of baking mixes on the grocery shelves these days. You can purchase a mix for brownies, cake, or muffins, take it home, and have a warm-out-of-the-oven treat in no time.
The irony of it all is how… Read the rest

Through thick and thin

Good morning! Let’s raise a toast to toast today.

To peanut butter toast on a cold and snowy winter morning.

And when spring comes and the sap flows here in Vermont, to toast with maple sugar peanut butter. Yes, that’s… Read the rest

Give us your best

Baking blunders – we’ve all made them, right?
Our April Fool’s posts, where we reveal a year’s worth of King Arthur Flour test kitchen disasters, are fair proof of that.

This year, we’d like to open up our April 1… Read the rest

Mardi Gras Hot Shrimp Dip

Want to hear how I’ve been driving my family and friends crazy lately? How my coworkers have come to be rolling their eyes at me?

I’ve been making Hot Shrimp Dip, getting ready for Mardi Gras. Except I haven’t been… Read the rest

Are Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month Related?

I wonder if it is coincidence that Valentine’s Day, National Heart Month, and National Wear Red Day are all in February. Probably not, but it would be great if the hype around Valentine’s Day reminded us to eat heart healthy.… Read the rest

America’s love affair with pizza

Pizza.
Admit it – you’ve just gone all melty inside: exactly like the mozzarella on top of your favorite sausage and pepperoni pie.
Pizza has been a lifelong American cultural icon for all but our most senior readers. First offered… Read the rest

Baking with Kids

Me, eating something chocolate.
I grew up with a professional baker for a mom, and a chef for a dad. They were skilled and dedicated food magicians, who worked many hours and still found the energy to cook for their… Read the rest

Chocolate Fudge Cake Bombes

Have I told you lately… that I love you?  How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Wild thing, I think I love you…
*ahem*. Oh, sorry. You caught me having a private little conversation with the chocolate… Read the rest

8 Ways For Families To Reduce Food Waste.

Last June the USDA and EPA launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, calling on everyone in the food chain to join the effort to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste.
Food waste in the United States is estimated at 30… Read the rest

The Bread Lab

In January, two King Arthur Flour bakers, Jeffrey Hamelman and Kelsey Fairfield, crossed the country to spend a week baking in the Bread Lab at Washington State University Mount Vernon. The Bread Lab is designed for testing and developing products… Read the rest

How to shape perfect turnovers

Who doesn’t love a tender, buttery turnover, filled with berries or apples or peaches?

Or, in the case of this Asian-style, Lunar New Year turnover, Gok Jai: peanuts and coconut and sesame?
Many of us bake pies – I mean,… Read the rest

50 ways to love our parchment

Every culinary superhero needs a trusty sidekick. One that will go anywhere, do anything, to make the mission a success no matter the circumstance. Parchment is our trusty sidekick, in the kitchen and a few other places besides. How do… Read the rest

Cheese-stuffed bread sticks

Man, nothin’ says fun like cheese and bread.
Seriously. There is nothing solemn about a bubbling pot of fondue and chunks of bread. In fact, the kissing game is such an integral part of consuming fondue, it just can’t be… Read the rest

Homemade Salad Dressing … Easy as 1, 2, 3

Homemade salad dressing adds wonderful flavor to salads of all kinds – lettuce, fruit, and pasta salads. You can even add dressing to roasted veggies to add extra flavor. The thing I like best about homemade salad dressing is that… Read the rest

Crunch Time

When your supervisor tells you she wants to plan a cookie event, you don’t ask questions. Well, unless those questions are: Are you serious? When do we get started? Can I partake in the eating of cookies?? Anyway, my point… Read the rest

A basic guide to tempering chocolate

What is more luxurious than a pool of perfectly smooth, perfectly ready-to-do-your-bidding chocolate? One that will coat whatever you want, and harden almost instantly to a shiny, firm-to-the-touch surface that snaps when you break it?

Our love affair with chocolate… Read the rest

Gluten-Free White Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding

It’s no secret that gluten-free bread doesn’t love its life on the shelf. Even fresh out of the oven, it’s still a mere hop, skip, and a jump away from staledom. And you know what I’m talking about – the… Read the rest

Super Bowl Tostada Party

Whether you are a Broncos fan, Seahawks fan or just watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, you might be pondering what to serve while the big game is on. Consider our Make Your Own Tostadas. They are super economical… Read the rest

Pretzel Bites

You know the chewy texture and distinctive “street vendor pretzel” flavor you get in those soft, chewy pretzels bought hot from a charcoal-grill pushcart in the city?
Sure you do. Maybe it’s the grimy pavements, the diesel fumes, the clash… Read the rest

Scone Mix

I WAS WRONG.
Do you know how hard it is to say those words? Sure you do. There’s something about our human nature that simply doesn’t want us to admit being found anything less than perfect.
“Make a mistake –… Read the rest

Get Creative, Use What You Have on Hand

I know it’s time to make soup when my refrigerator, pantry and freezer are getting full of small bags of rice, pasta, meat, beans, and vegetables. I make soup using the ingredients I have on hand without a specific recipe.… Read the rest