Putting your sourdough starter on hold
What's the best way to store your sourdough starter when you'll be away for an extended period? Not in the fridge, nor freezer. For best results, dry it.
Homemade Marshmallow Spread
Best known as a companion to peanut butter in sandwiches, marshmallow spread is also excellent atop ice cream, floating in hot cocoa, or as a dip for fruits and crackers. Creating this fluffy whip at home is easy, and you'll be amazed at the fresh vanilla taste.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream-Cheese Filling
Tender pumpkin-spiced cookies are filled with tangy cream cheese frosting for a delightful autumnal dessert. Kids and adults alike will love this recipe, which comes from Matt Lewis' Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.
Whether you need a loaf for gift-giving or rolls and biscuits to serve with your holiday meals, these breads won't send blood sugars soaring.
Easy Crusty Baguettes
If you're as much a fan of crisp-crusted baguettes as we are, try our stoneware baguette baker from Emile Henry. Using the baker with this recipe guarantees loaves with a soft, chewy interior and crunchy exterior. Don't have a mold? Use a perforated metal baguette baker; or try one of our other tasty baguette recipes.
Chocolate Breakfast Muffins
These muffins are rich and tender, high-rising, and deep chocolate, both in color and flavor. Warm from the oven, spread with butter or raspberry jam, they're a totally decadent way to greet the day. We recommend them anytime you feel like treating yourself to something really special. And, by the way, they don't need to be relegated to the breakfast table; frosted with fudgy icing, they double as an awesome cupcake. A final aside — one of the King Arthur taste-tester comments we received…
Satiny soft dough made with butter, cream cheese, and sour cream wrapped around a filling of sugar, nuts, and dried fruit: that's rugelach. Once baked, the traditional Eastern European cookie flakes like a Danish or croissant, its buttery flavor the perfect foil for the sweet filling within. While traditional rugelach is most often based on raisins and walnuts, apple, apricot, and chocolate versions are common as well. You'll find these variations in “baker’s tips,” below: or create your own…
Flour, milk, eggs, salt, and butter: what a simple combination of ingredients for such a sublime treat! These popovers don't require a special pan, nor any unusual mixing method; just blend in a blender; beat thoroughly with an electric mixer; or whisk vigorously by hand, and bake a dozen gorgeous popovers, ready in just about 30 minutes.
Raspberry Puff Turnovers
These ultra-flaky, buttery turnovers, filled with lightly sweetened raspberries scented with both vanilla and cinnamon, are easier to make than you might think. Fashioned from an easy “blitz” puff pastry, you can have them fresh and warm on the table in less than 90 minutes start to finish.
Caraway Rye Bread
Vermont is a lovely place to live. After all, it's home to Ben & Jerry's ice cream; nothing like being right next to the source of Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, and all those other crazily delicious flavors. Cabot Creamery, the cooperative that supplies so many of us around the country with cheese, butter, sour cream, and yogurt, is just one of the many dairies in the state serving up everything the local cows (and goats, and sheep) can offer.