A simple golden butter cake is, paradoxically, one of the toughest homemade cakes to successfully pull off. Take this class for butter cake success!
This is the story of a recipe involving cocoa, egg whites, great joy, frustration, and guilt. Lots and lots of guilt. Let me elaborate. I’m the person nominally in charge of the online recipe site here at King Arthur Flour. I say nominally, because there are lots of us from the test kitchen contributing recipes; […]
This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps.
Did you just get a fancy new immersion circulator for cooking sous vide at home? Awesome. Welcome aboard.
I’ve fallen hard for sous vide cooking in the past year. At first, I wasn’t quite sure how it would fit into my everyday cooking – I’m not a restaurant chef, nor do I cook like one!
But the more I experimented, the more I realized that cooking sous vide is in the same category as cooking in a slow cooker or with a pressure cooker: It’s another option in our arsenal as home cooks for getting a good meal on the table with as little fuss – or failure – as possible.
Sourdough baking is endlessly fascinating, isn’t it? First-time sourdough bakers, excited by the starter they’ve created, happily explore the huge realm of possibilities for its use. (And if you’re a “newbie,” we highly recommend you check out our Complete Guide: Baking with Sourdough.) More seasoned sourdough aficionados, having mastered the basics, work at fine-tuning techniques, […]
Why refrigerate chocolate chip cookie dough – or for that matter, any basic drop cookie dough – before baking? Does chilling cookie dough really make any difference? The short answer: yes, chilling cookie dough prior to baking does make a difference. But the story behind that “yes” might surprise you. I recently tested this question […]
Most of us only roast a turkey once a year, so we don’t get a lot of practice doing it. Invariably, every year some urgent questions come up about the process — whether it’s your first or fiftieth time doing it.
You’ve got this. Never fear! Here are some answers to questions you may have:
We’re swiftly approaching that “most wonderful time of the year,” right? Ah yes, but it can be stressful, too – especially if some aspect of your kitchen prep has gone awry.
Here’s a list of eight things you can start crossing off your list right now so that when the holidays descend — and it always happens quickly — you’ll be armed and ready to tackle whatever casserole or cookie comes your way!
Did you know that every single recipe on Simply Recipes goes through a rigorous process of development, testing, and editing before it gets shared on the site? It’s true! We want to make sure you’re only getting the very best when it comes to your meals and desserts.
Given the fact that our team of contributors and testers spend so much time in the kitchen day in and day out, it’s no wonder that we’ve developed some preferences when it comes to our essential, most time-saving kitchen tools.
Want to hear what they are?!
If you cook frequently, you may find yourself hitting a proverbial wall—you want to improve your dishes, but sometimes, after adding more salt and pepper, it’s not always clear what to try next.
Improving our cooking skills is always admirable task, but will that effort pay off in a better tasting dish? Here are five tiny tips that can make a huge flavor difference.
Our Classic Baguettes and Stuffed Baguettes recipe is just as the name states – a classic. These baguettes are going to closely resemble those from an artisan bakery. They’ll be chewy and riddled with holes on the inside, and crisp and golden on the outside. But this baguette dough does more than that – you can […]
Some things are just better when they’re fluffy: pillows, clouds… and pancakes. Definitely pancakes. There’s nothing better than diving into a light, fluffy stack of pancakes. And the key to making pancakes lighter than air is easier than you think. Just don’t make the most common pancake mistake — over-mixing your pancake batter! Perfectly fluffy pancakes […]
Vegetable shortening can be a mysterious ingredient. I’d never plunged my spatula into the cloud-like stuff until a few months ago when I was baking in the test kitchen. Growing up, I always reached for a trusty kitchen staple instead: butter. But recently as I whipped up batches of cookies and a plethora of pies, […]
Vegetarian + Vegan Holidaze.
Winter Solstice will soon be a turning point. Daylight will stretch, inch by inch. Or is that minute by wintry minute? In spirit, I suspect, it is both. Christmas is almost here, and the season celebrating rebirth, Light, and sliding into credit card debt is in full swing. Carolers are caroling. Gift wrappers are gift wrapping. Egg noggers are nogging. Latkes are sizzling. The shiny New Year crouches right around the corner.
And recipes are flooding my in-box for… ham. Roast beef. Rack of lamb. Wait a duck fat glistening minute, here.
Where are the vegetarian Christmas recipes?
I can't be the only person not forking a slab of meat on Christmas day. I can't be the single solitary soul who doesn't treasure bacon fat like it's a princess tiara. I'm not alone in my imaginings of a fresh and lively meatless Christmas dinner— am I? (See lovely and fresh Quinoa Salad with pears above.)
Okay. Okay. I get it.
I honestly do. I realize I'm in the minority here. That to most folks celebrating the winter holidays in all their myriad and nuanced diversity, meat is often the centerpiece of celebration. I acknowledge that. I even accept that. Just because I've been a vegetarian 78% of my life doesn't mean I bury my head in the sand of denial. I cope. I deal.
I go with the flow.
But just so you know? The UN thinks vegetarianism is not only a cool idea, it may be necessary to save the planet.
So here's ten maybe a dozen of my favorite vegetarian and vegan recipes for Christmas. With love. From me to you.