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Oct 13 2014 | 4:52 pm - Bakers often strive for perfection; however keeping things rustic in Halloween desserts allows for the seasonal spirt to set the stage. Unusual ingredients and techniques come together to create a visual cue that reaches back into our memories of...
Sep 16 2014 | 6:02 am - Understanding the role of sugar in baking includes clarity on how it should be used and, just as important, how it should not be abused. Sugar wields one of the greatest powers in our kitchens and few bakers know how to keep it in check.
Aug 12 2014 | 12:06 pm - Fruit salads bring the cool to summer menus, but whimsical or uniquely carved watermelon elevates the dessert table into a sensational and unforgettable party centerpiece. The secret to success lies in selecting the best watermelon for carving and...
Jul 17 2014 | 9:46 am - What does it take to win that elusive blue ribbon? What makes one entry catch the judges' eye and tantalizes their taste buds? Today's recipe for Blue Ribbon Fair Cookies provides a great opportunity to learn a few of the secrets.
Jun 10 2014 | 9:50 am - They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. After years of baking for the men in my life, I can attest to the truth behind this adage. When it comes to the sweet side of the meal, I’ve found that men generally choose pies,...
May 12 2014 | 1:10 pm - Sliced fresh fruit always hits the target on my taste buds, especially in peak berry season. Having a light and airy cake companion that doesn’t weigh down the luscious fruit, well that’s a bull’s-eye. Yet as a baker it’s...
Apr 17 2014 | 6:16 am - Over the last year Annie Overboe has made it her mission to visit conventions and expos featuring gluten-free and allergen-free foods. Today she looks beyond delicious gluten-free recipes and explores the "why" behind the recent increase in the...
Mar 10 2014 | 1:29 pm - In the baking world, few desserts provide the wide range of culinary possibilities available in the cookie. Easy to make and serve, this compact delight gives bakers endless opportunities for creativity. Today Annie Overboe bakes up a nutty...
Jan 20 2014 | 3:46 pm - Making brioche calls for various flours, oodles of eggs and copious amounts of softened butter. Handling the dough through chilling and multiple rising stages can span two days. Annie Overboe set out to create a recipe that didn't cut corners as...
Dec 09 2013 | 2:15 pm - Annie Overboe reviews tips for successful holiday baking and gives us a bacony toffee cookie that's as rich in texture as it is in flavor. Your mouth will be as surprised as mine with the chewy texture and how the savory salty flavors exquisitely...