This holiday season here at KAF, we’ve been making merry with our delightful new cookie cutter, a classic roly-poly snow globe. I can’t begin to tell you the fun we’ve had creating our own versions of these kitschy vacation souvenirs. In fact…
November 29th, 2011 by
November 28th, 2011 by
Recipe: Vanilla Sugar Cookies
AJ Quigley, a regular on King Arthur’s Baking Circle community, emailed us this recipe with the following message –
“I ran across one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes years ago in one of those ‘company’ fundraiser cookbooks, and have used it quite often since then. I checked KAF’s recipes and there’s not one like it, so I thought I’d share. It makes a tender-crisp, melt-in-your-mouth cookie.”
Well, I’d been looking for the “perfect” sugar cookie recipe for a long time. Since about 1967, to be exact, the last time I tasted a sugar cookie from the Colonial Bakery in Glastonbury, Connecticut…
November 26th, 2011 by
Construction is moving along on our new additions. The roofs were put on just in time for winter! We employee-owners finally got to go on a walk-through of the new buildings and see the updates up close. It’s amazing! Since it’s the season of giving, we thought we would share some of our photos with you.
November 24th, 2011 by
Recipe: Turkey chili hand pies
Turkey soup, again?
Surely, you can’t be serious. “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”
Now that you’ve had your pop culture reference for the day, I’m totally serious about the turkey soup.
November 23rd, 2011 by
Recipe: Mini Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Tonight is my late night. No, not a late night of Letterman, or a late night baking pies for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but a late night here on the Baker’s Hotline. Once a week we all take turns closing down the hotline, answering questions after the kiddies have gone to bed, and the sourdough starter is at rest.
So, what is it like here after most of the company has left for the day?
November 22nd, 2011 by
When someone first starts following a gluten-free diet, what do you think they miss the most?
Chocolate chip cookies? Pancakes? Birthday cake, maybe?
Nope. While we haven’t seen any “official” studies offering insight into this question, our anecdotal research shows that what people miss most on their gluten-free diet is…
November 20th, 2011 by
Just look at this coffeecake, would you?
It’s delightfully moist, its texture a perfect balance between heavy and light: substantial, yet not unpleasantly dense.
Its cinnamon-streusel topping is the perfect crunchy counterpoint to the thin layer of soft cranberry sauce just beneath the crust, and to the cake itself.
Looking to add fiber to your diet? This cake’s 100% whole wheat. And boy, does it taste good…
But looks? Well, if looks were everything, this coffeecake would be less than nothing.
It’s just so… beige.
November 18th, 2011 by
Recipe: Big Batch Quick Dinner Rolls
Timer rings, are you listenin’?
On the tray, turkey’s glistenin’
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight,
Thinkin’ ’bout a big batch of buns…
November 16th, 2011 by
There’s just something about orange and cranberry that tastes like Thanksgiving, isn’t there?
Cranberry-orange muffins. Cranberry-orange bread.
And my favorite: Tart-sweet, uncooked cranberry sauce: just ground cranberries, an orange (peel and all), walnuts if you like, and sugar to taste.
Now THAT says Thanksgiving!
November 15th, 2011 by
Hurray, hurray, it’s a happy day! Today, November 15th is National Bundt Cake day. Join us for a quick look at turning your favorite sweet dough recipe into a choco-caramel filled bundt-tastic celebration of the day.