Tips And Techniques Posts

Eggs, a rolling pin, and a bag of flour on a kitchen counter

What to bake if you run out of ingredients

There are more choices than you think

Two bowls of brown sugar, light and dark

"What can I substitute for brown sugar?"

Some straightforward advice

Three cast iron pan pizzas being topped with different ingredients

Pizza for every season

Topping inspiration for your favorite pizza

Naturally leavened sourdough bread made with yeast water in place of standard sourdough starter, sliced open and set on a wooden table.

Baking bread with a yeast water starter

Can fruit successfully stand in for flour?

A loaf of gluten-free sandwich bread, sliced on a bread board with a box of gluten-free flour in the background

Gluten-free yeast baking

Which flour should you use?

A loaf of bread among several preferments.

Baking with preferments

Poolish? Biga? Levain? Unlock great flavor by understanding the four key varieties

Bags of Swerve sugar replacement, granulated sugar, and Truvia Cane Sugar Blend, all pictured with chocolate chip cookies.

Sugar alternatives for baking

Fewer calories, but do they yield great results?

A bread board with homemade bagels next to a cup of coffee, orange juice, and a toasted bagel with cream cheese

How to shape bagels

Make bagels that look as good as they taste

Brown butter melted in a skillet surrounded by pound cake and shortbread wedges.

Brown butter

How to make your buttery baked goods even better

ROTY_NYE

Our 2019 Recipe of the Year, New Year's edition

Our Classic Birthday Cake gets all dressed up

A pile of sugar with ingredients that can be infused into it to add flavor: vanilla bean, rose petals, coffee beans, orange zest, rosemary springs, and lavender flowers

How to make flavor-infused sugar

Vanilla sugar and beyond

Christmas-themed cookies decorated with naturally colored icing

Cookie decorating with natural food colors

A drop-by-drop color guide from King Arthur's chief cookie decorator

Three custard pies with top crusts: chocolate cream, pumpkin pie, lemon chess pie

Give cream pie a top crust

A tutorial for crust lovers

Rosemary Potato Rolls

Perfect dinner rolls

Favorite recipes and shaping tips

Slice of apple pie on a plate, flakes of crust scattered around slice.

An unorthodox path to flaky pie crust

Does it yield better results than the standard?

Five kinds of sugar, starting with granulated white sugar and ending with sugar that's been toasted for 4 hours

Toasted sugar

Turn up the flavor of your baking

Classic Birthday Cake baked in a sheet pan, sliced and decorated with rainbow sprinkles

How to make sheet cake from a layer cake recipe

A few simple steps to a shareable dessert

Opened can of pumpkin, bowl of homemade pumpkin purée

Leftover pumpkin

Whether half a can or most of a bowl, how to deal with your surplus purée

A cinnamon bun apple pie with a few apples on the table

Cinnamon bun apple pie

Bake your most impressive pie yet!

Loaf of white sandwich bread, sliced, on a cutting board in front of a pain de mie pan.

There's more to this pan than pain de mie

The 9" x 4" loaf pan is your newest kitchen workhorse

Baking_With_Zucchini

Baking with zucchini

Our best recipes and tips

Yellow layer cake with a chocolate crumb coat, final layer of icing being applied on top.

How (and why) to crumb coat a cake

The simple path to faultless frosting

A pan of Blueberry Buckle Coffeecake with a few slices next to it on plates, along with fresh blueberries

Blueberry Buckle Coffeecake

A sweet, streusel-topped treat

Peach scones on a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.

Tender Peach Scones

A sweet salute to summertime breakfast