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Video: Prepare Your Eyeballs For High-Class French Dessert Porn

You haven't seen a cream puff til you've seen this
Mar 25, 2014 11:00 am

Know what's not sexy dessert times? Awkwardly baking a cake while looking at your iPad every 30 seconds to make sure you're doing it right. Thankfully for everyone's pastry libidos, French coffee brand Carte Noire cranked up the swank for the "pink" installment of their dessert-themed video series. That espresso is one lucky bastard.

Troubleshoot Your Gluten-Freedom With America's Test Kitchen

This technique-based baking book is a gamechanger
Mar 24, 2014 11:05 am

America's Test Kitchen, the promised land of troubleshooting your most basic cooking fails and fixing problems you never knew you had (I used to save the back covers of my mom's Cook's Illustrated as a kid), recently published The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook. Its creed: you can't just substitute gluten-free flour and expect passable results. You have to change your whole technique (then prepare to welcome back sandwiches).

Make This Tonight: Porn Bread Baked In A Pipe

A scandalous snack slathered in honey butter
Mar 4, 2014 4:00 pm
porn bread recipe
Photo: Bradley Tuck

Octavio Becerra's new Hollywood haunt Acabar bills itself as “global local” and “inspired by the Spice Trail of the French Colonies.” There's something from nearly every territory that the Frenchies took over, but the true standout seems more American South (Louisiana Territory, perhaps?) than St. Tropez: it's called Porn Bread, and you need to try it. Got a pipe? 

Weekend Project: Bake A Cake For A Friend, Friend Loves You Forever.

Plus, hey, we all survived the polar vortex thing!
Jan 11, 2014 3:30 pm

If you're among the tens of millions mildly affected by Polar Vortex Cthulu, do your loved ones (or roommates) a favor and bake a celebration cake. We've got 10 great recipes from caramel-covered caramel cake and Jack Daniels-infused cake and frosting to a light, moist French yogurt cake that just screams classy. You've got options. And then you've got cake.

Our 25 Most Popular Dessert Recipes Of 2013

Best of sweet, fruity, chocolatey and booze-spiked
Dec 23, 2013 5:00 pm

Some of our best reader comments come from the dessert recipes we post. You'll notice we have no cupcakes, no DIY cronuts and nothing in a jar. No, our secret weapons all have one thing in common: you can make them. Check out our 25 most popular, and yes, totally photogenic dessert recipes of the year. 

Thanksgiving Practice Round: The Best Of Breads and Biscuits

Master great Thanksgiving baking recipes now
Nov 24, 2013 11:00 am

There's nothing like warm, fresh dinner rolls or a loaf of bread that's extra-special for a holiday meal. It's the kind of thing that inspires one to make a creative compound butter, like...bacon. And wouldn't you know it, most of these recipes have meat and cheese baked right in. If that's not the first car on the Thanksgiving spirit train, we don't want to know what is.

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Desserts

Practice these great Thanksgiving desserts now
Nov 22, 2013 3:00 pm

Ready to make pumpkin pie hopping mad? Here are a few of our favorite alternative Thanksgiving pie recipes for Practice Thanksgiving. It's the same as regular Thanksgiving, but with way fewer people to share with — and almost none of the kvetching. 

What Is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Because you'll totally need it for holiday baking
Nov 4, 2013 2:30 pm

How will you ever get through the holiday season without pumpkin pie spice? And wow, pumpkin pie gets its own spice blend? Let's decode what's in the little bottle before it goes into your seasonal confections (or maybe, just maybe, it's possible to make your own). 

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