What could possibly make up for winter's biting chill and dark, short days? Holiday baked goods, of course! If you intend to fill your kitchen with heaps of cookies and stacks of cakes, you better have these ingredients stocked.
Ginger, cinnamon, cloves and molasses are what give gingerbread its unique flavor. And the fact that it hardens to the consistency of a graham cracker makes it ideal for crafty projects for the family, like building a gingerbread house.
That rich pumpkin filling and gooey melange of cinnamon apples can't stand alone on the dessert cart -- they belong inside a flaky, buttery pie crust. The crust makes or breaks a pie, which explains why so many of us buy them premade.
What's full of jellied fruit, a variety of nuts and frequently used as a doorstop? If you guessed fruitcake, you're right on the nose. There are some variations on the classic that can bring your fruitcake into modern times.
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Buddy Valastro isn't just the Cake Boss -- he's also the boss of cookies at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. If Santa snubbed your snack last year, you could use Buddy's tips for the perfect cookie.
A merry holiday season for most people includes indulging in baked goods and traditional recipes with all the trimmings. If you're on a gluten-free diet, though, enjoying holiday fare can be a bit more challenging.
From warm apple pie to figgy pudding, holiday baked goods are one of the best foods to consume during the holiday season. Gather some delicious ideas and bake up something new this holiday season.
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Does your baking stop at the pre-made dough you can buy at the grocery store? Or do you make every cookie and cake from scratch? Find out how much you know about baking those beloved treats by taking this quiz.