baking

Part of a loaf of pain de mie on a round wooden cutting board.

Pain de Mie

Pain de mie is characterized by its distinctly rectangular shape and buttery taste. Perfect for toast and sandwiches, it’s traditionally made in a Pullman pan but you can use any old loaf pan.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 30
A cast-iron skillet plum cake with slices of fanned out plums baked in

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A slab of Katharine Hepburn brownies cut into 9 pieces, on parchment paper, with a knife nearby

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

  • (13)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 45
Young girl holding an two-layer iced berry cake filled with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream

Iced Berry Cake

This far-from-fussy dessert is gonna satisfy your desire for a subtle red, white, and blue presence this coming weekend. Actually, it’s gonna satisfy in a lot more ways than just that.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
A bluebarb pie with one slice missing and two forks resting beside the pie.

Bluebarb Pie

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 8
Four homemade burger buns dusted with flour on grey paper.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? There’s a lot more lovely things to be said about these rich, pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

  • (15)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 56
Several cooked papo-secos on a wire rack.

Papo Secos | Portuguese Rolls

David explains how to make classic Portuguese papo secos, the stuff of everyday eating, that essentially look like cherubic little baby buns and have a taste that’s also divine.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 4
A thin circle of stretched pizza dough being tossed in the air.

Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. This recipe from master bread baker (and pizza flinger!) Jim Lahey helps you do exactly that.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 18 H
  • 19
Jim Lahey's white pizza on a parchment-lined plate with water glasses stacked behind it.

Jim Lahey’s White Pizza

A superlative—and unconventional—white pizza with a sheen of béchamel, a trio of cheeses, and a magnificently thin and boldly charred crust. So long, takeout.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A person holding a plate with a slice of basic chocolate cake on it.

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned chocolate cakes we’ve ever experienced. (Seriously. Would we lie about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 12