Raye Tiedmann, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Raye Tiedmann has tested.

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
Pieces of bayou fried shrimp in a paper towel-lined bowl.

Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
A two-tier Victoria sponge cake with raspberry jam in the middle, all dusted with confectioners' sugar on a white plate with a white teapot in the background

Victoria Sponge Cake

This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 31
Two stacks of cornmeal griddle cakes on a patterned plate.

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

Shirttail cousins to corn bread, these savory cakes wooed and wowed us with their crisped edges, ethereally airy interior, and pantry-friendly frugality.

  • (12)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 53
A partially sliced loaf of gluten-free banana bread on a wooden platter.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

All the usual suspects—butter, sugar, eggs, nuts, and, natch, bananas–are here, save for gluten. And we were so tempted by the resulting taste and texture, we didn’t even miss it.

  • (6)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 53
A chipped ceramic dish filled with buttermilk drop biscuits nestled in a striped tea towel.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who when they first try these easy no-rolling-required biscuits. Amen to that.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

  • (39)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 122
Two girls sharing a chocolate cookie decorated with sprinkles.

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep ’em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A spoonful of sweet potato soufflé topped with brown sugar and pecan topping resting in a white bowl.

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Not entirely unlike the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole of your childhood, this “souffle” is ever so slightly more sophisticated with its pecan streusel.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A pistachio lover's pound cake on a wooden cutting board with a mesh bag of pistachios beside it.

Pistachio Pound Cake

Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.

  • (5)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 61