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Chocolate Ganache recipe

I like to use chocolate ganache to decorate cakes and pastries. It gives desserts a glossy and smooth finish. Plus, chocolate just tastes good.

Chocolate Ganache is very simply to make, and although it can be customized with a wide variety of flavors, it really only requires 2 ingredients: heavy cream and good quality chocolate. […]

What Baking S.O.S. is making for Thanksgiving: Challah Apple Stuffing

Last year, I was invited to a very special Thanksgiving celebration with Jewish friends in our neighborhood: it was called Thanksgivukkuh because the first day of Hannukkah coincided with Thanksgiving for the first time in centuries (and it won’t happen again for another 70,000 years, so this was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration!).

Thanksgivukkah was observed by […]

Chocolate Truffle Recipe for Valentine’s Day

coated in bittersweet chocolate cocoa or finely chopped, toasted almonds

Last night, I taught a Handmade Chocolates class at the Franklin Park Conservatory as part of their Food Education classes. We made traditional Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.

The Handmade Chocolates class is always popular at Valentine’s Day, so in the spirit […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Cornbread Recipe

Jim asks: I made some corn bread using gluten-free flour, soy milk and flax seed for eggs, but it came out heavy. Everything I try comes out the same. I am allergic to all three. Please help.

Baking S.O.S. says: It is a real challenge to make baked goods that taste good and have a […]

New Twists on Thanksgiving Favorites: Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie

Last week, I taught two baking classes: How to make pie from scratch with the theme: “New Twists on Thanksgiving Favorites.” I chose to make Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie because those are MY two favorite pies for Thanksgiving.

Creating a new twist on Pecan Pie was easy: pecan pie always tastes better with chocolate […]

Pastry Cream and Fresh Fruit Trifle recipes from the Country Living Fair 2011 Demonstration

Baking S.O.S. was invited by the organizers of the Country Living Magazine Fair to do a baking demonstration during their 2011 Fair in Columbus, Ohio. I was scheduled to speak just before several TV show personalities, so I felt a little like a celebrity myself as I gave my demo to an over-flowing audience of […]

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Do you have an abundance of zucchini growing in your garden or arriving in your CSA delivery every week? If so, try this recipe for a different twist on zucchini. It’s delicious!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients 2 ¾ C. all-purpose flour ¼ C. cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. […]

Death By Chocolate Cake Help

Ian says: I have made the following recipe 2 times: Death By Chocolate Cake from cacaoweb.net.

Each time the flavor is perfect but the cake is so dense that it is overwhelming (to the point of not being fun to eat.) But before we blame the recipe, let me share the context.

I prepare one […]

Muffin Recipes for Healthful Alternatives to Cupcakes in School Parties

Baking S.O.S. says: I have been working with the administration, staff, and fellow parents in my children’s school district for many months to make changes to the Health & Wellness policy for the entire school district.

One of the topics that concerns many parents is the excessive amount of candy, sugary cupcakes and desserts served […]

Baking Challenge: Finish the Recipe!

Kathy asks: Here’s my situation: I was getting ingredients together for a baking project but couldn’t complete it because I didn’t have the proper ingredients. I mixed together:

2 c flour 1 c sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 tsp baking soda

And stopped.

My question is: What can I put with this mixture to create […]