Welcome to the Stone Age of Cooking Pizza

The pizza stone is probably the best way to achieve a brick oven style pizza from the comfort of your own home.  Many times, friends and family members have gone to a reputable pizzeria and just admired the crunchiness of the crust and that charred flavored from an authentic brick pizza oven, and many of them…

How to Cook a Hard Boiled Egg

I learned the tricks to making the perfect hard boiled eggs one at a time, over years of trying and now feel that I’ve got it nearly perfected. It’s very simple to cook hard boiled eggs, but getting them consistantly right isn’t as easy. I’ll try to give you all you’ll need to know to…

Advantages of using a Pizza Stone for Baking

Cooking with a pizza baking stone can greatly affect the cooking time, the texture and the flavor of your pizza. Baking stones are flat, unfinished and are usually rectangle or round in shape. So what are the advantages of cooking with a pizza baking stone? Because baking stones are porous, they absorb moisture well. This…

A Beginners Guide to Quality Fondue

There’s something undeniably satisfying about spearing a piece of food on a long-handled fork, setting it into a hot pot, and getting to enjoy the delicious results almost immediately. It’s no wonder that fondue has enjoyed popularity (and produced so many variations) for so many decades ever since it originated in its traditional cheese form…

The most Effective way to Peel a Boiled Egg

I can’t believe it took me so long to find out the perfect way to peel hard-cooked eggs. Until the whole yolk/cholesterol issue reared it’s ugly head, we ate a lot of hard boiled eggs. I still make deviled eggs for parties and special occasions. I used to think it was pure luck or that…

Baking the Basics

Baking a Cake: The Simple Stuff There is nothing better than a cake baked right at home, and created from just boring ingredients that otherwise wouldn’t be anything. Many people these days think that baking a cake from scratch is a frightening task. Once you get the main idea of it, baking is easy and…

How to Poach the Perfect Egg

Poached eggs are a good, healthy way to prepare eggs since it doesn’t require butter or oil. To achieve the perfect poached egg the yolk will need to remain fully intact with the egg whites surrounding it. When poaching an egg you need to heat up approximately 2 to 3 inches of water until it’s…

Icing a Cupcake for Beginers

Cupcakes are the little wonders that everyone loves. Making cupcakes at home is easy. But this may not seem true if you are very new to baking. Icing a cupcake looks even easier but turns out to be not so for some. Help for those who fret when it comes to icing your cupcakes: You…

Bakers Pantry Items

If your kitchen specialty is baking, you’re well aware that your pantry needs to be full of specialty items, quite different than a basic pantry or cook’s pantry.  If you’re just getting into baking, these are some of the basic products and tools you should have in your baker’s pantry. Products: *Flour – all-purpose white flour…