Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream is a fabulous and less-sweet alternative to American Buttercream. It stays silky smooth and doesn’t form a crust. It’s my go-to recipe whether cupcakes are requested, or I’m making a knock-out cake. Endlessly versatile!...
Rough Puff Pastry

Rough Puff Pastry

Making traditional puff pastry can be a challenge. In fact, the Barefoot Contessa, aka Ina Gartner, says, “You don’t have to do everything from scratch. Nobody wants to make puff pastry!” I venture to suggest that Rough Puff might make her change her mind....
Butter Pastry

Butter Pastry

This is an all-purpose pastry, suitable for both sweet and savoury pies. If you only want to learn one method, this is a good one. It’s easy to work with and produces very consistent results: a crisp, delicious pastry that works as well for the bottom crust as...
No Roll Pastry Crust

No Roll Pastry Crust

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you—the crust is tender and delicious. It’s my go-to recipe for blind baking pies as shrinkage is minimal, and it comes together in minutes. No messy, flour-dusted countertop. And the little ones love pressing...
Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

This is a very quick and easy way of making caramel sauce, Use this recipe if you’re in the least bit intimidated by the clouds of frothing steam from the more traditional method. It may not be quite as silky smooth, but it’s still delicious.  ...
Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel

Caramel is surprisingly easy to make, and you likely have everything you need to make it: sugar, butter, corn syrup and heavy cream. Perfect for making cakes, cupcakes, cookies and bars, or pouring over ice cream. Deeeee-licious.   Print clock clock iconcutlery...