Doesn't this look like lab equipment from 8th grade chemistry class? It's really a tubular dish made by Pyrex back in the 70's for baking round loaves of bread at home. Have any of you ever seen - or baked in - something like this?
Q: How long do flavoring extracts last in the cupboard? I have several bottles of extract (vanilla, rum, maple and lemon) that are quite old and I wonder if they are still usuable. The alcohol evaporated from the peppermint extract. Can I add more alcohol to the bottle and reconstitute the residue? (Guess who is frugal?) I did pitch the Mexican vanilla because of questionable orgin.
Have you ever used a glass bundt pan? We've been eyeing this one at Amazon, curious about whether it would make bundt cake baking easier, or devilishly difficult.
It would be interesting to be able to watch a cake as it browns in the oven, and know just when it's done on the bottom... err, top. But we also wonder if this kind of bakeware would make it very difficult to get the cake out intact.
We love kitchen tools that are multi-purpose, and if they are also beautiful, well then, so much the better. These terra cotta mixing bowls have all of these desirable characteristics, and more besides.
We're entering wedding season in the next few months and we've been browsing through wedding blogs and magazines. One of the most frequently served desserts recently is Whoopie Pies. We think they're adorable, easily adapted to different palettes, and small enough to serve to crowds.
This time of year, our thoughts invariably turn to pie. Yes, pie is traditionally a summer thing, with all those berries, apples, and pears coming into season. But we jump into pies as soon as rhubarb hits the markets, and there's something about a pie cooling on the windowsill in the fresh, new spring sunshine. (We've made three pies already this spring!) And if you're making pies, then you want a pretty crust. That's where this gorgeous pie pan from Emile Henry comes in.
Take a look at this new cakelet pan from Nordicware and Williams-Sonoma — how cute would these little cakes be at a birthday party or a spring wedding? The pan does all the work for you, too — all the cuteness of multiple layers, and none of the work.