25 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover BiscuitsSkills
If there’s one time I always wish for leftovers, it’s when I make biscuits. In fact, a good strategy is to always make extra so you never have to worry about that problem. But once you’ve had your fill of them reheated with a generous spread of butter or fruit jam, try one of these clever ways to use up leftover biscuits instead.
The 5 Best Types of Bread for a Grilled CheeseSkills
It’s just as important as the cheese.
The 4 Best Types of Bread for Delicious French ToastSkills
The right slice can make or break your next brunch.
We Tried 6 Ways to Hack Pillsbury Cinnamon RollsSkills
They truly blew us away.
How To Reheat Dinner Rolls So They're Warm and FluffySkills
You know the joy of tearing apart a dinner roll to have tufts of steam pour out of it, because it’s still warm from the oven? You can enjoy that same feeling every day until the rolls run out with three simple methods for reheating leftover dinner rolls, whether they’re store-bought or homemade. Our favorite rule for reheating leftovers applies here (reheat the food in the way it was prepared), so into the oven your rolls should go for reheating.
Here's How to Tell When Homemade Bread Is DoneSkills
How can you tell if something is done if you can’t take a peek inside while it’s actually cooking? When it comes to bread, there are actually a few ways to make sure your lovely loaf is perfectly baked, every time! To see if your bread is done, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center of the loaf. (If you go at an angle and through the side or bottom, you can minimize the visual evidence!) Most breads are finished baking at about 190°.
This Is the Only Way You Should Be Storing BreadSkills
We're talking more than two weeks of fresh slices.
Oct 6, 2023
People Are Just Discovering What the Color of Twist Ties on Bread Actually MeanSkills
They're color-coded for a very important reason.
Oct 3, 2023
20 Types of Bread You Should KnowSkills
How many can you name off the top of your head?
Sep 28, 2023
How To Bake Store-Bought Frozen Puff PastrySkills
Store-bought frozen puff pastry is a lifesaver any time of year, but especially as we move into the busy holiday season. With a package or two stashed in the freezer, I know a quick baked brie for visiting guests or plate of mini-quiche appetizers for a potluck is only a few steps away — and the empty, crumb-filled plates at the end of the night speak for themselves. If you’ve never used frozen puff pastry before, let me assure you that it couldn’t be easier.
Aug 23, 2023
The Best Use for Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix That’s Not MuffinsSkills
There's actually a much tastier way to use everyone's favorite muffin mix.
Apr 24, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About MatzoSkills
You might be familiar with matzo ball soup and see the packages of matzo around your grocery store, but many people don’t know what matzo really is or why it’s eaten. Here’s a quick introduction to the star of the Seder!
Feb 9, 2023
We Tested 6 Methods for Reviving Stale Bread, and the Winner Was a Huge SurpriseSkills
The best method yielded beautiful, fluffy results!
Jan 28, 2023
Here’s How Long Bread Will Last in the Freezer (and How to Store It)Skills
It's possible to freeze carbs and enjoy them later in a not-rock-hard state.
Dec 15, 2022
The Best Ways to Store & Reheat Bread: Advice from a BakerSkills
I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Baker and Doughpuncher David Norman. David is a true artisan when it comes to baking breads, working each batch of dough carefully to achieve the consistency and quality he desires. I asked him about common misconceptions the public may have when it comes to baking and storing bread, and it turns out we may have been doing a few things wrong.
Dec 14, 2022
Two Italian Brothers Slid into My DMs and Shared the Secret to the Best FocacciaSkills
Not to be dramatic, but the results were kind of mind-blowing.
Dec 1, 2022
The Simple Trick for Keeping Your Pie Crust from BurningSkills
No awkwardly cut foil strips required.
Nov 9, 2022
TikTok Just Taught Me a Better Way to Line My Loaf PanSkills
Use this clever folding trick to get the parchment paper just right.
Oct 30, 2022
The Easiest Way to Keep Bread Soft — No Fancy Tools NeededSkills
The only thing you need is already in your refrigerator!
Oct 5, 2022
I Tried the TikTok Hack of Baking Muffins over Rice and It Actually WorkedSkills
Here's why it's such a smart tip.
Oct 4, 2022
The Best Way to Make Softer and Fluffier Whole Wheat BreadSkills
It can be hard to get homemade whole wheat bread as soft and fluffy as the loaves we see at the grocery store. All too often, our loaves end up like dense heavy bricks. But there is hope! A few baking tricks can help us get much closer to the pillowy whole wheat loaves we crave. The reason why whole wheat loaves end up so dense is because whole wheat flour has very little gluten as compared to white all-purpose flour.
Sep 22, 2022
How To Freeze Cinnamon Rolls and Bake Them LaterSkills
It’s unfair. Fresh, hot, from-scratch cinnamon buns are a beloved treat, especially for tasty Christmas breakfast. Who doesn’t want to wake up to the smell of cinnamon and caramelizing sugar, or stumble down to the kitchen to find fresh-from-the-oven, slathered-in-icing cinnamon buns, just waiting for you to dive in?
Sep 21, 2022
What’s the Correct Order for Breading Chicken?Skills
Q: When dredging chicken cutlets, do you the use flour, buttermilk, and eggs before coating in breadcrumbs? Sent by Phyllis Editor: Each element in the breading process has a purpose. When you know what each does, it’s easy to remember what order to use when breading chicken (or whatever protein you’re using). This will also help you out with substitutions when you need them. Here’s the basic method to remember: wet → dry → wet → dry.
Sep 16, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Whole-Wheat and White Whole-Wheat Flour?Skills
While both flours are 100 percent whole wheat, the difference is in the variety of whole wheat.
Sep 13, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making MuffinsSkills
It doesn’t matter if they’re sweet or savory — homemade muffins are a timeless and comforting breakfast. (Especially when your morning involves grabbing a breakfast sandwich or quick bite as you dash out the door.) Fill them with fruit or veggies for a healthier spin, or go for something more indulgent. Either way, fresh-baked muffins are a total treat. As you crank up your oven for your next batch of muffins, be sure you’re not making any one of these muffin missteps.
Sep 1, 2022
The Difference Between Panko & BreadcrumbsSkills
Panko and breadcrumbs are the pantry staples we reach for to add a crunchy topping to baked casseroles, and to make a super crisp breaded coating for fried and baked foods. They’re pretty similar, but do you know what sets them apart? It comes down to this: Breadcrumbs is a broad term, and there is more than one variety, one of which is panko. What sets these two pantry staples apart is their texture and how they’re made. Panko is a type of flaky breadcrumb.
Aug 30, 2022
Alex Guarnaschelli’s Tip for Serving Restaurant-Quality Bread and Butter Couldn’t Be EasierSkills
It's time to step up your bread-and-butter game.
Aug 25, 2022
How to Activate and Proof Yeast For Basic Bread BakingSkills
If you've never worked with yeast before or, like me, haven't been successful in proofing your yeast, here's everything you need to know about getting started with dry yeast.
Aug 22, 2022
5 Ways to Tell When Dough is KneadedSkills
Knowing when you can stop kneading the dough is among the more mysterious aspects of baking bread. Sure, it’s no longer a wobbly mess of bubble-gummy dough, but is it really done? To find out, there are ways to tell whether the dough is ready after kneading it for 10-12 minutes by hand or 8-10 minutes in a mixer. Here are a few clues to look for. The point of kneading dough is to strengthen the gluten, which are the stringy bands of proteins that give bread its structure and texture.
Aug 11, 2022
How to Store Spring RollsSkills
The answer depends on how long your summer rolls need storing.
Aug 7, 2022
Is Fresh Yeast Important When Baking Bread?Skills
I don’t bake with yeast all that often, but I always reach for the packets of dry yeast when I do. But what about those little cakes of fresh yeast, the ones professional bakers are always talking about? It was time to find out more about fresh (or cake) yeast, and see what the fuss was all about. How is it different from dried yeast, is it easy to use, and would breads made from fresh yeast taste better?
Aug 4, 2022
Make It a Meal: 5 Excuses to Have Biscuits for DinnerSkills
Fresh biscuits like our Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits are so easy to pull together and take so little time to bake, they make an ideal component to a weeknight meal. In fact, we’ve been known to make them the centerpiece of the meal. Here are a few of our favorite excuses.1. Topped with Sauce – Many of the same sauces we put over pasta are fantastic over biscuits as well. We particularly love creamy ones like this Mushroom Sauce.2.
May 12, 2022
Kitchen Science: Demystifying GlutenSkills
Ah, gluten. Bread bakers love it and pastry chefs keep it at a respectful distance. So what’s the deal with gluten and what can we oh-so-humble home cooks do about it?All flour contains a certain percentage of protein, ranging from 8% for cake flour to around 13% for durum semolina (pasta) flour. When activated, these proteins cling together to form strands of gluten.
May 12, 2022
Why Does Pita Bread Mold So Fast? (And How To Stop It?)Skills
Q: Why does pita bread mold so quickly? I love pitas for sandwiches, dipping, chips, etc. but every time I buy some it molds in my cupboard or on my shelf within a day or two (long before I can eat it all). I hate to stick it in the freezer immediately because that takes away its fluffiness and freshness.My other breads don’t mold this quickly. What’s the deal? And, is there any way to avoid pita molding?!
May 12, 2022
The Best Trick for Slicing Cinnamon Roll Dough PerfectlySkills
You likely already everything you need.
Apr 16, 2022
This Wildly Simple Hack Will Turn Your Muffin Tin into a Donut Pan with EaseSkills
You'll be blown away by this one.
Apr 7, 2022
This Incredibly Simple Baking Hack Will Make Your Muffin Tops Bigger and BetterSkills
You'll wish you knew this one sooner.
Mar 23, 2022
This Easy Garlic-Bread Hack Is the Key to Bread-Basket HeavenSkills
This might become your new favorite way of making garlic bread.
Mar 12, 2022
The Best Way to Put that Last Slice of Sandwich Bread to Good Use
Tips from The Kitchn
We promise, this trick won't get stale!
Mar 10, 2022
This Ingenious Bagel Shaping Hack Is Perfect for This Weekend’s At-Home BrunchSkills
Stuffed bagels? Sign us up!
Feb 25, 2022
This Easy Muffin Trick Will Make Your Mornings So Much TastierSkills
Waking up super early for work can be challenging, especially if you don't have a delicious breakfast planned. This buttery muffin trick fixes all of that!
Feb 23, 2022
Ina Garten's Tiny Trick Will Have You Using Cookie Cutters for Soup — Yes, SoupSkills
This trick for making soup toppers is so unbelievably easy!
Feb 2, 2022
Braid Challah Like a Pro with This Step-by-Step GuideSkills
Shannon Sharna explains how to braid challah bread in four different styles.
Nov 22, 2021
The Laziest Way to Make Croutons Also Happens to Be the Best WaySkills
It’s the easiest way to get flavor into *all* the nooks and crannies.
Oct 27, 2021
Try This Simple Trick to Stop Berries from Bursting on the Bottom of Your MuffinsSkills
It works with chocolate chips, too.
Sep 30, 2021
A Simple Trick for Making Picture-Perfect Loaf Cakes and Quick BreadsSkills
Get that professional-looking split top.
Aug 10, 2021
This Brilliant Bakery Tip Will Give You the Muffins of Your DreamsSkills
An overnight rest is good for more than just no-knead bread!
May 7, 2021
What’s the Difference? Light Rye, Dark Rye, Pumpernickel, and MarbledSkills
As bread bakers, the differences between these four breads has been a real source of confusion for us. They often seem to be used interchangeably in restaurants, bakeries, and even some cookbooks. It’s quite distressing to expect one kind of bread and wind up with something completely different, we think! So is there a difference?We would argue that, yes, there is definitely a difference. Or at least there should be!
Oct 7, 2020
Is This a Loaf of Bread or a Baby’s Arm?Skills
The Internet’s latest “this-or-that” posts compare baby rolls to bread rolls. Can you tell which is which? Parents in Japan are using this Twitter hashtag to show the striking similarities between their babies’ roly-poly arms and a pull-apart snack bread from 7-Eleven. It’s a little different from the this-or-that posts we’ve seen before, but I think this is the best yet. It’s certainly the cutest, at the very least.
Sep 30, 2020
10 Ways to Put a Muffin Pan to Good Use (Other Than Making Muffins!)Skills
As if you need another reason to use a muffin pan besides, well, just making muffins! That should be good enough, we know. But we like it when our kitchen tools do double duty, and it turns out, the ol’ muffin pan is quite versatile! Here are 10 other ways you can put it to good use in your kitchen: Use it to serve oysters, shown above. Via à la mode. Make giant ice cubes. Freeze single servings of soup. Blend and freeze smoothie ingredients.
Jul 15, 2020
Here’s How to Take a Summer Vacation from Your Sourdough StarterSkills
Take a break from baking bread while the weather is hot!
Jul 9, 2020
What’s the Difference? Crumpets Versus English MuffinsSkills
Homemade English muffins are one of those things we whip out whenever we want something extra special in the morning – a birthday brunch, in-laws are in town, you name it! One guest recently asked about the difference between crumpets and English muffins, and we were honestly stumped…with good reason, it turns out!One thing that all the blogs, websites, and cookbooks seem to agree upon is that crumpets and English muffins are two different creatures.
Jul 10, 2020
The One Thing I Always Do When Making Banana Bread (and You Should Too!)Skills
I've been doing this for 15 years.
May 12, 2020
Comfort Me with Sourdough: An Absolute Beginner's Guide
Sourdough for Beginners
Our team is all-in on sourdough. Want to join us? It's the best baking adventure of all, and everything you need to get started is right here.
Apr 21, 2020
Word of Mouth: ChapatiSkills
Chapati [chuh-pah-tee] noun: Pan-grilled unleavened flatbread eaten in India, East Africa, and most of South Asia.Chapati is ubiquitous in Kenya; big golden wedges of this flat, chewy bread were served at almost every meal. We loved it; the fried golden taste is so delicious, and it’s handy for sopping up extra meat and sauce. We were already familiar, too, with chapati from Indian cuisine.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Freeze & Reheat Dinner RollsSkills
We here at The Kitchn are firm believers that the more you can do ahead of your dinner party, the less stress you’ll have at your dinner party. Dinner rolls fall squarely in that make-ahead category. In fact, dinner rolls are such a flexible and accommodating kind of recipe that there are multiple points in the process when you can stop, put the rolls on pause, and pick them up again when you want to — whether that’s a whole month from now or just a day.
Jan 21, 2020
Why I Only Use Sourdough Bread When Making French Toast CasseroleSkills
Brioche is great, but not when I'm cooking for a crowd.
Dec 23, 2019
4 Breads to Make This EasterSkills
Looking back over this week’s content, we seem to be having something of an Oprah moment. It’s bread for days at The Kitchn — specifically Easter bread. Of course we have other ideas, too (you have to try this honey-glazed pork tenderloin, for starters), but bread is stealing the show.
Dec 17, 2019
Your Flour Has a Shelf Life and It May Be Shorter than You ThinkSkills
When it comes to baking bread, you’ve got a few different flour options. In addition to the regular suspects on your grocery store shelves — notably all-purpose and bread flours — the recent renaissance of stone-milled flours has added greater choice and complexity to this essential bread decision. And if you opt for the stone-milled stuff, or any whole-wheat flour, different rules of storage and shelf-life apply.
Dec 17, 2019
When It Comes to Bread, Less (Flour) Is MoreSkills
When people who know about bread talk about bread, they often talk about ratios. A common ratio for bread is five to three, which importantly refers to weight (not cup) measurements — so 500 grams of flour to 300 grams of water, for example. But according to Adam Leonti, baker-in-chief at Brooklyn Bread Lab, less flour is more, or rather more water is more, if your goal is to make bread with big, beautiful holes.
Dec 17, 2019
Good Bread Takes Time (a Whole Lot of Precious Time)Skills
You know that George Harrison song I’ve Got My Mind Set on You? It goes something like, “It’s gonna take time, a whole lot of precious time / It’s gonna take patience and time / To do it, to do it, to do it right.” I may have left out a few “to do its,” but you get the idea. The point is: Harrison may as well have been singing about bread. So how long should bread take?
Dec 17, 2019
The Best Way to Thaw Puff PastrySkills
If puff pastry isn't working for you, it may not be properly thawed.
Dec 2, 2019
Want to Make a Better Quick Bread? Try Using Muffin BatterSkills
Goodbye banana bread, hello sour cherry chocolate chunk bread!
Sep 23, 2019
3 Stunning Ways to Shape BriocheSkills
A plain loaf of brioche is wonderful, but sometimes it’s fun to put in a little extra effort to make it extraordinary. The classic braid makes an excellent sliceable loaf with flair, while the star and bouquet options are eager to offer their pull-apart charms to a brunch near you. I know this all looks like a ton of work, but I promise it’s not! With these three easy-to-memorize techniques, you’ll take your brioche game to a level that’ll make even your grandma jealous.
Jul 30, 2019
5 Ways to Make Dinner with Pizza DoughSkills
A ball of store-bought pizza dough can help you make dinner. On busy weeknights, its versatility and convenience just can’t be beat. And while you can obviously make great pizza from pizza dough, the truth is that you can make a whole lot of great things beyond pizza from the dough. Here are five ingenious ways to turn a one-pound ball of pizza dough into dinner. A sandwich is one of the easiest dinners around.
Jul 24, 2019