Cooking and baking at home from scratch can save you money compared to dining out, and it can also be much healthier than using pre-packaged foods, since you are in control of the ingredients you use. There are no added preservatives, and the foods taste better when home made. That being said, it is good to note that the preparation of the baking season can help ensure you get off to a good start with fresh ingredients, a well-stocked pantry and a quick check of basic ingredients.
Once you are stocked and ready to go, try some of our best biscuit recipes we have listed! Personal favorites are Strawberry Muffin Tops and Old Fashioned Biscuits. One sweet, one savory but both are quick and easy! For quick tips and pointers on how to make biscuits, see the photos and information on our blog: Biscuit Techniques
Blogger Naomi at Bakers Royale took our Hot Chocolate Brownie Torte recipe for a spin. She added her own touch to the original recipe, the special marbled topping. The marbled topping makes this easy dessert look as elegant as it tastes.
“How can you go wrong with a hot chocolate brownie torte? You can’t, but you can make it better with a hint of cayenne for a little bit of spice…Of course I couldn’t turn down making it—one can never have too many brownie recipes and variations. And even more so, once I saw that it was a one-bowl brownie recipe—fast and easy.”
Read Naomi’s article at Bakers Royale or get the recipe for Hot Chocolate Brownie Torte with Marbled Frosting here from Clabber Girl! Happy baking!
Pumpkin Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Naomi Robinson of Bakers Royale cooked up our Pumpkin Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, and found it to be an easy recipe with a surprise twist. the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting added a wonderful taste in contrast to the pumpkin spice.
- From her Blog:
“A few notes:
The cake can be made two days in advance and kept covered and refrigerated.
- The frosting can be made up to five days in advance and kept covered and refrigerated.
- Make sure to bring the frosting to room temperature before icing the cake.
- To assemble the cake as seen in the picture, I halved the batter and poured one half into a 9 inch pan and then halved the second half and poured it into two 6 inch pans. To crumb the top of the bottom layer, I sliced off the slight domed top from each cake layer and then processed it to a fine crumb with a food processor.”
Read the article at Bakers Royale
This easy apple cobbler will be one of your favorite desserts after you try it! Fresh sliced apples, butter and cinnamon tucked under a crunchy crumb crust is topped with a scoop of ice cream for a delicious fall dessert.
Friends and family will love the sweet-tart goodness of this old-fashioned dessert, and the best part is that it’s a snap to make!
Equipment needed – two 5-inch or one 10-inch oven-safe skillet such as cast iron or stainless steel. This recipe can also be baked in an 8×8-inch square baking pan if skillets are not readily available.
Thanks to Jen Farley of savorysimple.net for conspiring with us to bring you this wonderful Fall treat!
2012 has been a busy baking year for all of us! Here we are listing the best recipes for 2012 according to the number of hits by you, our favorite customers. Some old, some new – a nice mixture of biscuits, muffins and main dishes!
#10 – Beef Tamale Casserole - a main dish, baked in the oven and topped with cornbread!
#9 – Best Biscuits - One of the easiest biscuit recipes we have!
#8 – Sweet and Sour North Country Coleslaw - Colorful and tasty side dish, perfect for picnics!
#7 – Cornbread - several variations exist in this, including corny bread and green chile corn bread
#6 – Irish Cream Bundt Cake – this recipe was very popular on St. Patrick’s Day and continues to be a Fan Favorite!
#5 – Smokey Cola Basted BBQ Brisket
#4 – Basic Biscuits - Sugar and honey in the dough!
#3 – Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with Streusel Topping – Delicious AND beautiful!
#2 – Old Fashioned Biscuits (as on the back of the Clabber Girl can)
Happy Baking and have a very happy 2013 from Clabber Girl!
Zucchini Bread – is the best of the harvest recipes
Nothing beats the fresh, moist goodness of zucchini bread at harvest time. This slightly dense quick bread has a cinnamon-nutmeg spicy flavor, freezes well and bakes up just as good in muffins, too. If you like this, you may want to try Chocolate Zucchini Muffins! These also make wonderful after school treats.
For a savory sensation, how about Zucchini Chili of Zucchini Pizza. Garden Fresh Zucchini Lasagne or Garden Ratatouille
Mother’s Day Strawberry Mousse Parfaits combine the sweet goodness of strawberries and smooth creaminess of mousse.
Add this to your list of treats for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration, but make sure the day includes lots of special moments.
See our other Mother’s Day treats to celebrate the day as well as a video showing how to make Mother’s Day Chocolate Waffles! What a specialty – serve breakfast in bed to start the day, but that’s just the beginning! See – Mother’s Day Treats
Celebrations on May 5th consist of Mexican cuisine, both main dish and dessert. Traditional menu items are tortillas, flan and Chicken and Rice – better known as Arroz con Poyo. One of our favorite recipes is the 7 Layer Bean Dip which is served with crispy tortilla chips on the side.
Orange Coconut Flan – A delightful twist on an old favorite this dish adds citrus and coconut to create a flavor sensation that is reminiscent of the tropics. Serve for dessert at any Cinco de Mayo party.
7 Layer Taco Dip - This recipe’s popularity is not limited to any occasion. It is served at Super Bowl parties, family game nights and carry-in for any type of get together. It’s definitely a must for this celebration.
Arroz con Poyo – Chicken and Rice, so popular in Latin American countries is quickly becoming a favorite here. It’s ease of preparation and hearty flavors make it perfect for your party. See how our friends at Goya prepare this popular dish! Goya Foods Video
Rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium, lemons have been used as home remedies to relieve colds and sore throats (lemon and honey). SEE How to Soothe a Sore Throat.
For Spring we are more interested in the delightful and refreshing flavors lemons bring to some of our favorite foods.
The skin, or zest, is used as a flavoring in many recipes like Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake and Cherry Apple Crumble Tart. Lemon Raspberry Pie is our personal favorite cream pie yet Lemon Meringue Pie is probably the all time favorite home baked cream pie.
Don’t forget the creamy sweet-tart pudding is also used as a filling in recipes for doughnuts and our delectable Triple Layer Coconut Cake. Lemon Curd Filling is a sweet-tart lemon pudding.
Add a little sunshine in your life with the delightful flavors of lemons!
Clabber Girl launches healthy baking alternative
in Rumford Reduced-Sodium Baking Powder
Holiday baking doesn’t have to be off limits for those with health issues
As more Americans work to limit their sodium intake, they find an increasing number of low-sodium cooking products on the shelves. But those who want to make low-sodium baked goods have struggled to find the ingredients they need.
Until now. Long known by health-conscious consumers as a trusted source of baking ingredients, Clabber Girl’s Rumford brand now offers a reduced-sodium baking powder that’s guaranteed to produce light and fluffy cakes, breads, pancakes and more. It contains 52 percent less sodium than leading brands.
Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder
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REVIEWS FOR RUMFORD REDUCED SODIUM BAKING POWDER -
An article in the Miami Post – Cook’s Corner, mentions using Rumford in Cheddar Biscuits
Great review from gottheknack – at http://gottheknack.blogspot.com/2011/08/bake-up-healthier-treats-with-rumford.html .