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Malted Milk Powder!

I made an absolutely awesome recipe from the blog A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn today (thanks to Four Pounds Flour for the link!). It's for "frozen malted milk cookies," and it's really a cake, not cookies, but no matter cause it tastes amazing. 

In order to make the cake, I picked up some malted milk powder (above) for the very first time. Though I (rightfully) love malted milk balls, I'd never really thought about what...

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Where Cookies Came From

I was looking around for something to bake in honor of Thursday's class "The Story of Milk & Cookies," when I realized I knew nothing about cookies or their history. Shall we explore a bit?

Let's start with the basics: etymology. Our American English word "cookie" comes from the Dutch "koekje," meaning "small cake." Bonus points for knowing -je is one of the ways to form the diminuitive in Dutch.1 

The reason we Americans say...

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Let's Make: Mock Apple Pie

A few weeks ago, Soma introduced me to the most amazing food in the world: mock apple pie. I was skeptical, for sure, but I promise it's really, really good, and you should make one. 

First though, what exactly is a "mock apple pie?" It's a weird and wonderful concoction of Ritz Crackers that manages to taste appley without any apples at all! Amazing!

And why would you bother making it?

* Maybe you're craving the...

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Surprise New Class!

We're psyched to be hosting a hands-on pie crust making (+ eating) workshop with Natalie of Bike Basket Pies on Saturday April 9th. Read more and sign up here before it fills up!

What it's all about:

The forever delicious pie is apparently set to be the "next big thing." But the perfect pie is all about having the perfect crust.

Making the perfect pie crust is all about technique. Learn all the little tips and tricks while getting your...

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Holiday Cooking Wrap Up

Huge, huge thanks to our awesome presenters at last night's workshop! 

First, we totally stuffed ourselves on 50 million varieties of savory tarts from Emily Beebe. Seriously, there were so many, and they were so good, like this beet and goat cheese variety.  If I had to choose one though, it would be the caldo verde - a take on Portuguese kale soup - with plenty of sausage, potatoes, and kale. Amazing.  Over at The Wooden...

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