There’s nothing quite like a fresh, cheesy pizza coming hot out of the oven. Whether you use a pizza stone or a pizza pan, I have found it to be largely a matter of preference. This article will help you… Read More »What Should You Buy—a Pizza Stone or a Pizza Pan?
The decadent taste of ooey-gooey chocolate in a freshly baked brownie is amazing on its own, but have you ever considered serving your brownie with a little extra like ice cream, fudge sauce, or fresh fruit on top? Brownie toppings… Read More »Ten Ways to Fancy Up Your Brownies (or Other Desserts)
(With tips from experts) Slow-baking, jiggle testing, careful cooling, adding structure, and 150 degrees— these are just a few principles to making the perfect cheesecake. Along with knowing how long to bake a cheesecake and understanding that it is not… Read More »How to Bake the Perfect Cheesecake
The perfect cookies, the best sandwich loaves, the tastiest muffins— all of these require butter, oil, or shortening, and sometimes different recipes will tell you to use one instead of the other. So what are the advantages of each? When… Read More »Can I Substitute Butter or Shortening for Oil in My Recipe?
(Updated from May 10, 2014) Everyone wants light and fluffy bread loaves. The answer to getting light and fluffy bread is by letting the bread rise long enough. How long should your bread rise? That depends on the temperature of… Read More »How Long Should My Bread Rise to Get Light and Fluffy?
Buttercream frostings are light, smooth mixtures of sugar, butter, and/or shortening. They are extremely popular because of their versatility. They are wonderful for decorating and can be flavored and colored for different purposes or situations. Butter vs. Shortening in Buttercream… Read More »Easy Buttercream Frosting
Here at the Prepared Pantry, we set a high standard for our cocoa powders because our customers only deserve the best. We don’t like powdery, chalky, bitter, or harsh cocoas or cocoas that taste flat. We like rich, deep, chocolaty… Read More »A Buyer’s Guide to Cocoa at The Prepared Pantry
When I was growing up in a big country farmhouse, we had biscuits for breakfast—hot, steaming biscuits that we would slap on the plate next to bacon and eggs. We would split them open and slip in a pat of… Read More »A Guide to Great Biscuits with Biscuit Recipes