Classic Croissants

Are you ready to try your hand at a more advanced dough? Lamination is the process wherein a lean yeasted dough is wrapped around a block of butter or fat in a package. This package is rolled and folded repeatedly in a systematic way to create paper-thin layers of dough separated by thin layers of butter.

Artisan Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta is an artisan bread with a very distinct look. It has an airy texture with large irregular holes in the loaf along with a tangy (almost sourdough) flavor.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Iconic, irresistible, and universally adored, whoopie pies are one of the most delicious desserts around! This recipe for a red velvet version are delicate, delicious, and very easy to make.

Beginner’s Sponge Cake & Boston Cream Pie

If you’ve never made a sponge cake, this is a fantastic recipe to start your baking adventure. It is also a good base in our Boston Cream Pie recipe because it doesn’t require any tricky folding or separating of eggs usually required for making a good sponge cake.

Big Texas Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a big ol’ cake with a shocking red color and an extra-tender cake piled high with fluffy cream cheese frosting. The finished cake is almost a foot tall when frosted! It’s a wonderful dramatic dessert.

French Macarons

French Macarons are the pinnacle of baking confectionery genius. Macarons take cookies to an unimaginable extreme of culinary perfection. Don’t confuse Macarons with the coconut cookies called “macaroons.” These almond flour cookies are made with a meringue base. When baked correctly, they have a light, crisp sugary coating surrounding a tender, chewy cookie interior.

7 Delicious Cookies & Bars for Santa

This carefully curated collection of our chef’s best home baker cookies is just what you and your little elves need when baking the goodies for Santa!