Stories tagged: baking
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
These Easter sides just might steal the show
With a little planning and creativity, side dishes and desserts can be the most memorable items on your menu.
Wed., March 22, 2017, midnight
Leftover mashed potatoes? Try these puffs
Jean Repp, 99, of Spokane Valley, made these rolls for decades, sharing the beloved recipe with family.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, midnight
Best Ever Chocolate Cake – it’s vegan
Coconut oil and less sugar makes it even better
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6 p.m.
One base, three ways to say ‘I love you’
You can’t go wrong with homemade cookies for Valentine’s Day.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 4 p.m.
Moist, rich chocolate cake is also vegan and gluten free
Coconut flour, tofu, soy milk and ground flax seeds are the secret ingredients in this decadent dessert.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Bellacrosta Bakery and Fine Foods in Liberty Lake is closing
The artisan bakeshop, an offshoot of Clover, opened at the end of August.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, noon
Quintessentially quince: Knobby fruit needs a lot of love, but pays off
Quince are often overlooked, but it’s difficult to see why. Their cheerful yellow skin is eye-catching and inviting, and their exotic, floral fragrance is quite strong and intoxicating.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
‘Nutcracker’ sweets: Visions of these treats will dance in your heads long after the show’s over
The enchanting Land of the Sweets needn’t be just a dream within a dance. Home cooks can carry the whimsy of “The Nutcracker” off of the stage and into their …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, noon
Balls of delight
Mother’s date balls were a treat every Christmas.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, noon
Put sourdough starter to use in these scones
They won’t be dry and crumbly. They won’t even be all that sour.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, noon
Daily bread: Great Harvest reopens on South Hill
Originally from the Tri-Cities, Trevor and Tori Plaisted had been living in Texas, where he worked as a chemical engineer and she stayed at home with their four children, ages …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
South Hill Great Harvest has new owners
The husband-and-wife team of Trevor and Tori Plaisted, both 39, bought the business in September. It had closed at the end of July. They are the third owners of the …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
Matcha made in heaven
It’s easy being green with powdered matcha tea
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, noon
Buttermilk cake: Fake it so you can make it
Buttermilk is the secret ingredient in this super-rich, extra-moist chocolate cake. If you don’t have any on hand, make your own substitution.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4 p.m.
Doesn’t matter what you call them as long as they’re nutty
These rich and crumbly little rounds go by all sorts of names: Mexican wedding cakes, Russian tea cookies or cakes, Swedish tea cookies, butterballs, snowballs or – in our family …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10 p.m.
Beautiful crust: Bellacrosta on an expansion mission
Three months after opening, Bellacrosta hosts an open house – and has a waiting list.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Cookbook review: Learning to cook with cast iron skillets
What can’t a cast-iron skillet do? This American classic is a versatile workhorse, the one pan that does it all. From cinnamon buns to roast chicken, this new cookbook shows …
Tue., March 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Hot cross buns are an Easter ritual for many
Wake up on Easter morning to the scent of warming spices and citrus in traditional hot cross buns.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 10 a.m.
Book review: Let ‘Farmette’ take you to Ireland
This charming new cookbook from the “Farmette” food blogger offers contemporary takes on classic Irish country fare.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 7 p.m.
In the Kitchen with … Leslie Huppin: Challah, the silent star
Challah might be a side, but it’s essential. The braided bread combines tradition, faith and family
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4 p.m.
Butter is the star of these biscuits
Rich, dense and buttery, shortbread cookies are decadent but oh-so-easy to prepare
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, noon
Really rosy: Puff pastry, apples a beautiful combination
I know I’m not the only one to fall in love with these rosy rounds of puff pastry, apple slices and cinnamon. They were simply too charming to pass up.
Sun., July 3, 2011, midnight
‘Hip Girl’ Kate Payne shares the joys of baking and cleaning
Not all of us have beautiful, perfect homes. And many of us don’t have time to take care of them – or even a clue as to how. That’s OK. …
Wed., July 7, 2010, midnight
Dark chocolate gives brownies health kick
Death by chocolate? Hardly. We’ve all heard of the studies suggesting a few ounces of dark chocolate a week can be good for your health. And while chocolate does contain …
Wed., March 31, 2010, midnight
Fresh fruits can bring out the best in Easter desserts
Whether you’re serving an elegant evening meal for the Easter holiday or a more casual brunch, the arrival of spring begs for desserts with a seasonal flair. “I love that …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, midnight
Homemade flatbread will win rave reviews
Whether you call it pizza, pita, tortilla, lavosh, injera or naan, flatbread is fashionable. Although the first flatbreads date back to ancient times, health-conscious Americans are quickly adopting the breads …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2009, midnight
Spokane-area bakers share yule log tips
Even if the name of this traditional French dessert doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue, no one will mind. Bûche de Noël, the filled, rolled and decorated cake, makes an …
Wed., July 8, 2009, midnight
Spokane baker finds spiritual side to sharing bread
Mary Lee Abba-Gaston grew up just down the hill from Spokane’s Mount St. Michael’s Jesuit seminary in the mid-1940s when it was buzzing with activity. Her Italian father helped care …
Wed., July 8, 2009, midnight
See if your apple pie is the best at Pend Oreille County Fair
Think your hot apple pie is the best? Make something with chocolate that can’t be beat? The Pend Oreille County Fair can add some blue-ribbon bragging rights to your resume …
Wed., July 1, 2009, midnight
A perfect July Fourth dessert
Fresh or frozen blueberries work equally well in these simple and delicious dessert bars. Once cooled, they transport well and don’t need refrigeration, making them a perfect choice for a …