Our first issue of 2020 is here! As winter’s chill sets in, we’re all in need of some comfort baked from scratch to warm our souls. It’s the height of Meyer lemon season, and we’re whipping up some Meyer lemon magic by dedicating a collection of recipes to this flavor-packed citrus. Make the most of a chilly weekend in and try your hand at homemade doughnuts with our guide to mastering this all-American classic, or share a moment with that special someone over our decadent chocolate cakes. With the new year, we’re introducing some epic new columns! Turn to our Hot from the Oven column to stay in the loop on everything happening in the baking world. We’ve got your weeknight cravings covered with our Weeknight Baking column, featuring decadent recipes guaranteed to come together in under two hours. We’re kicking it off with one of our favorite recipes: classic Peanut Butter Cookies that are sure to keep your oven preheated. From a sour cream baking blowout to mouthwatering recipes inspired by the Lunar New Year, this issue has all the sweet inspiration you need to ring in the new decade.
Bake from Scratch • january | february 2020 Volume 6, Issue 1
Editors Letter • OUR FIRST ISSUE OF 2020 IS HERE!
Get Ready for 2020 • 2020 IS A BIG YEAR FOR THE BAKING WORLD, AND THIS COLUMN HAS ALL YOU NEED TO STAY IN THE LOOP ON CURRENT NEWS AND EPIC EVENTS GOING DOWN. FROM GROUNDREAKING BAKERY OPENINGS TO HOT NEW PRODUCT RELEASES, HERE’S WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.
Test Kitchen Finds
Bros that Bundt • WE SAT DOWN WITH THE FOUR PHD CHEMISTS BEHIND THE BUNDT CAKE-FUELED INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @BROSTHATBUNDT (IF YOU AREN’T FOLLOWING THEM, YOU SHOULD BE) TO TALK BAKING, SCIENCE, FRIENDSHIP, AND THE ART OF “BUNDTING”
Butterscotch Coffee Cake • A GEORGIA READER TELLS OF HER AUNT’S HEARTWARMING INSTANT PUDDING COFFEE CAKE, AND WE REIMAGINE IT AS A FROM-SCRATCH TUBE PAN MARVEL DRIZZLED WITH A RICH BUTTERSCOTCH GLAZE
Chocolate • FROM DARK TO MILK TO SEMISWEET, CHOCOLATE IS A BAKER’S MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE FOR CREATING INSTANT DECADENCE
Sweet Dreams • HOW SELF-TAUGHT BAKER JUSTIN BURKE-SAMSON IS RISING TO THE TOP OF THE BAKING WORLD THROUGH HIS THRIVING BAKERY IN DAVIDSON, NORTH CAROLINA
The Meyer Lemon Moment • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER’S CHILL, THERE’S A NEW ARRIVAL IN THE PRODUCE SECTION THAT’S GUARANTEED TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR BAKING: THE MEYER LEMON. WE’RE PAYING TRIBUTE TO THIS CITRUS SOVEREIGN IN FIVE VIBRANT RECIPES.
Doughnut • WHETHER YOU OPT FOR DEEP-FRIED OR BAKED, YOU’RE JUST A FEW EXPERT RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES AWAY FROM CREATING YOUR OWN PICTURE-PERFECT DOUGHNUTS
Take the Chocolate Cake • FROM A LUSCIOUS SHEET CAKE AND A FUDGE-FILLED BUNDT CAKE TO MINI MOLTEN CAKES AND A TRIPLE-CHOCOLATE LAYERED OMBRÉ MASTERPIECE, WE’RE SERVING UP INDULGENCE BY THE SLICE WITH CAKE AND CHOCOLATE IN ALL ITS FORMS
Break out the Cast Iron • YOUR CAST-IRON SKILLET ISN’T JUST FOR COOKING. THIS WORKHORSE OF THE KITCHEN CONDUCTS THOROUGH, EVEN HEAT FOR CAKES AND BREADS WITH PERFECTLY GOLDEN EXTERIORS AND EXTRA-TENDER CRUMBS. WE’VE GOT THREE DELICIOUS BREAKFAST BAKES SO YOU CAN RISE AND SHINE WITH CAST IRON.
Once in a New Moon
The Power of Sour • SOUR CREAM IS A BAKER’S BEST BET FOR CREATING TENDER-CRUMBED, HIGHLY FLAVORFUL BAKED GOODS. WITH THIS MAGIC, CREAMY INGREDIENT ON HAND, WE MADE THE DREAMIEST CAKE, PULL-APART BREAD, AND BATCH OF MUFFINS.
Brooklyn Blackout Cake • THE ORIGINAL RECIPE HAS BEEN LOST TO THE AGES, BUT THIS DECADENT CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE LINGERS AS ONE OF THE MOST IMITATED CAKES IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Peanut Butter Cookies • OUR WEEKNIGHT BAKING RECIPES ARE GUARANTEED TO DELIVER COMFORT BAKED FROM SCRATCH IN UNDER 2 HOURS AND WITH MINIMAL EFFORT. FOR OUR INAUGURAL RECIPE, WE BRING YOU OUR MOST EPIC PEANUT...