'Baked' on Serious Eats

Bake the Book: Baked Elements

Baking is a synergy of art and science, so a little organization of the elements goes a long way. Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients, the third cookbook by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, uses the principles of the periodic table to present recipes sorted by essential ingredient. Bananas, cinnamon, pumpkin, chocolate and even cheese are all featured elements, and each one is given a chapter around which recipes are built. More

Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Certain times call for restraint, but other times you just want all-out decadence. In the form of chocolate, of course. From the famous triple layered chocolate cake at The Chocolate Room to fudgy dark chocolate sweet and salty brownies by the guys at Baked, there's no shortage of places in the city to satisfy that craving. More

Cakespy: Mimosa Brownies

Did you know that August is National Brownies at Brunch Month? Don't waste time asking follow-up questions like why this month-long holiday exists. Instead, bake up a batch of brunch-friendly Mimosa Brownies. More

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best. More

Cakespy: Magic Cookie Bar Pie

Magic Cookie Bars are, as their name might imply, no ordinary treat. Starting with layer upon layer of unrelentingly rich layers of buttery graham cracker crumbs, toasted coconut, chocolate and butterscotch chips, and nuts, they get even better from a rich smothering in sweetened condensed milk. With all that awesome, some might argue that a small serving is best. But I disagree, and to prove it, I've created it in a deliciously thick pie form. More

Seriously Meatless: Southwest Mac and Cheese With a Cornbread Crust

Macaroni and cheese is great to make for dinner parties that include kids. I like to make two batches: one with a simple and classic cheese sauce, and the other with big, bold flavors. Today's recipe is for a Southwestern version packed with three kinds of peppers (roasted poblano, Hatch, and red bell) and topped with cornbread crumbs instead of the standard breadcrumbs. More

Serious Eats Gift Guide: New York Food

This gift guide is for the New York food lover. Recipients can be New York expats or those who've never actually lived in the city but have come to appreciate quintessential Gotham foods. This year we've added a Brooklyn element, since there are so many skilled bakers, picklers, and cheesemakers opening shops and popping up at neighborhood farmers' markets, contributing to the budding artisan food scene in the borough. More

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