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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

Malted Milk Sandwich Cookies 

In these Malted Milk Sandwich Cookies, vanilla filling is sandwiched in between two chewy, malty, brown sugary cookies. Using a one-inch cookie cutter doubled my cookie output and made for macaron-sized cookies that you could eat at least two or three of with no problem. More

Cook the Book: Black Forest Chocolate Cookies

Today's recipe uses dried cherries and "utmost respect" for the original to achieve a condensed version of the German dessert favorite. Black Forest Chocolate Cookies are deeply chocolatey, and studded with white chocolate chips and those sharp dried cherries. You don't want to overbake them--they're at their best when slightly gooey, straight out of the oven. More

Cook the Book: 'Baked, New Frontiers in Baking'

Words by Michele Humes | My last apartment was right down the road from Baked, so I've had many an indulgent breakfast at the bakery by the sea. As the proprietors themselves admit, many of their breakfast items blur the line between breakfast and dessert—but they're treats well worth indulging in. Now that I'm no longer a short walk away from their many-flavored biscuits and mile-high cakes, I'll be relying on this week's Cook the Book pick instead. In Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, co-owners Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito share recipes for such firm customer favorites as cherry-studded Black Forest Cookies and Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits. Each day this week, we'll be posting one of the team's signature retro-chic recipes.... More

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