Removing Cheesecake from a Springform Pan

Removing a cheesecake from the bottom of a springform pan is best done with help from someone else. Make sure your cheesecake is chilled overnight so that it’s very firm. Remove the band from the…

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Secrets for Successful Cream Puffs and Eclairs

When baking the dough, it's important not to crowd the baking pan. Leave about 3 inches of space around each puff or eclair. The dough needs room to expand during baking and needs air to…

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Secrets for Successful Souffles

Souffles are made from an egg yolk-based custard that is lightened with beaten egg whites. This mixture bakes up into a light airy creation that makes an impressive dessert.

The following…

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Simple Cinnamon-Sugar

You can buy bottles of prepared cinnamon-sugar in the spice aisle of your grocery store. Or make your own by combining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Store in an airtight…

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Tasty Tarts in No Time

Too busy to worry about what to make for dessert tonight? Convenient store-bought individual tart shells make it as easy as pie to end dinner on a sweet note. Here are some quick-to-fix…

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The Basics about Baked Custards and Puddings

Baked custards are a sweetened mixture of milk, eggs and flavoring. They can be baked individually in custard cups or in one large baking dish. They are usually baked in a water bath to help…

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Tips for Making Meringue

Since humidity is the most critical factor in making a successful meringue, choose a dry day. Meringues can absorb moisture on a humid day and become limp or sticky.

Separate the eggs while…

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Tips for Whipping Cream

Before whipping cream, refrigerate the bowl and beaters for about 30 minutes. Pour the cream into a deep, chilled bowl; whip on high (with sugar if instructed) until soft peaks form if using as a…

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Tips for Working with and Storing Phyllo Dough

Phyllo (pronounced FEE-lo) is a tissue-thin dough generally sold in the freezer section of grocery stores. Phyllo dough is liberally basted with melted butter between each sheet so that it bakes…

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Tips for Working with and Storing Puff Pastry

Frozen puff pastry dough is available in sheets or individual shells. It has dozens of paper-thin layers of dough separated by butter. As the pastry bakes, steam created from water in the dough…

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