After reviewing the delicious state cookie of New Mexico, the bizochito, our hosts head further South for some famous Texas Sheet Cake. Will this cake live up to it's delicious reputation? Tune in next week to find out. Andrea and Stefin also cover some of their quick fixes for Baking 911 disasters.
It's time to review the Boston Cream Pie from Sugar and Soul, and our hosts think a few modifications made this a stellar cake! Next up, Andrea and Stefin continue their regional culinary tour traveling into the Southwest for New Mexico's state cookie, the bizcochito.
Our hosts start the show raving about rhubarb and hoping this annual sign of spring will result in some more spring-like weather. In the meantime, they'll make pie! The St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake turned out beautifully for Stefin, and gave Andrea a few challenges. The next stop on the USA culinary tour is introduced, and you can bake along with the hosts with the official Massachusetts state dessert, Boston Cream Pie. Finally, make a quick stop into Intimidation Station and talk with the hosts about the best way to separate eggs. and some creative ideas for those leftover yolks and whites.
The hosts kick off the month of May with a regional food tour across the USA. First stop is in St. Lous for some Gooey Butter Cake, another Depression era treasure that makes use of leftover Danish (not that we usually have leftovers). Co-host Stefin shares some exciting news and a big international announcement, while Andrea recalls fond memories from her HelpDesk days when she and Stefin first met.
Breakfast dishes seem to be all the rage these days, and Stefin kicks off the show with several recent breakfast finds, including waffles made with...activated charcoal! Savory breakfast bakes got two thumbs up from both our hosts. Whether you try Mark Bittman's Yogurt Biscuits or Smitten Kitchen's Jalapeno Scones, we think you'll find them easy to bake and full of flavor. For our final breakfast bakes, the hosts pick a classic: the Barefoot Contessa's Sour Cream Coffeecake. Finally, both our hosts relive their winning moments with baking contests, and pass on a few tips for you to consider if you're trying to win.
Andrea and Stefin step lively into today's episode with a recent report that bakers are happier when they're whipping up treats for others. Your hosts couldn't agree more! With mindfulness in mind, they tackle Andrea's confectioners sugar mystery; review Dorie Greenspan's Breakfast Biscotti; intro two savory morning (or anytime) treats: Mark Bittman's Yogurt Biscuts and Jalapeno Cheddar Scones from Smitten Kitchen; and discuss the mouthwatering assortment of their Facebook fans' morning favorites. Finally, a recent Seattle Times' Rant & Rave regarding lack of pie on dessert menus opens the floodgates for both hosts. "In a complicated world, bring back pie!"
Psst ... are you awake? You will be after tackling the pastry case favorite kougin amann! It's an invigorating, fun breakfast bake, but the hosts may leave it to the experts. Andrea's cleaning out her fridge with Mocha Ricotta Puffs, but they remind Stefin of her time on the beach -- the South Beach Diet, that is! Up next is Dorie Greenspan's Breakfast Biscotti -- a big batch bake that will keep all week on your countertop and relies on many pantry staples. Finally, the duo dish on some recent foodie reads, and Andrea wonders if investing in a 961-page culinary magnum opus is prudent.
Good morning, Preheaters! Andrea and Stefin are bright-eyed and bushy tailed as they review Tom Fitzsmorris' classic creme brulee, introduce the bakery favorite kouign amann (just how difficult is a pastry with an entire section devoted to a "butter block"?), talk listeners through the tongue-twisting Big Batch Breakfast Bakes they love, stop by the Gadget Garage to discuss Andrea's sous vide obsession, and review Disney's new Beauty and the Beast. Be our guest indeed!
If your childhood involved Nilla' Wafers and Banana Pudding you're sure to enjoy this episode of Preheated as the hosts cook and review the Southern Banana Pudding recipe from Angie at Big Bear's Wife blog. Next, the final custard of Pudding and Custard month makes its debut - and it's a delicious Crème brûlée from Tom Fitzmorris at The Food Show in New Orleans. Finally the hosts discuss the TNT (that's Tried n' True) recipes that are the staples of their dessert routine.
The luck o' the Irish is on the hosts' sides! Learn why both loved Bread & Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Whiskey Butter Sauce, and what they did with the leftovers. Andrea also tries two new brownie recipes, and both hosts share favorite podcasts during #trypod month. The gals also intro a Southern favorite, Banana Pudding, and Stefin recounts a memorable dessert at Elvis Presley's Memphis restaurant. Finally, are you puzzled by the dates on grocery store items? Use by, sell by, best by ... what does it mean, and should you pay attention? Stefin goes straight to the source (the USDA) to find out, but Andrea has her own method of detecting food spoilage.