Ep 112: Pears, Pastry & Predicaments

February 18, 2019

It's the third week of Pie Month ... and mystery abounds! First, the Proper Pie Puzzle. Have you ever wondered about the etiquette that should be followed when eating a slice of pie? (Neither have your hosts, clearly.) Next, the Key Lime Pie Conundrum. Of course this iconic dessert was created in the Florida Keys ... or was it? Drama! Intrigue! Chills and thrills! But it doesn't stop there! Because it's time for a review of the Fresh Pear Pie Stefin calls the best ever, and which Andrea wishes hadn't been stolen (call it the Mystery of the Missing Pie). Then, it's time for this week's bake along, a Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds that's a riff on a Preheated favorite: A desperation pie (this one pumped up with a layer of bittersweet chocolate). Finally, your intrepid sleuths ... er, hosts ... get down to the (flaky) bottom of your most pesky pastry predicaments, solving the many mysteries you may encounter on your road to perfect pies.

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Ep 111: Going Bananas for Banoffee Pie

February 11, 2019

Lest you think the hosts always agree, can you guess who thinks "fruit pie is delicious" and who thinks "hot fruit is disgusting"? What about breakfast in bed ... is it a delightful treat on Valentine's Day, or just a way to wake up angry? Stefin and Andrea start the week with their hot takes on the baking wars. While there may be some slight disagreement between the hosts, one thing they can agree on is this week's delicious recipe, the Next Level Banoffee Pie from BBC Good Food. Fresh Pear Pie from The Spruce Eats is the next bake along in pie month so cast your apple allegiance aside and try this American heritage pie. Finally, Stefin and Andrea solve common pie predicaments and muse on the best tips for tasty, flaky pie crusts.

You can read the complete show notes here.

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Ep 110: Third Annual Pie Month!

February 4, 2019

It’s Preheated's Third Annual Pie Month! But before Stefin and Andrea roll out the top crust, they each report on their “19 for ‘19” Baking Resolutions: Andrea’s reading recipes, and Stefin’s making Turkish pizza. Off to a great start, and it's only the first week of February! Then it’s time for an updated take on the British pie that has a small but significant role in Love, Actually, actually: Next-Level Banoffee Pie from BBC Good Food magazine. New to pie? Ease into our month with this cookie-crumb crust topped with layers of roasted bananas, caramel and peanut-butter whipped cream. (Yes, please!) Then, the duo head back, waaaay back, to discuss the origins of pie, and the many twists and turns it’s taken on the road to the county fair.

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Ep 109: Deep Dish Cookie (and Bean!) Pie

January 28, 2019

This week's show is chock full as the hosts review not one, not two, but three veggie-filled desserts! Starting off with the Deep Dish Cookie Pie from Chocolate Covered Katie, both hosts find this dessert to be one you'll want to keep for its vegan, gluten-free yumminess. Both the Parsnip, Date and Hazelnut Loaf from Six Seasons and the Beetroot and Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting proved to be very veggie-forward and added an interesting twist to the hosts' quick bread collections. Andrea wraps up the episode with a New Orleans Bakery Crawl you may want to replicate next time you're visiting The Big Easy.

You can read the complete show notes here.

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Ep 108: Little Green Goddesses

January 21, 2019

All sorts of holidays related to baked goods are popping up in January...whether it's Buttercrunch or Brittle, Andrea is planning on celebrating. Listen in to see what the hosts thought of the Lemon Spinach Baked Donuts from Veggie Desserts. Were these veggie-laden desserts a treat, or a trick? This week's bake along is a Deep Dish Cookie Pie from Chocolate Covered Katie with a secret ingredient. And finally, Stefin presents an exciting Globetrotting Gourmet, with an update from the Canary Islands and mainland Spain.

You can read the complete show notes here.

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Ep 107: On a (Potato) Roll

January 14, 2019

Andrea and Stefin are on a roll with their “19 for ‘19” baking resolutions, and have several on their list from their inspired listeners. In the duo’s review of the Yukon Gold Potato Cinnamon Rolls, you may be surprised to hear who mussed the mash, and who failed to rise (and who got a sweet potato treat). Then it’s time for next week’s challenge: a baked donut filled with … spinach (!?). Yep, the Baked Spinach Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze from Veggie Desserts is putting this month's theme to the test. Will this be truly tasty or truly bizarre? Finally, Andrea fills us in on how to host a cookbook swap, if clearing clutter is on your list of new year’s resolutions.

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Ep 106: Eat Your Veggies

January 7, 2019

Our hosts start with a quick update on their 2018 Resolutions. Andrea shares her discovery of a 1-2-3-4 cake as a new favorite template recipe, and details the glories of her newly purged and cleaned pantry. Stefin gives an update on her recipe organization system and regales us with her success of baking more bread throughout the year. Stay tuned for a Nineteen for 2019 Resolution List the hosts will use to guide their baking throughout the year.

This month is all about Eating Your Veggies...we're talking about adding beans, beets and even spinach to the treats this month in a quest to get Five a Day. First up is a Yukon Gold Potato Cinnamon Roll from Bon Appétit that Stefin last made back in 2009. Will this recipe stand up to the test of time almost 10 years later? Finally, our hosts talk about some new food trends for 2019 that they're excited about, and some they're happy to see fall by the wayside.

You can read the complete show notes here.

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Ep 105.5: A Pudding Worth Singing About

December 31, 2018

It's the final (bonus!) episode of 2018! Andrea and Stefin share listeners' reasons for baking: From stress relief to time with family to creating quality treats (not to mention showing off -- just a little!) it's a heartfelt list of "whys." Then, the duo sing the praises of that Victorian classic, Figgy Pudding from Geoff and Vicky Wells. Andrea loved her Instant Pot version, and Stefin was equally enamored of her traditional stove-top pudding. No wonder someone wrote a song about this rich and delicious holiday treat! Finally, the duo each award a coveted Preheated Blue Ribbon to the tipsy treat they most enjoyed this month. Happy New Year!

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Ep 105: Chilled Souffle Falls Short

December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas (Eve)! Stefin and Andrea are busy with boozy hot chocolate, a peanut-buttery Happy People Fudge variation, a Borough Market #cookingwithclass update (and an easy but sophisticated last-minute gift idea), and an appearance on Episode 27 of the Christmas Past podcast! Speaking of fruitcake, check out Andrea's friend's famous recipe, now available on preheatedpodcast.com. Then it's time for a review of the Good Housekeeping UK's Chilled Chocolate & Whiskey Souffles with Salted Butterscotch Sauce. Frustrations abounded on both sides of the Atlantic -- from wrestling with parchment "collars" to finding rubber bands -- but how did it taste? Next up, it's that Victorian favorite, Figgy Pudding, from Geoff and Vicky Wells. Whether you bake along on the stovetop with Stefin, or in your Instant Pot with Andrea, we're hoping this traditional treat leads to a delicious dessert ... and plenty of singing! Finally, Preheaters around the world share their holiday baking traditions -- from cinnamon rolls to cookies, pie to pizza -- it's certainly a festive season in listeners' kitchens.

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Ep 104: Irish Cream with a Side of Drama

December 17, 2018

It’s a dramatic week in Tipsy Treats Town: Andrea’s running out for whiskey at 8 a.m., Stefin’s blender is exploding in a shower of sparks, and Andrea’s dog gets a tipsy treat of his own after a kitchen mishap. It takes a special recipe to overcome all that craziness: Is A Cozy Kitchen’s Homemade Irish Cream worth it? And will next week’s Chilled Chocolate Whiskey Soufflé with Salted Butterscotch Sauce be less theatrical? Finally, the duo chat about the many ways to repurpose the fruit from your homemade liqueurs this month (hidden in a crumble, on a cheeseboard, warmed over ice cream, or simply popped into your mouth!) as well as several you may want to make for last-minute gifts: merry maraschino cherries inspired by Stefin's brother, and a classic rumpot from Nancy Leson.

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