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The Science of Pie: 7 Pie Crust Myths That Need to Go Away. The science behind pie crust and how to use it to make a better pie.

The Science of Pie: 7 Pie Crust Myths That Need to Go Away

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] The world of pie making abounds in myth, legend, tradition, tall tales, short tales, and other manner of never-been-blind-tested theory. And while learning at your grandmother's (or grandfather's) knee may lead you to excellent pie crust—I'm talking all-American, flaky-yet-tender, buttery, rustic pastry here—you're more than likely to pick up a couple of bad habits and un-truths along the way. Today we're going to look at a some of the most common myths in the land of pie crust, poke a few holes in those theories, and hopefully come away with some better recipes in the end. How to Make Healthy Energy Bars - Healthy Snacks Recipe. It's always more fun to DIY.

How to Make Healthy Energy Bars - Healthy Snacks Recipe

Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple makes a homemade version of store-bought fruit and nut bars that are filling, flavorful, and just as sweet as you want them to be. When it comes to healthy snacks, I’m picky: They have to be filling and flavorful. While I love the idea behind store-bought fruit and nut bars, they’re usually too sweet for me. But because the ingredient lists are so appealing -- most contain just nuts, dried fruit, and spices -- I figured this was an excellent recipe to recreate at home.

Coconut Dream Bars Recipe. If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be.

Coconut Dream Bars Recipe

We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find. Today: A coconut-topped shortbread bar that's dreamier than George Clooney, circa 1990. You go to the grocery store for ingredients to make recipes, not for the recipes themselves. But while you’re perusing the aisles, searching for olive oil and curry powder and consulting your shopping list, you’re missing a culinary gold mine.

There are recipes -- rigorously tested, designed to entice, and short enough to fit on the back of a box -- all around you. Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies recipe on Chocolate mousse pie with peanut butter whip + pretzel crust. Today, Maya Angelou turns 86.

Chocolate mousse pie with peanut butter whip + pretzel crust

Heath Ledger would have been 35. Thom informed me that Caracalla (uhh, who?) Was born on this day in 188. And this time 26 years ago, my dad was celebrating the birth of his 9 pound (sorry, ma) baby girl at the Cincinnati Reds opening day game. Not only is today the anniversary of my birth, but it also happens to be the day I get booted from my dad’s insurance plan. Impending insurance cancellation, I spent the better part of last night researching various healthcare plans and murmuring more swear words than usual. $378 a month for insurance? How to Make a Trifle without a Recipe. Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them?

How to Make a Trifle without a Recipe

Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often. How to Make Brown Butter Blondies, 4 Ways. When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: Exactly what you want, when and where you want them.

How to Make Brown Butter Blondies, 4 Ways

Today: A brown butter blondie that could get you through anything -- and 4 variations to make it your own. Extra chocolate chips. Hella brown sugar. An overflowing tablespoon of vanilla extract. For my daughter after her pull-ups. Brown butter with toasted walnuts. The Best Apple Crisp You'll Ever Have. Nov 25 I hope you all had a magical Thanksgiving full of good food and major amounts of pie to put a smile on your face.

The Best Apple Crisp You'll Ever Have

Apple Pies Baked in Apples. These individual apple pies baked in apples are the perfect Fall dessert.

Apple Pies Baked in Apples

The Ultimate Cake Guide. The Palmer House Hilton Original Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Swirled Mascarpone Brownies with Hazelnuts Recipe. Me and my mom.

Swirled Mascarpone Brownies with Hazelnuts Recipe

The love of chocolate runs in our DNA. Maybe she passed her love of the cacao to me through her umbilical cord. White Chocolate Funfetti Blondies. If springtime doesn’t make you want to run outside, dig in the dirt, and dye your hair blonde, I don’t know what will.

White Chocolate Funfetti Blondies

Ok, maybe not that last part (I’m quite content with my dark chocolate tresses, thank you) but the warmer weather is enough to make me set aside my usual brunette confections for their golden counterparts. These would make a perfect Easter treat, with their sunny dispositions and pastel rainbow flecks. Proof perhaps that blondes, at least the dessert kind, really do have more fun. The blondie base is the same one I used in the Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook… minus the white chocolate macadamia cookie dough part, of course. While the recipe uses white chocolate as the base, the flavor isn’t overly white chocolatey. Peanut Butter Crumble Brownies. Things I’ve consistently been craving during this thing called pregnancy: fruit, pizza, and peanut butter. I mean…not together…ever…and I eat other things as well, but those are the things I keep wanting.

There’s been all the fresh fruit I can get my hands on (Sean always asks me if I’m working on my “night-fruit”, a la Liz Lemon and her “night-cheese”), many pb&j’s, and pizza from our favorite local spot with the best happy hour deal. I’ve been throwing in a lot of kale as well…because balance, right? Truth: a year ago I would not have eaten raw kale salads without the saddest of faces, but lately I’ve been making it at home and ordering a mountain of it when we go to our favorite pizza place. Coconut Candy Bars Recipe. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Nougat Squares Recipe. Enlarge Credit: Todd Coleman MAKES 100 CANDIES 2 cups sugar 1¼ cups light corn syrup ½ cup unsulfured molasses 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 1 egg white 1 cup peanut butter ¾ cup dry powdered milk ½ cup confectioners' sugar 1 lb. semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 tbsp. vegetable shortening Sea salt, to garnish 1.

Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Combine sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, molasses, and ¾ cup water in a 6-qt. saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250°. 2. 3. 27 Blogs with Delicious Brownie Recipes for All Occasions. Triple chocolate brownies. Hey everyone! So today I decided to post another one of my favourite recipes, Triple chocolate brownies. It is a combination of a few of my brownie recipes that I have collected over the years, but they all had some flaws, so I decided why not combine all the best parts of the recipes!

So here you go! Ingredients: 4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter 2 2/3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup dark unsweetened chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate wafers 1 cup semi sweet chocolate wafers 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional) 6 extra large eggs 2 tablespoon instant coffee (optional) 2 tbsp vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups white sugar 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Preparations: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Butter and flour a 12″ by 18″ baking pan.

The Stir: Sweet, Chewy Peanut Butter Brownie With Chocolate Chips Recipe. Written by Nicole Fabian-Weber on CafeMom's blog, The Stir . All I can say is: Good god are these delicious. They take the normal brownie recipe -- which, let's face it, is delicious also -- and flip the script on it, creating an insane marriage of creamy peanut butter and crunchy chocolate chips. Healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites. Healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites Sometimes you need to get your chocolate fix on without getting your gluttony on.

And these are just the little bites to do it. There’s NO added white or brown sugar, NO butter or dairy, and NO flour used. 18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug. 5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S'mores Mug Cake. 10 Tasty Mug Cakes That You Can Make in Just Minutes. Cake Batter Pancakes. Personal Pecan Pie Brownies. Monday, September 10, 2012. Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe. How Sweet It Is. Brownie Cake with Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting. White Chip Brownies. Best Brownies Recipe.