Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Heather says: This is a very basic, dense, slightly sweet cornbread recipe. It is not to be confused with cornbread cake which, as one may imagine, is even sweeter and more cake like. Corncakes usually contain flour to lighten the batter. The recipe as written below is safe for those on a gluten-free diet as…

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Why Does My Oven Burn My Biscuit Bottoms

Dear Home-Ec 101, My oven burns pizza and biscuits on the bottom and the top is under-done. Help! Signed, Pastry Proselyte in Provence  Heather says: There are many factors that could be at play inside your oven, it’s going to take some detective work on your part to get to the [burnt] bottom of your…

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Tomato Pie

Heather says: Two years ago I stumbled upon the deliciousness that is tomato pie. The framework for this recipe can be credited to Paula Deen, but it has been played with enough, to call it my own. Before giving this pie a shot, make sure you have fully ripe tomatoes. I know, I know it’s…

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Why Does My Cornbread Burn on the Bottom?

Dear Home-Ec 101, How do you keep the bottom of the cornbread from burning? I use an electric oven and I’ve tried putting my muffin pan on the higher rack but that didn’t help. The bottom burns but the top stays light. Signed, I Would Prefer Cajun Style Blackening Heather says: It’s fairly common for…

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Banana Muffins

Heather says: Muffin recipes are a great introduction to baking. They aren’t fussy and a flat muffin is still a delicious muffin. Don’t get smug and try to pass these off as health food; they aren’t. They are however delicious and semi-portable. What is semi-portable? Great in a lunch bag, not so great while driving.…

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