Sweet Paul’s recipe for Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Dip

March 31, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

There was a brief period in New York (long before the advent of social media) when Krispy Kreme doughnuts caused a stir in the city. Actually, it was more than a stir. It was a loud rumble. Suddenly, and without warning, a Krispy Kreme opened on an ugly stretch (near a very sketchy outlet of […]


Baked Interview Series : Meet a Pro Recipe Developer/Tester (while she makes doughnut holes)

March 11, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Over the next few months, I will do my best to showcase and highlight some of the “behind the scenes” talents (food and prop stylists, testers, photographers, managers, editors, etc…) of our food world. First up, I am pleased to introduce you to good friend and uber talent, Jessie Sheehan. We (Renato/myself) have been working with […]


In defense of smaller Bundts: Dark Chocolate Bundt with Peanut Butter Glaze

February 27, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Let me be blunt. I like big Bundts. A lot. I make (and eat) them frequently. And, as mentioned many times before, I have a pretty vast collection of 10 and 12-cup Bundt pans representing many eras and many forms (yes, “collection” is a nice way of saying “I have a hoarding problem”). Chances are […]


Super Simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

October 22, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s October. It’s Pumpkin chaos. There is no way around it. This is a good thing. I love to bake with pumpkin, and I also happen to have a mini obsession with pumpkin tortellini. My house is awash in squash décor, and I practically live for my annual pumpkin-picking trip. Ignore the pumpkin naysayers (I, […]


Cookbooks You Need for Fall

October 15, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

We have A LOT going on over at Baked. And it is cutting into my reading time. I have about 4 months worth of New Yorkers piled up, two books about North Korea (harrowing/fascinating) in various stages of being read, and a long, long list of new fall fiction climbing my walls. Additionally, there is […]


Summer Lovin’: Lime Tarragon Cookies with White Chocolate

July 3, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

About 120 years ago, I was invited to a very specific July 4th holiday potluck. The only requirement was to bring a dish that was red, white, or blue in color. In theory, this sounded like a fun constraint. In execution it was like an overblown Sandra Lee “tablescape” nightmare. There were too many dishes […]


Baked Sunday Mornings are the best sunday mornings

November 26, 2012 | By matt | 0 Comments

I’d like to introduce you to some really amazing people.  They are sweet, talented (They blog! They bake!), funny, and irreverent.  And even though I have only met a handful of them in person, they all…strangely…feel like friends in an “I-feel-like-I-know-them-via-their-blog” sort of way. Baked Sunday Mornings is a baking club, which is like a […]


Baking For the Occasion

November 13, 2012 | By diana | 0 Comments

[ed note: the recipe for this dessert appears in our third cookbook, Baked Elements] Holidays are a good excuse for a number of things, including but not limited to excessive celebration, spending time with family, taking a day off from work, giving gifts, and lots of hugs, kisses, and kitschy decoration.  They are occasions that bring […]

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Haunted by the Twinkie Cake

October 26, 2012 | By matt | 0 Comments

Oh, I did some unspeakable things to this cake. Horrible, horrible things. This Twinkie Cake (via the incredible Shauna Sever) was both my salvation and my undoing. It was the kind of cake that would wake me from a deep slumber at 2am and demand attention. It inspired several bouts of sleep eating – hastily […]


Valerie Bertinelli is Going to Save My Life

October 25, 2012 | By jordan | 0 Comments

Since bathing suit season is officially over, I have preoccupied my waking hours with devouring almost anything and everything. Over the fall and winter months, I will most likely gain 10 to 20 pounds and I will enjoy it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I could make choices…smarter choices. For instance, I […]

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