The Storage Hack That Leads to Flakier Pastries

How many times has a pie crust or biscuit or scone recipe insisted that you start with cold butter and make sure it stays cold at all costs?

This, we are told, is the secret to success. Because when cold butter bits nestled in pillowy dough hit a hot …

How many times has a pie crust or biscuit or scone recipe insisted that you start with cold butter and make sure it stays cold at all costs?

This, we are told, is the secret to success. Because when cold butter bits nestled in pillowy dough hit a hot oven, they melt, producing steam, creating layers, yielding flaky baked goods. Hence the proceed-with-caution signs for warm fingertips and summery kitchens.

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Goat Milk Butter Is a Game-Changing Swap for Baked Goods

We’ve partnered with Meyenberg to share some delicious ways to use their European-style goat milk butter—it’s rich, creamy, and uber-delicious—in your baked goods, and mix up your kitchen routine.

I’m not much of a baking fan. A weird thing to admit…

We've partnered with Meyenberg to share some delicious ways to use their European-style goat milk butter—it's rich, creamy, and uber-delicious—in your baked goods, and mix up your kitchen routine.


I’m not much of a baking fan. A weird thing to admit at the beginning of a story about baking, I know, but it’s the truth.

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Why Are My Cookies Flat?

Are you one of those bakers that always remembers to soften butter before baking? To space cookies on sheet pans just as the recipe instructs? Or, chills cookie dough for the full requisite 2 hours—or, gasp, overnight? Well, I’m not one of those bakers…

Are you one of those bakers that always remembers to soften butter before baking? To space cookies on sheet pans just as the recipe instructs? Or, chills cookie dough for the full requisite 2 hours—or, gasp, overnight? Well, I'm not one of those bakers.

In an effort to make as many cookies as possible, in as few batches as possible, with a limited number of baking sheets, I confess that I almost never give my cut-outs or balls the room they need. (What? Baking sheet real estate does notcomes cheap!) The result is almost always conjoined cookies, semi-circular once uncoupled (if uncoupled at all). Their misshapen looks a lasting reminder of my lack of patience and spatial awareness.

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