Macarons

Macarons
Baking instructor Nancy Burgeson shows us how to make homemade macarons for beginners. BASIC MACARON RECIPE 3 large egg whites at room temperature (100 grams) ¼ tsp cream of tartar Pinch of salt ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 cups powdered sugar (fluff and measure) 1 cup almond flour 1 tsp flavoring (your choice) In a large mixing...

April Fools Day at Nadia Cakes

April Fools Day at Nadia Cakes
Kelli Hanson is at Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove.  She has turned to the experts to help her get ready for April Fool’s Day.  Nadia Cakes unveils their 2021 Look Alikes, cupcakes they unveil every year around this day.

Cheesecake Funk

Cheesecake Funk
Inspired by her favorite musician, Prince, and his love of her culinary baking talent and her signature Turtle Cheesecake, Vanessa Drews started her business Cheesecake Funk.  Vanessa shows off some of her favorite cheesecake flavors. You can find Cheesecake Funk at these restaurants: Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar...

Home Bakers: 2nd Edition

Home Bakers: 2nd Edition
Kelli Hanson has done her research and has found that home bakers are creating some of the most incredible baked goods and they deserve some recognition.  She features four more: Calypso Cookies, Prior Lake Sugardust & Sprinkles, Prior Lake Hala Sweets, Andover & St. Louis Park Randy Pie, South Minneapolis

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake
Zoë François is launching a new baking show on Magnolia Network.  You'll see her bake, teach and highlight other talented bakers, chefs, farmers, and bee keepers from Minnesota. The first full episode is a on Discovery+.  Click here for the recipe on how to make Guinness Chocolate Cake with White Knight Frosting. Click here to buy...

Mini Crepe Cakes

Mini Crepe Cakes
Eva Sabet, co-owner of Krown Bakery & Eatery in Anoka, creates a memorable Valentine’s Day breakfast for the ones you love. Mini Crepe Cakes Crepe batter recipe: 3 cups milk 1.5 cups flour 3 eggs 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp sugar Directions: Whisk milk & flour until lump free. Add eggs, continue whisking until a smooth batter...

Home Bakers         

Home Bakers         
We love featuring small businesses and you don’t necessarily have to have a store front to be successful!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson checked out some home bakers that have turned their love of baking into a business. Kelli featured: Oh Dough! A-Mazing Cookies   Oh Dough! Is still taking orders for Valentine’s Day 2020 Milly’s...

Work Off Those Valentine’s Treats

Work Off Those Valentine’s Treats
February should be renamed “Chocolate Month”...the holidays are over and we are ready for every Valentine’s treat we can get our hands on! Our Health & Fitness Expert Ali Holman from Corecamper.com that was exactly what you have to do to burn off those treats… And some low-calorie indulgences you can try instead!  10...

Valentine’s Day Cake

Valentine’s Day Cake
Many folks are forgoing the restaurant dinner this year for Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. But that doesn’t mean it can’t still be special.  Baking Instructor Nancy Burgeson shares a recipe for making dessert “sweet”! Cherry Chip Cake 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup un-salted-softened butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or...

Recipes with Oranges

Recipes with Oranges
Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell shows us some recipes using oranges. Orange Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze shortening and flour for pan 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 4 large egg 3/4 cup avocado oil 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons orange zest, zested and juiced to make 3/4...

Buttercream Frosting

Cooking instructor Nancy Burgeson showed us her tricks for making a tasty buttercream frosting. Ingredients: 2 cups Crisco (or any brand all-vegetable, solid shortening) - half butter and half Crisco make a great tasting frosting! 2 Pounds powdered sugar 1 Tsp. unflavored morton brand popcorn salt 1 Tsp. flavoring 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp...

John Michael Lerma’s Basic Pumpkin Pie

Crust 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tablespoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, finely ground 1/4 cup Crisco butter-flavored all-vegetable shortening, chilled and cut into small pieces 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1/4 - 1/2 cup cold water; use only as much as needed for a smooth, satiny dough...

Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3 cups Cooked Beets (You can also use 2 cans of beets) 1 3/4 cup Heavy Cream, divided 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 cup Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup Sugar 1 1/4 cup Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate (you can substitute Sweetened Cocoa) 2 Eggs 2 1/2 cups Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda Pinch of Salt 11.5 oz bag of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao...