When I invite people over for dinner or plan a family meal, I often approach the menu backwards…what’s for dessert? That’s just my inner sweet tooth driving the get-together, but I often bake a pie or tart to feature seasonal ingredients that I want to share while they are at their peak. It keeps family and friends sitting at the dinner table as long as possible, sharing stories, sipping wine or coffee. However, to make menu planning a little easier and frankly more “straight forward,” here is a primer on matching some of our best Wilton main dishes to favorite pies, marrying flavors and textures to make simple meals worth repeating or improvising to suit your taste and pantry.
Do you believe in ghosts? No matter your answer to that question, I think we can all agree these ghost treats are ones you’ll want to haunt your Halloween party spread. Add a little spookiness to your sweets with these 10 ghoulish ghost treats.
Ghouls and goblins, it’s time for a fright – frighteningly delicious sweets! Each Halloween, we’re creating all kinds of spooktacular creations that are perfect for your Halloween celebrations. Here’s a round up of our newest Halloween treats.
Huddle up, foodies: which team are you on? Team Sweet or Team Savory? OK, OK…I suppose you could be on BOTH teams if you really must. Sometimes it depends on your mood and what you’re craving, too. Here I’ve rounded up all of our sweet and savory game day recipes. Take a look and draft your favorite picks!
Here at Wilton, we do our best to stay on top of what’s trending in the dessert world – especially when it comes to cake! Magic cakes are now on our radar, and I had to do a little reading to discover just what they are. Turns out magic cake has been around for several years, but thanks to social media, magic cake recipes have been thrust into the spotlight.
Magic cake is a fairly simple batter that has been mixed and baked all at once. This single batter magically separates into three layers: a dense bottom layer, a custard-like middle layer, and a cakey top layer. They’re typically made in an 8×8 square pan so that they rise nice and high. The Wilton Test Kitchen is working on a new magic cake recipe that we’ll share soon, but in the meantime, check out this round up of magic cake recipes.
We’ve been having a ton of fun sharing tasty treats from our Game On series this month, but we know that teaming up on delicious recipes is the best way to score with a hungry crowd. That’s why we’ve partnered up with some incredible bloggers to bring you even more amazing ideas! Check out these new recipes for game day.
There are just about as many techniques and recipes for making pies from scratch as there are types of pies which make the process a bit daunting for the novice. Even an experienced baker will shy away from the process merely because of the time it takes to get from mixing the pastry dough to cutting into the finished pie. But no doubt, the first time you pull out bubbling berries in a flaky crust or a stunning meringue topped masterpiece, you will understand that pie making is really pretty easy and ultimately worth the time and effort. Here are just a few tips on how to make a pie that have helped me over the years. Hopefully, it will convince you to reach for your rolling pin the next time you have an occasion for pie.
When you’re racing against the clock, anything you can do to save time gives back precious minutes. If you’re scrambling to make some treats for football practice, tailgating or a party at home, check out these fast game day desserts. When you use the Decorator Icing Pouch, your icing is already colored and ready to use. Just start decorating!