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.
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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.
Football games and indulgent, comforting, savory food just seem to go hand in hand. Whether you’re watching the game at home, at a friend’s house or tailgating at the stadium, these 12 savory game day snacks are sure to get your snack game on!
Now that football season is in full swing, we’ve compiled these quick step-by-step video tutorials on how to make football treats to share with friends and family. So, huddle up and watch how easy it is to make easy football snacks that will score big, whether it’s for tailgating, a big game day party, or for a PEP rally. Hut, hut, hike! (more…)
Pie dough freaks some people out, but when you have the right ratios of fat to flour and know how much to mix it, there’s nothing to fear. It’s quite simple, really!
Here is everything you’ll need to make perfect pie crust:
Cold butter, cold shortening, flour, salt, and water. That’s it!
I like to use a mixture of butter and vegetable shortening in my pie dough. Why? It’s similar to Wilton’s Buttercream Icing recipe which uses a combination of these 2 fats for delicious flavor with added stability against melting. The butter in my pie dough is going to give amazing flavor to my crust, but it melts at a lower temperature than shortening. The shortening will help with the flakiness of my crust because it will take longer to melt in the oven. The longer the melting takes, the more steam the fat will give off, and that steam is what pushes the dough apart, leaving behind flaky layers of pastry. So good!
Got an early morning team practice? Maybe tailgating before a noon game? Or maybe you just want to liven up your brunch with these colored waffles. No matter the reason, it’s easy to show your team spirit using Color Right. Use the QuickCount color formulas to swirl color into waffle batter for delicious and colorful waffle dippers!
You want to make a sweet snack…but you also want something savory and satisfying. Stop the clock. That’s right, you can whip up two delicious game time snacks in 1/2 the time. Serve savory and sweet game day snacks made using one pan. With the MVP Mega Mini Muffin Pan and our ½ Time Show recipe, you can make 24 Buffalo Chicken Bites & 24 Mini Apple Pies at the SAME TIME!