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Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

Baking with buttermilk. milk and sour cream. Which one is best? The short answer…they all have their place in the kitchen. But one of them seems to shine above the rest. We asked Chef Eddy Van Damme, Imperial’s world-renowned chef affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry,” to weigh in on each ingredient. “A lot … Continue reading Baking with Buttermilk, Milk and Sour Cream

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Types of Flour Best For Baking

You’re ready to bake from scratch – but the different types of flour can be intimidating. All-purpose, enriched, cake, bread, unbleached…which types of flour are best for baking? This question has been up for debate for many years. In fact, we published an article about this very topic in our 1987 Homemade Goodness Newsletter, vol. VII, … Continue reading Types of Flour Best For Baking

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Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

In case you needed the motivation, and we know many of you don’t, it’s National Bake Week! And it’s during this week that we want to thank and honor you. You hostess with the mostess, who bakes up a storm for birthday parties and baby showers. You organization aficionado whose cake pans and cookie sheets … Continue reading Vintage Baking Tips for National Bake Week

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Dessert Toppings: Frosting, Icing, Filling & Glaze

A delicious cake is made even sweeter when topped with a scrumptious frosting. But what about those other delicious dessert toppings? What exactly is the difference and when do you use frosting, icing, glaze and fillings? The answer below was first published in our vintage cookbook from 1959, Icings, Frostings and Cake Decorating Made Easy. … Continue reading Dessert Toppings: Frosting, Icing, Filling & Glaze

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Intricate Recipes When You Have An Entire Day To Cook

There’s nothing quite like a simple Saturday or a lazy Sunday. The possibilities on an unscheduled day are endless. And out of all the activities you could do, we’re going to suggest you take time to cook. When you commit to spending all day in the kitchen, you can impress yourself by navigating and conquering some of the … Continue reading Intricate Recipes When You Have An Entire Day To Cook