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How To Make Green Tea Desserts and Drinks

Do you like the taste of light, refreshing green tea?  Do you want to incorporate the health benefits of green tea into sweet summer treats for your family?  Do you love delicious desserts and drinks?  If your answer is yes to any of these questions, read ahead to learn how you can make green tea … Continue reading How To Make Green Tea Desserts and Drinks

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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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Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

Looking through the glass cases of a gourmet candy shop, it’s hard not to be impressed with the beauty as well as the taste of chocolate candies and sweet treats. Rows and rows of shiny chocolate in various shapes and sizes beg you to take a bite (and take even more pieces with you to … Continue reading Melting and Tempering Chocolate – What’s the Difference?

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10 Tips for Making the Perfect Pound Cake

Think today’s portion sizes are too big? Consider the original pound cake recipe. It called for one pound of flour, one pound of butter, one pound of eggs and one pound of sugar. You read that right, that’s a whopping 4-lb cake when you are done! The thought was that in the days when not … Continue reading 10 Tips for Making the Perfect Pound Cake

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What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

Mint tea. Mint candy. Mint chocolate ice cream. Thin Mints®. Lots of recipes call for mint flavoring. But what does that really mean? Does “mint” flavoring automatically mean peppermint? Are they interchangeable in recipes? The term “mint” is an umbrella term for the Mentha plant family that includes spearmint, peppermint, orange mint, apple mint, pineapple … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?