Are You Baking With the Right Chocolate? – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | December 7, 2015 The baking aisle of your supermarket is a complicated place, stacked high with questions and more varieties of funfetti cake than you ever know you needed. If you’re just there for some baking chocolate, you face shelves of options: Bittersweet or semisweet? Milk or dark? How dark? Chips or bars? Bars or blocks? Nibs?!? It’s enough to throw your hands up, grab a tub of frosting, one of those boxed mixes, and call it a day. Until now. We present: the …

Are Tea Bars the New Coffee Shops – Bon Appétit

By Christine Muhlke | May 7, 2015 Whether you’re keen on drink-of-the-moment matcha or more interested in fine oolongs, shops focused on tea are expanding well beyond twee afternoon tea parties and shabby chic interiors. Which is to say, they look more like our favorite spots to drink coffee than they do teahouses. Below, the hots spots that are making tea bars the new coffee shops. Tea Bar Portland, Oregon Tea Bar is a Kinfolk story come to life: A Scando-Inspired space where you can drink …

The Best Coffee Cake You Can Make – Bon Appétit

By Dawn Perry | May 9, 2015 We take a lot of time and care to bring you BA’s Best. We want these to be the recipes you come back to again and again. We comb through our database, see what we’ve already published, and harvest our collective Test Kitchen experience to create the very best versions of banana bread, mac and cheese, and many more. But every so often we’ll come across a recipe in our archive that’s just about perfect as it is. (It might just need a little touching up in the …

Make Mexican Buñuelos Without a Recipe

By Rick Martinez. Bon Appetit | April 1, 2015  Growing up, New Year’s Eve meant going to Grandma’s house for buñuelos and hot chocolate. Her front door would open and we were greeted by the smell of cinnamon, chocolate, and fried pastry. And a big hug and kiss of course. With a small, pitted dowel and what seemed like two passes, she’d roll perfect circles of dough while I watched on in awe. She would stack the finished pastry in perfectly straight columns with all her grandkids running …