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Preheated Baking Podcast

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Ep 85: Pretzel Problems & Summertime Reads

It's potluck season! If you need inspiration for your next big batch bake, check out the podcast's Facebook page. From cream pies to Diplomat Cake, Preheaters have great suggestions for crowd-pleasing treats. Andrea and Stefin are intrigued and inspired, and have set aside several ideas for upcoming shows -- thanks everyone, and stay tuned! One dish that probably won't be gracing either of their potluck (or "garden party") tables soon is the Almond Butter Blossoms. Both hosts had a very frustrating experience with these no-bake cookies. From texture to taste, they just weren't winners. If you're in the market for a no-bake bar cookie that both hosts did love, check out the Chocolate Oatmeal Chocoalte Peanut Butter bars the duo reviewed last summer in Episode 43. (And if you had a successful experience with the Almond Butter Blossoms, please let us know!)Here's hoping this week's recipe, the Lemon Crunch Bars from The View from Great Island, will restore the duo's faith in a no-bake cookie. With a substantial amount of lemon juice and cream, and a gingersnap cookie crust, it's already sounding promising. (Both hosts loved TVFGI's Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake way back in Episode 4!) "Assemble" along with us for our last no-bake treat of the month, and share your pictures to Facebook and/or Instagram.Finally, the Preheated Book Club is back in session with several promising recs from Preheated listeners. Andrea's still looking for her first five-star book of 2018, but is enjoying That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam. Stefin recommends the Cazalet Chronicles series by Elizabeth Jane Howard for readers who enjoy historical fiction. Stefin and Andrea also love reading cookbooks and have found Irish author Marian Keyes' Saved by Cake to have some fun and engaging recipes. (Find a complete list of what we're reading and what our listeners recommend on our website, preheatedpocast.com.) Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, as well as on their Pinterest page. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

35mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Ep 115: Salted Chocolate Sophisticate

Andrea’s cardamom obsession is fueled by a recent listener-suggested recipe for Banana Cardamom Update-Down Cake from King Arthur Flour, and Stefin’s got some desserts that appeared “Previously on Preheated” that would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Then it’s on to a review of Tartine's Salted Chocolate Rye Cookies – were these a hit with the younger set, or an indulgence for adult tastebuds? Next the hosts introduce this week’s bake along: Milk Chocolate Pots with Citrus Shortbread from BBC Good Food, which may be the epitome of an Andrea dessert: just a few ingredients, four steps, shortbread, citrus, smaller batch … too bad about the dreaded jug! Finally, your hosts answer the call for Kitchen Safety 101 during a short segment designed to keep you safe and sane in your happy place.You can read the complete show notes here.Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

30mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Ep 139: Quick Bite: Homemade Granola Goodness

Andrea's back with the last of her August Quick Bite episodes and she's still working on breakfast with some homemade granola. She'll share an easily customizable recipe that will have you swearing off store bought granola. Stefin and Andrea will be back next week with full-length shows, but, in the meantime, consider catching up on any of the back catalog you may have missed. There are more than 135 shows, featuring bakes that run the gamut from apple dumplings to zebra corn. You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

10mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Ep 133: Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Stefin and Andrea are so proud of the Preheated Facebook Listeners community for stepping up in ways big and small. From posting pics, to recommending favorite gadgets, to supporting other Listeners when the going gets tough, they’re helping further the hosts’ goal of creating a soft and delicious place to land. Ready for more square bakes ... er, no bakes? This week, the gals are up with a review of McCormick’s No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches, and introduce a heritage American cake from blogger Tori Avey, the Lazy Daisy, with its trademark broiled coconut topping. And speaking of cakes, this week’s Gadget Garage is all about cake supplies. From parchment to pedestal stands (with a few fishing tackle boxes and rolls of dental floss too) Preheated Listeners have lots to recommend. You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

30mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Ep 134: Lazy Daisy Cake Nothing Short of Amazing

From a historical 'curdled cream and beer' cold remedy to a modern day No Bake Lemon Custard interpretation from Melissa Clark, the posset has certainly come a long way. Then it's on to this week's recipe review, Stefin's long awaited Lazy Daisy Cake from Tori Avey, a new favorite of both the hosts. From bowl to oven, you'll have hot cake in 30 minutes or less! Bake along with the hosts this week with the City of Nanaimo's award-winning Nanaimo Bars. Finally, join the hosts as they explore a Delicious Dilemma, or how they make their selections when they're 'spoiled for choice.' You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

36mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Ep 111: Going Bananas for Banoffee Pie

Lest you think the hosts always agree, can you guess who thinks "fruit pie is delicious" and who thinks "hot fruit is disgusting"? What about breakfast in bed ... is it a delightful treat on Valentine's Day, or just a way to wake up angry? Stefin and Andrea start the week with their hot takes on the baking wars. While there may be some slight disagreement between the hosts, one thing they can agree on is this week's delicious recipe, the Next Level Banoffee Pie from BBC Good Food. Fresh Pear Pie from The Spruce Eats is the next bake along in pie month so cast your apple allegiance aside and try this American heritage pie. Finally, Stefin and Andrea solve common pie predicaments and muse on the best tips for tasty, flaky pie crusts. You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

40mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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Ep 44: Sugar Cookie Bars and Books

Looking for a tasty, easy, make-ahead big batch dessert bake? Look no further than these delicious Sugar Cookie Bars from Together as a Family. Both Stefin and Andrea found this recipe to be a big hit. If you like lemon, you won't want to miss next week's dessert, Lemon Drizzle Cake. And what's an episode of Preheated without some book recommendations? From Alice Hoffman's Faithful to the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, our hosts are reviewing all of their summer favorite reads, and revealing a few new books they are anticpating for fall! Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website, www.preheatedpodcast.com. Join the fun!

37mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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Ep 150: Butterscotch Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

One Layer Wonders month kicks off with a review of a fabulous one layer cake with all of Andrea's favorite words, the Butterscotch Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream from Bake from Scratch. Don't let this one layer cake fool you, while it may sound simple, it actually contains three components: the cake, a Swiss Meringue Salted Caramel Buttercream and a homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. The bake along this week is Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake, and Andrea can't wait to see if this easy cake replaces Stefin's towering three-layer version. Finally, the hosts discuss the most basic of ingredients in a segment called "Pass the Salt, Please." You can read the complete show notes here.Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

37mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Ep 107: On a (Potato) Roll

Andrea and Stefin are on a roll with their “19 for ‘19” baking resolutions, and have several on their list from their inspired listeners. In the duo’s review of the Yukon Gold Potato Cinnamon Rolls, you may be surprised to hear who mussed the mash, and who failed to rise (and who got a sweet potato treat). Then it’s time for next week’s challenge: a baked donut filled with … spinach (!?). Yep, the Baked Spinach Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze from Veggie Desserts is putting this month's theme to the test. Will this be truly tasty or truly bizarre? Finally, Andrea fills us in on how to host a cookbook swap, if clearing clutter is on your list of new year’s resolutions. Looking for everything we talked about on this episode? Click here for the full show notes.Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

46mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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Ep 101: Sweet Potato Pie Rockets to the Top of Our Charts

Andrea is awash in homemade apple cider while Stefin is kicking off the holiday festivities with Stir Up Sunday. The hosts have prepared a holiday pantry stock up list as a special bonus for their Facebook Group members, and the hosts review not one, but two recipes this week! The Sweet Potato Pie from What's Gaby Cooking and the Hummingbird Bundt Cake from Southern Living. The show rounds out with a book review of Born Round by Frank Bruni and a slew of Second Season thank yous. You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

38mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Ep 92: Marvelous Plum Meringue and Fall Cookbooks

Cooked peaches? Why not! Andrea starts singing a new tune after trying Ina Garten's Fresh Peach Cake. Not only did Andrea embrace cooked fruit, she followed the recipe directions to the letter, and this cake turned out beautifully! This week's bake-along review of the Traybaked Plum Berry Meringue from Waitrose earned an "Unexpectedly good" from Andrea and a "Great flavor and style, what's this strange juice?" from Stefin. Listen to the episode to experience the emotional rollercoaster with our hosts while making this dessert. Finally, our hosts chatted about some of the new fall cookbooks that are putting a smile on their faces -- from familiar bakers to new finds, there's something for everyone coming out this fall. Click here for show notes from this week's episode.Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

28mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Ep 43: Peanut Butter Bars, Po-Boys, Home Ec and Audiobooks

Packable snacks month continues with both our hosts raving about the Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars from a Dash of Sanity, despite some tricky issues with the recipe. With a wide range of topics this week, Stefin and Andrea reminsice about school lunches, home ec class, and talk about new audiobooks they've discovered. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website, www.preheatedpodcast.com. Join the fun!

33mins

11 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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Ep 110: Third Annual Pie Month!

It’s Preheated's Third Annual Pie Month! But before Stefin and Andrea roll out the top crust, they each report on their “19 for ‘19” Baking Resolutions: Andrea’s reading recipes, and Stefin’s making Turkish pizza. Off to a great start, and it's only the first week of February! Then it’s time for an updated take on the British pie that has a small but significant role in Love, Actually, actually: Next-Level Banoffee Pie from BBC Good Food magazine. New to pie? Ease into our month with this cookie-crumb crust topped with layers of roasted bananas, caramel and peanut-butter whipped cream. (Yes, please!) Then, the duo head back, waaaay back, to discuss the origins of pie, and the many twists and turns it’s taken on the road to the county fair. You can read the full show notes here.Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

30mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Ep 142: Peanut Butter Poke Cake a Wonder from Down Under

Andrea’s ready for the release of the Downton Abbey movie this September, and even more excited to try some historic Downtown Abbey-inspired desserts. (Check out the Downton Abbey Cooks website for fun and historical recipes.) Meanwhile, Stefin’s fascinated by the Little Free Pantries popping up worldwide — do you have one in your neighborhood? Then it’s on to the review of a new twist on a classic PB&J: Peanut Butter & Jelly Poke Cake from Australian blogger Jess at Sweetest Menu. Did your hosts vote PB&Yay or PB&Nay? This week’s bake along is a new twist on a classic tea loaf, featuring … curry powder (?!). Bake the Pineapple Coconut Curry Loaf from Bake From Scratch with us and let us know your results! Finally, the hosts share their best tips for stress-free packin’ and snackin’ now that the school year is in full swing. You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

34mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 60: Peanut Butter Pie & 2018 Food Trends

National Baking Month continues! Stefin wonders if she and Andrea can name their top 10 Preheated episodes, while Andrea loves being a member of the "cookie jar club." In celebration of National Pie Day and National Peanut Butter Day, the duo whipped up a decadent No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie -- well, Stefin did. Andrea created her own nut-free modification. Which Preheated-favorite ingredient did she use? Next up in a month full of celebrations is London Fog Shortbread to honor National Tea Month and National Shortbread Day. Finally, it's time to name the hot food trends of 2018, and it seems Stefin and Andrea are once again on the cutting edge: Andrea's been making protein-packed treats for years; Stefin's a big fan of floral flavors rose water and cardamom; Andrea's experimenting with "alt-sugar" and vegan ice creams; and Stefin's vowed to rekindle her love of traditional breadmaking. Trendsetters forever!Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website, www.preheatedpodcast.com. Join the fun!

32mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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Ep 61: London Fog Shortbread & Communal Ovens in Morocco

Baking giant King Arthur has named their 2018 Recipe of the Year - a whole grain banana bread that we're sure Preheaters would love to try. Both our hosts rave about the London Fog Shortbread from Oleanerandpalm.com which is a sophisticated cookie that uses loose Earl Grey tea leaves and produced a crisp and buttery shortbread with a unique flavor. This week's bake along is a Contest Winning Moist Chocolate Cake from Taste of Home. It's a one bowl recipe in a bundt that should be a quick and delicious cake, and Andrea is very excited about the coffee component! Stefin reported in for the Globetrotting Gourmet about her recent trip to Morocco where the highlight of the trip was being able to experience the community oven and have an expert baker bake your items while you hang out, chat, and drink your mint tea. Andrea also traveled to a slightly less exotic (but no less beautiful) locale and visited Victoria, British Columbia. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website, www.preheatedpodcast.com. Join the fun!

35mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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Ep 130: A-maizing Cake and Ice Cream

In the last week of Completely Corny month, Stefin and Andrea have the scoop on Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream from Jenni’s Splendid, and a preview/review of a Brazilian-style coconut cornmeal cake you can make in your blender (!). Plus, they chat about a new art form that uses Mexican corn husks, what bakers really want as gifts, and Nigel Slater’s no-churn fennel ice cream. Finally, the duo take to the stage and wave their magic wands, revealing a plethora of magical kitchen hacks. Ta da!You can read the complete show notes here.Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

32mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Ep 83: Icebox Cake Ups Your No Bake Dessert Game!

Andrea kicks off the episode with a report from her latest Cookbook Club at Olympia’s Browsers Book Shop where she sampled a wide variety of delicious treats from two of Molly Wizenberg’s food memoirs: A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table and Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage. Inspired by her recent interview with Helen Goh in Episode 80, Stefin’s eyeing a Peppermint Mocha Popcorn Brownie recipe, while Andrea’s wondering how to get the perfect bite of that into her mouth! Last week’s dessert was the Strawberry Icebox Cake from Faith Durand over at The Kitchn. Other than the minor issue of finding graham crackers in London, both hosts loved this dessert! Up next week is Semifreddo with Honeyed Peaches from Women’s Day Magazine. Andrea reminds the listeners that they can make their own Creme Fraiche at home with heavy cream and buttermilk. Lifelong learners Andrea and Stefin continue to explore how their dessert choices inform their personalities. Now it’s time for Spoon University and “What Does Your Favorite Dessert Say About You?” Andrea went with Brownies while Stefin picked pie. You can read the show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, as well as on their Pinterest page. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

25mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Ep 132: Cookie Butter Deliciousness Strikes Again!

It's been a while since the hosts have allowed Cookie Butter in their homes...will this delicious ingredient lead to another winning dessert? Find out with this week's review of Cookie Butter Blondies recipe from Jenna over at The Butternut Bakery Blog. Next up is this week's bake along, with some No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches from McCormick. And finally, Andrea and Stefin will ponder an enormous bumper crop of lemons and determine the best course of action to get from fresh fruit to sweet desserts in a jiffy! You can read the complete show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated Baking Podcast Listeners. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

31mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Ep 112: Pears, Pastry & Predicaments

It's the third week of Pie Month ... and mystery abounds! First, the Proper Pie Puzzle. Have you ever wondered about the etiquette that should be followed when eating a slice of pie? (Neither have your hosts, clearly.) Next, the Key Lime Pie Conundrum. Of course this iconic dessert was created in the Florida Keys ... or was it? Drama! Intrigue! Chills and thrills! But it doesn't stop there! Because it's time for a review of the Fresh Pear Pie Stefin calls the best ever, and which Andrea wishes hadn't been stolen (call it the Mystery of the Missing Pie). Then, it's time for this week's bake along, a Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds that's a riff on a Preheated favorite: A desperation pie (this one pumped up with a layer of bittersweet chocolate). Finally, your intrepid sleuths ... er, hosts ... get down to the (flaky) bottom of your most pesky pastry predicaments, solving the many mysteries you may encounter on your road to perfect pies. Read the full show notes here. Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, or follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!

40mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #20