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The Crumb - Bake from Scratch

A baking podcast from Bake from Scratch magazine that highlights the culture, people, and places behind the world of baking.

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David Lebovitz and Desert Island Ice Cream

The bakers talk to David Lebovitz about ice cream, Parisian produce markets, and what he’s getting Brian for Christmas. Also on the docket: sweetened condensed milk-covered blondies, triple-vanilla braided bread, and the magic of crunchy vanilla sugar.

39mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Getting Schooled by Zoë François

This week on The Crumb, we’re talking shop with Zoë François, a fantastic cookbook author and the baking teacher for the digital age. Zoë takes us inside her Minneapolis, Minnesota, kitchen, which she designed herself, and gives us a little peak at her ninth forthcoming cookbook all on cake. Plus, Zoë offers insight into what gets her baking and dancing, and why she loves to use a flamethrower on meringue. And because it’s Halloween season, Kyle Grace shares her favorite spooky cookie to bake, and Brian welcomes fall with jumbo Oatmeal Cream Sandwich Cookies and cheesy milk bread. Quote: “Pastry was my first love. Cakes, pies, cookies—that’s where my love began.”  A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:Oatmeal Cream Sandwich CookiesMilk BreadSpecial links from this episode:Our new cookbook, The Cookie CollectionBake from Scratch - September/October Issue Follow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Zoë on Instagram: @zoebakes 

35mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Better Baking Academy: Zoë François on Do-it-All-Dough

Class is in session, bakers! Bake from Scratch and Bob’s Red Mill are teaming up to bring you our Better Baking Academy, a one-year baking education series that will deliver custom recipes, invaluable baking lessons, and visual tutorials straight to your inbox every month. We’re kicking off our Better Baking Academy with our Do-It-All Dough, a versatile enriched dough powered by Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour. This miracle recipe can go sweet or savory, depending on the baker’s whim. For some expert insight, we talked with Zoë François about her favorite way to proof dough, what egg wash she prefers, and all of the creative ways you can play with this signature dough!Special links from this episode:Sign up for the Better Baking Academy with Bob’s Red Mill to get our Do-It-All Dough recipesZoë François Raspberry Swirl Bread from our Do-It-All DoughPurchase Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose FlourFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.com Follow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Zoë on Instagram: @zoebakesFollow Bob’s Red Mill on Instagram: @bobsredmill

27mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Weeknight Baking with Michelle Lopez

It’s a celebration of all things weeknight baking! We have a chat with Michelle Lopez, author of the new cookbook Weeknight Baking and the blogger behind Hummingbird High. We get her best tips on time management, prepping, and sweet hacks to expediate the baking process. Plus, Brian spills on his new favorite stir-together cake recipe, Carrot Cake Loaf, and Kyle Grace gives one of the recipes from Michelle’s new cookbook a go. Spoiler alert: whether you’re single or not, you need to be baking Michelle’s Single Lady Chocolate Chip Cookies. Quote: “I’ve always been a stress baker. Even in college, it was my favorite way to procrastinate. I’d come home from my intense job and want to bake something to eat right then and there. Because I’m also a stress eater.”   A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here. Recipes mentioned in this episode:Carrot Cake LoafSourdough Pumpkin Rolls Special links from this episode:Our new cookbook, The Cookie CollectionMichelle’s new book, Weeknight BakingFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeedWebsite: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Michelle on Instagram: @hummingbirdhigh

35mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Amanda Faber on Cake, Art, and Podcasting

The bakers talk with Amanda Faber, cohost of the baking podcast Flour Hour and winner of the second season of The Great American Baking Show. Plus, Brian and Kyle Grace talk about their weekend baking plans, from a Vanilla Malted Milk Cake to Banana Snickerdoodles. Finally, get the inside scoop on the cookbook Brian can’t stop baking from, Simple Cake by Odette Williams, and how the Platinum® Instant Sourdough Yeast from Red Star®is transforming our bread-baking!  A special thank you to our sponsor, Red Star Yeast, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/ Special links from this episode:Vanilla Malted Milk Cake Recipe May/June Issue for Banana SnickerdoodlesSimple Cake by Odette WilliamsFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Amanda on Instagram: @amandaefaber

43mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Great British Baking with Edd Kimber

The bakers bring on Edd Kimber, a British baking icon who won the first series of Great British Bake Off. We get his insight on UK baking idiosyncrasies, from the catchall term “pudding” to the holiday baking traditions that have endured over the years. Then we get his formula for making some of the very best chocolate chip cookies. Plus, Brian shares the holiday pie he can’t stop serving, and Kyle Grace offers a Dutch oven bread recipe that’ll be the perfect addition to the dinner table. A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:Cheddar Sage Dutch Oven BreadEdd Kimber’s Custard TartMarmalade Pudding Special links from this episode:Bake from Scratch : Holiday Cookies Special IssueFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.com Follow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Edd on Instagram: @theboywhobakes

34mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Holiday Baking and Yeast 101 with Red Star

You have questions; we have answers. We’re proud to have Red Star as our podcast sponsor, but beyond making an incredible product, they’re also an invaluable resource for understanding the how and why of baking with yeast. For our interview, we tapped Kelly Olson, the mind behind Carol Stevens, the main contact for all of Red Star’s baking and yeast-related questions. So, think of her as the baker’s version of Dear Abby. We tackle how to check for proper dough consistency, how to achieve the best oven-spring, and make-ahead options for your holiday baked goods. A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:Tomato Sourdough FocacciaMilk BreadFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.com Follow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Red Star on Instagram: @redstaryeast

41mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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A Biscuit Special with Carrie Morey

In celebration of National Biscuit Month, the bakers talk all things biscuit with Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. Her biscuits are so iconic, even Oprah is a fan! Carrie offers an inside look at the rise of her biscuit empire, how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, and all of the fun ways she keeps the biscuit formula fresh. Plus, get the scoop on our viral Jam and Brioche Tart and some of the baking bloggers you should be following on Instagram. And hot button subject: is it ever okay to eat just the frosting from a cake? Quote: “Make biscuits by hand, use the right ingredients, like White Lily Flour, and put a lot of love into it. That’s my top three ways to make a better biscuit.”  A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star Yeast, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:Carrie Morey’s Classic Buttermilk Biscuits with White Lily FlourBrian Hart Hoffman’s Buttermilk Biscuits with White Lily FlourTraditional English Scones by Lisa Heathcote of Downton AbbeySpecial links from this episode:White Lily Biscuit MonthOur new cookbook The Cookie CollectionBake from Scratch - September/October IssueFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Carrie on Instagram: @calliesbiscuitsFollow Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit: @callieshotlittlebiscuit 

33mins

20 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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A Holiday Cookie Special!

Brian and Kyle Grace spill all of their top tips on how to make the best cookie swap-worthy holiday cookies. Learn how to make them look flawless (including how to nail those viral pan-banging cookies!), make-ahead tips, the proper tools you should have on hand, and the right way to mail your cookies to loved ones. Then we bring on one of our expert bakers from the test kitchen, Laura Crandall, to give a full rundown on royal icing, the best way to cover your cookies in gorgeous decoration. A special thank-you to our partners Tillamook, Wolf Gourmet, C&H Sugar, and Simply Organic, who helped sponsor this special episode. A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Another thank-you to our 12 Day of Holiday Cookies sponsors, Tillamook, C&H Sugar, Simply Organic, and Wolf Gourmet. Find out more about these companies and their products with the following links:TillamookWolf GourmetC&H SugarSimply OrganicRecipes mentioned in this episode:Gingerbread Chai Ice Cream SandwichesCardamom-Spiced Cookie Bars with Eggnog Cream Cheese FrostingPan-Banging Molasses Espresso Cookies with Chocolate Special links from this episode:Holiday Cookies Special Issue Follow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.com Follow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffman

35mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Erin Clarkson Builds a Better Cookie Box

We’re bringing Erin Clarkson onto The Crumb for a deep dive into her background as a Kiwi baker and innovative blogger of Cloudy Kitchen. Erin has four glorious cookie recipes in our latest Holiday Cookies special issue and is bringing her baking know-how to our podcast. She’s offering excellent guidance on how to build, fill, and decorate a cookie box, the best way to bring a lovely assortment of cookies to your holiday cookie swap. Finally, Brian dishes on the Alaskan bakery bread roll recipe he can’t enough of, and Kyle Grace shares the best blondie recipe for PB&J lovers.A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:PB&J BlondiesSalted Caramel Snickerdoodles Special links from this episode:Bake from Scratch : Holiday Cookies Special Issue Follow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.com Follow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Erin on Instagram: @cloudykitchen 

36mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Baking It Forward with Angela Garbacz

The bakers chat with Angela Garbacz, a member of the Bake from Scratch 2019 Baker’s Dozen and founder and head baker of Goldenrod Pastries in Lincoln, Nebraska. Angela dishes on her philosophy on inclusive baking, her way of baking treats that keep it sweet but also cater to those with allergies and dietary restrictions, and figuring out how to make her famous gluten-free sweet rolls. Plus, she shares some of the positive energy that baking unlocks, like her inspiring program Empower Through Flour. Brian also talks up his favorite new way to use his muffin tin: babka knots. Then we’re diving into our new nostalgia-packed cookbook, The Cookie Collection, and our excitement for the big National Biscuit Month blowout and how White Lily flour helps us make the most tender biscuits. Finally, we finish on a feel-good note and recap how our Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry went!     Quote: “In the end, I just wanted to feed people. There were so many people left out of the conversation and felt embarrassed to explain their allergies. And I thought, ‘We’re going to find a way to feed you.’” A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:Peanut Butter-Chocolate BabkasAngel BiscuitsSpecial links from this episode:White Lily Biscuit MonthOur new cookbook, The Cookie CollectionEmpower Through FlourGoldenrod PastriesBake from Scratch : July/August IssueNo Kid HungryFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Angela on Instagram: @angelagarbacz_Follow Goldenrod Pastries: @goldenrodpastries 

42mins

5 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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On Cookies and Baking in China with Rebecca Firth

The bakers talk with reigning cookie queen and one of our 2019 Baker’s Dozen, Rebecca Firth. She talks about her time living as an American baker and expat in Beijing, China. There, she fell in love with the complex flavor of Chinese five-spice powder and ornate mooncakes. Rebecca also shares the journey to bringing her cookbook, The Cookie Book, to life and her new favorite flour to bake with. Plus, Brian talks about making his version of a Bahamian classic, Guava Duff, into a one-layer Guava Jam Cake topped with a Butter Rum Sauce. Kyle Grace gave the Cheddar Jalapeño Sourdough from the July/August issue a try and discovered she’s a natural fanatic for sourdough starter.Quote: “I want you to try in your cookies—are you ready?—replace half of your all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour. It adds really nice—wait for it—girth to a cookie.”  A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star Yeast, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Recipes mentioned in this episode:Five-Spice Molasses CookiesChocolate Almond MooncakesSourdough Discard BrowniesPineapple Ginger Thumbprint CookiesSpecial links from this episode:The Cookie BookDisplacedHousewifeJuly/August Issue - Bake from ScratchFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeedWebsite: bakefromscratch.com Follow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Rebecca on Instagram: @displacedhousewife

38mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Picture Us in Portugal with Jeremiah Duarte Bills

Catch up with Jeremiah Duarte Bills, cohost of the baking podcast Flour Hour and Portuguese baking wunderkind. Jeremiah offers a Portuguese pastry deep dive, from the egg-rich desserts hailing from medieval monasteries to the sweet specialties of the Azores. The bakers also dish on their top summer baking recipes, from a vanilla-forward Pavlova to Gaby Dalkin’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars. Plus, learn what recipes to try to use up leftover egg yolks and how to turn your muffin tin into the perfect tartlet pan. Quote: “I truly believe every person, every baker, every culture . . . has their story. And a lot of that story is told through food.”  A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products here: https://redstaryeast.com/products/Special links from this episode:Heilala Vanilla Berry PavlovaFruit TartletsPastéis de NataJuly/August IssueFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Jeremiah on Instagram: @jeremiahbakes 

40mins

24 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Shauna Sever on Midwest Baking

Brian and Kyle Grace interview Shauna Sever, a cookbook writer and baking expert who specializes in Midwest baking. We dive deep into her new tome, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, a collection of community cookbook recipes packed into one magnum opus and accompanied by beautiful color photography. Plus, the bakers talk about baking for the Lunar New Year and all the exciting ways you can incorporate sour cream into your doughs. A special thank-you to our sponsor, Red Star, our official test kitchen partner and trusted source for all things yeast. Check out their products.Recipes mentioned in this episode:Herbed Sour Cream Pull-Apart LoafCoconut Almond Rice CakeSpecial links from this episode:Bake from Scratch : January/February 2020 IssueMidwest MadeFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Shauna on Instagram: @shaunasever

41mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Better Baking Academy: Gluten-Free Cake with Ciarra Siller

We have another entry in our Better Baking Academy, this time on the ultimate Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake. Bake from Scratch and Bob’s Red Mill are teaming up to bring you our Better Baking Academy, a one-year baking education series that delivers custom recipes, invaluable baking lessons, and visual tutorials straight to your inbox every month. Our fourth module features our gluten-free blend comprised of four Bob’s Red Mill products—Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, Super-Fine Almond Flour, Gluten Free Oat Flour, and Organic Coconut Flour—each one bringing a signature texture boost to our cake base. For expert insight on the world of gluten-free baking, we turned to Ciarra Siller of the baking blog Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate to talk about the best ways to use alternative flours and how everything is made better with frosting.  Special links from this episode:Sign up for the Better Baking Academy with Bob’s Red Mill to get our Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake recipeCiarra’s recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Orange Almond Cake with Swiss ButtercreamPurchase Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking FlourPurchase Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond FlourPurchase Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut FlourPurchase Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat FlourFollow Bake from Scratch: Instagram: @thebakefeed Website: bakefromscratch.comFollow Brian on Instagram: @brianharthoffmanFollow Ciarra on Instagram: @peanutbutterpluschocolateFollow Bob’s Red Mill on Instagram: @bobsredmill

27mins

7 May 2020

Rank #15