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Fudgy Brownies with White Chocolate Mint Mousse

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 1 Comment

My ultimate fudgy brownies with white chocolate mint mousse are the definition of decadence. Fresh mint elevates the mint chocolate combo to a new level!  I’m baaaaaaack! Whew, what a whirled few weeks! Just to catch you up to speed in case you didn’t know, my husband and I just moved from Philadelphia back to the Midwest, to Chicago! This …

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Homemade Oreos with Raspberry Filling

Baker Bettie Cookies, Mini, Sweets, Valentine's Day 2 Comments

I have figured out the texture of an oreo for a homemade version! A rich chocolate crunchy and crumbly cookie with a creamy but stiff filling! These are so much better than the store bought version. Keep them plain, or add freeze dried raspberry powder to give them a pretty pink color and to add tartness to the filling! Happy …

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Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Cakes, Frostings and Sauces, meringue 6 Comments

Learn how to make this moist chocolate cake with swiss meringue buttercream! This cake tastes like it came from a bakery yet it is so easy to achieve at home. I walk you through step-by-step and even break down the baking science a bit to understand what makes this cake so moist!  Happy Monday friends! I hope your weekend went well. I …

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Swiss Meringue 101

Baker Bettie Back to Bake-sics, Fundamentals, meringue 8 Comments

Learn how to make Swiss meringue, the most stable of all meringues, along with a little food science about how Swiss meringue is different than the other meringue preparations. This post is part of my Baking Fundamentals series where I teach basic baking techniques.  Hello there! It is currently extremely early in the morning and I am very foggy eyed, but …

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Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Baker Bettie Cakes, Chiffon Cakes, Frostings and Sauces, Sweets 5 Comments

Learn how to make angel food cake with this simple step-by-step tutorial & recipe with blueberry ginger sauce. You can even make it without cream of tartar! Angel food cake is simply put together by making a simple sweetened foam (aka meringue) and then folding flour into it.  Angel food cake is by far one of my favorite cakes if it …

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French Meringue 101

Baker Bettie Back to Bake-sics, Baking Science, Fundamentals, meringue 2 Comments

French meringue is the easiest meringue preparation. Learn how to make easy meringue  with only two ingredients and just a few steps. This preparation can be used for baked meringues, pie toppings, folded into cake batters and many other uses!  I have vivid memories of grade school and first learning addition and subtraction. I was good at it. We had …