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Blue ribbon winning bread recipe and tips

Blue ribbon winning bread. Credit: KARE 11 FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Minnesota state fair baker and blue ribbon winner Jim White of Orono stopped by the KARE 11 Barn to share tips for baking the best bread. Try his blue ribbon recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread.Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread-Recipe from Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner Jim White of OronoFor the bread:2 cups white bread flour1 cup ultra-flour1/2 cup oatmeal1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast*1 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons...

The best hand mixers you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.KitchenAid/Business InsiderThe Insider Pick:The best hand mixers make mixing batches of cookies, mashed potatoes, pizza dough, and other ingredients an easy task for cooks of all skill levels. The Vremi Electric 3-Speed Hand Mixer is our top pick with its attractive design, durable construction, and built-in storage for...

Mexico’s pan de muerto is a fall tradition worth adopting

When my daughter studied Spanish in high school, her teacher gave the class a recipe for pan de muerto, a bread served in Mexico on Día de los Muertos (Day of Dead), a time to remember those who have died, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Scented with anise and orange, one of my favorite flavor combinations, this has become a yearly tradition. The round loaves are decorated with crossed pieces of dough that are flattened on the ends to look like bones. The loaves are brushed with egg wash and given a...

We Tried Aldi's $60 Mixer on 3 Essential Baking Recipes

Last week, Aldi debuted a stand mixer ready to rival the coveted KitchenAid at nearly a quarter of the cost. Set on equipping every home baker with a stand mixer before holiday baking commences, the Aldi mixer comes in just under $60 and is fully equipped with a paddle, whisk, and bread hook attachment. With a similar goal of preparing you for holiday baking, we tested the Aldi mixer using three common baking recipes (and we made whipped cream!) to find out whether or not you...