How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust

How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust

Here’s a simple guide on how to blind bake your pie pastry. This method is done when a recipe calls for a filling that doesn’t need to be baked, meaning the crust must be fully baked first.

3 Layer Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

This 3 layer coconut cake is for coconut lovers! It’s super moist with a soft fluffy crumb and has an intense coconut flavour all over! Not to mention it’s absolutely stunning – a simple yet elegant cake for any occasion!

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

These sprinkle sugar cookies can be made for any holiday occasion. Just switch out the cookie cutter to the desired shape for your holiday. The recipe makes a lot of cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutter, between 4 to 5 dozen.

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Lemon Blueberry Scones & Tips for the Perfect Scones

If you’re a scone fan, you’ll love these buttery, flaky lemon blueberry scones. They are filled with juicy blueberries that add moisture to the dough and the slight zest of lemon adds a fresh citrusy flavour.

Basic Bread Making in a Terracotta Dish

Basic Bread Making in a Terracotta Dish

Here’s a simple white bread recipe using a terracotta dish (with tips included). Baking in a terracotta dish will transform your bread into a loaf just like the bakery. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how beautiful and crusty your bread will turn out.

Sweet little Rainbow Meringues perfect for Spring :) Gluten Free Treats

Sweet Little Rainbow Meringues

Making rainbow meringues is fun and easy, and the best part is you can make them days ahead. They are light and airy like puffs of clouds. Serve meringues with fresh whipping cream, either sandwiched together or enjoy meringues in a small bowl with a dollop of cream and some fruit. Bonus the recipe is gluten free too.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This will be your staple banana chocolate chip muffin recipe! These banana muffins are super moist, light, and simple to make.

Make your own Pumpkin Puree

How to Roast a Pumpkin (for Homemade Pumpkin Puree)

Pumpkin Puree is great to use in pies, bread, soups, and other delicious treats. You can roast a few baking pumpkins and can them yourself, so you always have some on hand. Load up a few mason jars and toss them in the freezer for a rainy day of fall baking.

Stirling Butter

Tips on my Top Ingredients & Tools for Baking

A lot of people tell me that they just can’t bake!! They love to cook but when it comes to baking it never turns out!  My first reply is you need to have patience, you can’t rush baking! The second is using the right ingredients and equipment is key to successful baking.

Alie Romano



I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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