The Rescue Baker makes every effort to personally respond to each and every baking dilemma in real time. Select questions will also be featured in the “TRB to the Rescue” posts below. So, go ahead - ask away!

Crumb-ing to the Rescue: Crumb Cake

Crumb Cake

Friends and family think of me as a “guru” when it comes to baking. I’m usually the person they look to when they have a question or — more often — when they need someone to whip up a yummy dessert. I quite enjoy being the go-to baker in my circle, and I’m always up… more »

The Quest for the Perfect Fudge Brownie

I’m putting it out there. I love to make brownies. In fact, they’re my secret weapon when it comes to impressing dinner guests, family and friends or even a new date. This one-pan-wonder has got it all: Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  Now, I’ve used the same recipe for about a decade and it always… more »

TRB to the Rescue: Two-Minute Chocolate Cake

TRB had one of those weeks. You know, the kind that are so tough, you can’t wait until Friday arrives, and when it does, you want to just crash. The thought of breaking out a pot or a pan to cook — let alone turn on the stove or oven — couldn’t be further from… more »

Tools of the Trade: What Do You Really Need?

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It’s a question TRB gets often enough to warrant a thoughtful answer: “What kitchen tools are really required to be a great baker and what tools are just nice to have?” Truth be told, TRB likes to try to do as much as possible by hand. How impressive, you might think, but actually, it’s sheer… more »

TRB to the Rescue: Less than Perfect Poundcake

As TRB was digging out of the snow – and leftover cookies from the last few days of Christmas celebrations – a dilemma arrived from faithful reader, Laura: I baked a pound cake and followed the recipe – I thought to the letter. The directions said 325 degrees and not to turn oven on until… more »