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Healthy Cookie Dough Truffles

Made with only 4 sugar, gluten, grain and dairy free ingredients, my Cookie Dough Truffles are an indulgence fit for any occasion.…

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Classic Coffee Cake

My Classic Coffee Cake has a thick layer of cinnamon pecan streusel, a sweet maple glaze, and the honor of…

Simple Chocolate Rice Pudding (Champorado)

In the Philippines, they call it “champorado,” but in the end it’s the creamiest, most chocolatey rice pudding you’ve ever…

The Greatest Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Low Sugar, Low Carb)

Healthy Pumpkin Bread is possible — my recipe is packed with not just flavor, but delicious and nutritious ingredients. Hi Bold…

1-Hour No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

My No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls recipe can be made from start to finish in about an hour for fluffy, ooey-gooey cinnamon…

How To Make Caramel (Troubleshooting Guide & Video)

How To Make Caramel: Here are your best steps to success when making caramel! Hi Bold Bakers! I think we…

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe with 3 Amazing Flavors

A lighter, fluffier, and easier Homemade Marshmallow Recipe in three of my favorite flavors! Hi Bold Bakers! The only thing…

Easy Keto Crepes

Completely sugar-free and low carb, My Keto Crepes are rich and sweet with the added value of healthy fats and the best…

How to Make Simple Syrup

Add more flavor to your baking and drinks with my 4 easy homemade Simple Syrup Recipes! Hi Bold Bakers! One…

Gemma’s Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Learn the secrets to my best biscuits recipe and make flaky, delicious homemade biscuits everyone will love. Hi Bold Bakers!…

Best Fudgy Keto Brownies

I was able to create the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies that are high in healthy fats, but very low in…

Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread (Low Carb / Zero Added Sugar)

My delicious and nutritious Gluten-Free Banana Bread is a low carb, zero sugar added powerhouse of flavor. Hi Bold Bakers!…

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Whip up my 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe in no time. My easy Peanut Butter Cookies taste as good…

Flatbread Recipe With Only 3 Ingredients

My easy and delicious flatbread recipe uses a base of yogurt and flour — and that’s it! Hi Bold Bakers!…

How To Make The Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Make the Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe with my chef-tested tips and techniques for the perfect buttercream icing every time!…

Gemma’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I’ll show you how to make the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and why it will give you a…

Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe

Learn how to make my classic Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting and I’ll show you how to make…

Easy 10 Minute Tiramisu Recipe

My easy 10 Minute Tiramisu recipe takes all the fuss out of a classic Tiramisu by simplifying the method while…

Katherine Cowgill by Teren Oddo Oct. 2015

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I’m passionate about sharing my years of experience to get you boldly baking with confidence!

 

Gemma's Best-Ever Recipes

Gemma’s Best-Ever Brownie Recipe

My chef-tested, Best Ever Brownie recipe is everything you’d want: ooey-gooey, fudgy, and oh so delicious! Hi Bold Bakers! Now,…

How To Make The Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Make the Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe with my chef-tested tips and techniques for the perfect buttercream icing every time!…

Gemma’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I’ll show you how to make the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and why it will give you a…

Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

Celebrate anytime with this decadent and moist Best-Ever Chocolate Cake recipe topped with my favorite fudge frosting and vibrant homemade…

Best-Ever Pizza Dough Recipe (No Knead)

Hi Bold Bakers! As a professional baker, I naturally have a passion for bread making. And any baker worth their…

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Get my chef-tested secrets and make this easy banana bread recipe featuring sweet banana flavor, a brown tender crust and…

Best-Ever Carrot Cake & How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi Bold Bakers! Every baker needs a great carrot cake recipe and that’s exactly what I’ll show you this week.…

Best Ever Sticky Buns Recipe (No Machine)

Hi Bold Bakers! Breakfast pastries are near and dear to my heart. A few years ago I had a catering…

Best-Ever Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Hi Bold Bakers! A good Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting recipe is essential for all Bold Bakers! However buttercream and frostings…

Gemma’s Best Ever Blondies

My Best Ever Blondies recipe goes for the gold with indulgent butterscotch and chewy, brownie-like texture. Hi Bold Bakers! I…

Gemma’s Best Ever Irish Scones

Hi Bold Bakers! This is a very special recipe, one that has been highly requested and highly anticipated. In celebration…

Gemma’s Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies

The chewiest, tastiest, and easiest oatmeal cookies ever! Hi Bold Bakers! No cookie you can buy at the store compares…

How to Make the Best Ever Cream Cheese Frosting

Top your cakes, cupcakes, donuts and more with the ultimate cream cheese frosting.  Hi Bold Bakers! My Cream Cheese Frosting…

Gemma’s Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Learn the secrets to my best biscuits recipe and make flaky, delicious homemade biscuits everyone will love. Hi Bold Bakers!…

Best Homemade Pancake Recipe (Buttermilk Pancakes Mix from Scratch)

Whip up my pancake recipe for fluffy, chef-tested buttermilk pancakes any time of the day.  Hi Bold Bakers! People often…

Best Ever Pecan Pie

Hi Bold Bakers! Heading into the holidays, Baking Season is in full swing! At the top of your dessert list…

Best-Ever Chocolate and Orange Cake

Hi Bold Bakers! Chocolate and Orange is a popular flavor combination around the holidays. It reminds me of Christmas in…

Gemma’s Best Ever Pumpkin Bread

My Best Ever Pumpkin Bread recipe is packed full of aromatic spices and warm Fall flavors making it a must…

How to Make the Best-Ever Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Hi Bold Bakers! As all of you know being Bold in the kitchen starts with a good foundation! From knowing…

Gemma’s Best French Toast

With my insider knowledge as a chef, I’ve perfected my Best French Toast recipe to be your new go-to breakfast. …

Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe

Learn how to make my classic Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting and I’ll show you how to make…

Crazy Cupcakes: One Easy Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!

My Crazy Cupcakes recipe is so easy! Make flavors like Birthday Cake & Red Velvet or create your own: it’s…

Best-Ever Carrot Cake & How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi Bold Bakers! Every baker needs a great carrot cake recipe and that’s exactly what I’ll show you this week.…

Japanese Cheesecake Simplified

My simplified Japanese Cheesecake Recipe is as soft as cotton and full of jiggle, reimagined without the complexity. Hi Bold…

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

You’re a few minutes away from the perfect party dish – my no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is bursting with…

Stovetop Chocolate Cake

Easily bake a deliciously rich, moist chocolate cake without an oven using my Stovetop Chocolate Cake Recipe. Hi Bold Bakers!…

Easy Funnel Cake

Get a taste of summertime with my sugar-dusted funnel cake – topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberry sauce. Hi…

Halloween Cupcakes: Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe & Easy Decorating Ideas

Hi Bold Bakers! Halloween is the time we get to put our skills to the test, both for baking and…

1 Minute Microwave Mug Brownie

Enjoy a single-serving, chocolatey brownie in a mug in no time with my 1 Minute Microwave Mug Brownie recipe! Hi…

Microwave Mug Pizza (Microwave Mug Meals)

Make my amazing Microwave Mug Pizza recipe in just minutes for real food fast! Hi Bold Bakers! Homemade Pizza made…

Celebration Vanilla Mug Cake (Egg Free)

Enjoy a delicious mug cake recipe in minutes with my Celebration Vanilla Mug Cake! Hi Bold Bakers! If there ever…

3 Layer Cake Made in the Microwave

Hi Bold Bakers! I have been inspired by all of you to bake a full-size 3 Layer Cake Made in…

5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake

Hi Bold Bakers! By popular demand, I’m sharing my recipe for a 5-Minute Microwave Cheesecake. Now, not to toot my…

3 Ingredient Nutella Brownie in a Mug (Microwave Mug Meals)

From after-school snack time to anytime indulgence, my three ingredient Nutella recipe will yield you a perfect brownie in a…

Chocolate Mug Cake Trio

Learn how to make a trio of Chocolate Mug Cake recipes! Hi Bold Bakers! This holiday season, I’m very excited…

Microwave Mug Sponge Cake

Enjoy a delicious, light mug cake recipe in minutes with my single-serving Microwave Mug Sponge Cake recipe! Hi Bold Bakers!…

Microwave Breakfasts in a Mug

Hi Bold Bakers! It’s time for more Mug Meals and this time it’s 3 breakfasts you probably didn’t know you…

Crazy Cookie Dough: One Easy Cookie Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!

Hi Bold Bakers! I don’t know about you but I absolutely love cookies! Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, hearty Oatmeal Raisin…

Gemma’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I’ll show you how to make the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and why it will give you a…

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Whip up my 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies recipe in no time. My easy Peanut Butter Cookies taste as good…

3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

Whip up my easy and buttery Shortbread Cookies recipe with just three simple ingredients. Hi Bold Bakers! One of the…

Gemma’s Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies

The chewiest, tastiest, and easiest oatmeal cookies ever! Hi Bold Bakers! No cookie you can buy at the store compares…

3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

Easily make Coconut Macaroons with my 3-ingredient recipe for the best macaroons recipe without all the fuss. Hi Bold Bakers!…

3 No Bake Cookies

You don’t need an oven or a lot of time for a good cookie recipe. My No Bake Cookies are…

Crazy Edible Cookie Dough: One Edible Cookie Dough with Endless Flavor Variations!

Hi Bold Bakers! Edible Cookie Dough is a trend that has been around a while but we like to do…

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are all-natural while still tasting big & bold! Hi Bold Bakers! As an expert on…

Homemade Ice Cream (No Machine) with only 2 Ingredients

Learn how to make homemade ice cream with my easy 2-ingredient ice cream recipe and enjoy any flavor you want,…

6 Ice Cream Flavors: Homemade Ice Cream Party (No Machine)

With just 2-ingredients, my homemade ice cream base can be made into any flavor – talk about a reason to…

5 Homemade Ice Cream Milkshake Recipes

Make 5 different Homemade Ice Cream Milkshakes including an Oreo Milkshake, Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake & more! Hi Bold Bakers!…

Dairy-Free Coconut Homemade Ice Cream (2 Ingredients/No Machine)

Hi Bold Bakers! You’ve suggested so many great Homemade Ice Cream flavors and this week I’m bringing you more of…

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Cones (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! We make our own 2-ingredient, No Machine Ice Cream on Bigger Bolder Baking so why wouldn’t we make…

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

You can’t go wrong with this creamy classic. Indulge in a scoop of vanilla ice cream or use it as…

Homemade Rolled Ice Cream with Only 2 Ingredients

Easily make my Homemade Rolled Ice Cream recipe with only 2 ingredients and your choice of mix ins!  Hi Bold…

Butter Pecan Ice Cream Cake (No Ice Cream Machine Required)

Make an impressive holiday treat with my Butter Pecan Ice Cream Cake using my No Machine Homemade Ice Cream recipe…

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Satisfy your sweet tooth in minutes. Delve into your favorite classic with my homemade chocolate ice cream recipe. Hi Bold…

Homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream (No Machine)

Make my Homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream recipe and you’ll enjoy creamy, smooth vanilla soft serve just like you get…

No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

Enjoy my Mexican Fried Ice Cream recipe featuring all of the flavor and none of the mess! Hi Bold Bakers!…

Homemade Ice Cream Sauce Recipes: Chocolate Syrup, Raspberry & Butterscotch

Ice Cream Sauce takes ice cream to a whole new level. What will be your favorite flavor? Hi Bold Bakers!…

How to Make Cream Cheese (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! To say I have received tons of requests for this recipe is an understatement. How to Make…

How To Make The Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Make the Best-Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe with my chef-tested tips and techniques for the perfect buttercream icing every time!…

How To Make Condensed Milk (Bold Baking Basics)

Easily make my Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe and use it to create ice cream, cookies & more! Hi Bold…

How To Make Rolled Fondant (Bold Baking Basics)

Buying Rolled Fondant = expensive. Making it yourself? Much easier — and cheaper — than you’d think! Hi Bold Bakers!…

How to Make Easy Puff Pastry Recipe (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! Knowing how to make great Pastry is baking 101. It is essential to me that you know…

Egg Substitutes for Baking Recipes: Vegan & Vegetarian Baking

Hi Bold Bakers! Hands down, the most common request I get is “What can I use as an egg substitute for baking???”…

How to Make Homemade Extracts: Vanilla Extract Recipe & More!

Easily make Homemade Extracts including my pure vanilla extract recipe & many more! Hi Bold Bakers! I love the idea…

How to Make Homemade Butter (Bold Baking Basics)

Easily make Homemade Butter with just a few simple ingredients to make your own delicious butter for baking recipes or…

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant & Decorate a Cake

Marshmallow Fondant is easy to make and uses just TWO ingredients! Hi Bold Bakers! Homemade Marshmallow Fondant is so easy…

How to Turn Milk Into “Whipped Cream” (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! Since starting Bigger Bolder Baking, I realized that my Bold Bakers don’t all have access to the same simple ingredients…

How to Make Sour Cream (Bold Baking Basics)

Learn How to Make Sour Cream at home and then use it to make your baking even better or enjoy…

How to Make Whipped Cream (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! Whipping cream seems like a little bit of a no brainer right? Put cream in a bowl…

How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! The only difference between Dairy Free Condensed Milk and regular Condensed Milk is the milk used. Dairy Free…

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! When I came to America on Holidays as a kid I tried Marshmallow fluff for the first…

How to Make All Natural Homemade Food Coloring (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! Now more than ever we want to know what goes into our food.  What better way to know…

How to Make Buttermilk Substitute (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers!  Working as a professional chef I have learned a lot over the years and I’m excited to…

Best-Ever Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Hi Bold Bakers! A good Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting recipe is essential for all Bold Bakers! However buttercream and frostings…

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe: Corn Syrup Free (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! Most Homemade Marshmallow recipes contain corn syrup however it is not widely avaialble. I’m sharing a recipe…

How to Make Dulce de Leche (Bold Baking Basics)

Making homemade dulce de leche has never been so easy. With one of my simple two methods, my dulce de…

How to Make Pie Crust (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! Fall is when we tend to make a lot of pies so I wanted to share my…

Crazy Dough: One Easy Bread Recipe with Endless Variations

Hi Bold Bakers! First things first, what is Crazy Dough? Well what if I told you that from one simple…

No-Knead Donuts (Baked Not Fried)

Hi Bold Bakers! On Bigger Bolder Baking, I like to take what I have learned as a professional pastry chef…

Cinnamon Rolls (Easy Recipe: No-Knead, No Machine)

Hi Bold Bakers! This week, I’m sharing with you my favorite no-knead method for making yeast dough. I think you’ll…

Best-Ever Pizza Dough Recipe (No Knead)

Hi Bold Bakers! As a professional baker, I naturally have a passion for bread making. And any baker worth their…

Homemade Baked Churros

Hi Bold Bakers! Are Baked Churros better than fried ones? I’ll show you how to make Homemade Baked Churros and…

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Get my chef-tested secrets and make this easy banana bread recipe featuring sweet banana flavor, a brown tender crust and…

Homemade Chocolate Croissants

Hi Bold Bakers! Croissants are delicate and delicious pastries that require technique but they’re much easier to make than most…

Traditional Irish Soda Bread (Brown Bread)

Hi Bold Bakers! In Ireland, we are extremely fortunate to have access to some of the best produce in the…

Homemade Soft Pretzels (No Knead, No Machine Recipe)

Hi Bold Bakers! Since I received my pizza oven from Italy, I have been doing a lot of bread making. Something…

Cinnamon Raisin Bread (No-Knead Recipe)

Hi Bold Bakers! Since getting my Alfa Pizza wood-burning pizza oven, I have been experimenting with a lot of different…

Flatbread Recipe With Only 3 Ingredients

My easy and delicious flatbread recipe uses a base of yogurt and flour — and that’s it! Hi Bold Bakers!…

Homemade Beignets (Baked Not Fried)

Hi Bold Bakers! I was reading through the comments on my YouTube channel and one dessert I saw requested time…

Best Ever Sticky Buns Recipe (No Machine)

Hi Bold Bakers! Breakfast pastries are near and dear to my heart. A few years ago I had a catering…

Gemma’s Best Ever Irish Scones

Hi Bold Bakers! This is a very special recipe, one that has been highly requested and highly anticipated. In celebration…

3 Homemade Pop-Tarts

Hi Bold Bakers! This week I want to show you how to make a homemade version of a very popular…

Pizza Monkey Bread (Pull Apart Bread)

Hi Bold Bakers! I love pizza, no matter what shape or form it comes in. So I made it my…

Crazy Dough Cheesy Bread

Hi Bold Bakers! Every Bold Baker needs a great recipe for white bread. It is an all-purpose, versatile dough that…

Brioche Dough (No-Knead)

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m sure you know by now that bread making is a passion of mine. I adore working…

Crazy Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Hi Bold Bakers! In an effort to make all bread-based baked goods more approachable I have for you one master…

Gemma’s Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Learn the secrets to my best biscuits recipe and make flaky, delicious homemade biscuits everyone will love. Hi Bold Bakers!…

Best Fudgy Keto Brownies

I was able to create the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies that are high in healthy fats, but very low in…

Egg Substitutes for Baking Recipes: Vegan & Vegetarian Baking

Hi Bold Bakers! Hands down, the most common request I get is “What can I use as an egg substitute for baking???”…

Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread (Low Carb / Zero Added Sugar)

My delicious and nutritious Gluten-Free Banana Bread is a low carb, zero sugar added powerhouse of flavor. Hi Bold Bakers!…

Healthy Homemade Twix Bars

Hi Bold Bakers! My culinary assistant and healthy-food expert, Olivia and I got together and asked ourselves, “What could be…

Dairy-Free Coconut Homemade Ice Cream (2 Ingredients/No Machine)

Hi Bold Bakers! You’ve suggested so many great Homemade Ice Cream flavors and this week I’m bringing you more of…

How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk (Bold Baking Basics)

Hi Bold Bakers! The only difference between Dairy Free Condensed Milk and regular Condensed Milk is the milk used. Dairy Free…

Vegan Caramel Sauce

Hi Bold Bakers! After many requests for a dairy free and Vegan Caramel Sauce option, it is finally here! This…

Healthy Nutella Recipe (Vegan)

Hi Bold Bakers! Who out there is a sucker for all things hazelnut and chocolate? I know I am!  This…

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan)

Hi Bold Bakers! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are definitely a favorite with you guys and for a good reason. Motivated…

Vegan Brownies

With wholesome ingredients and absolute decadence, anyone can enjoy my fudgy vegan brownies recipe. Hi Bold Bakers! I don’t have…

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Delve into rich chocolate and sweet coconut with my mouth-watering Chocolate No Bake Cookies – no oven required. Hi Bold Bakers!…

How to Make Non-Dairy Milk

Hi Bold Bakers! Welcome to the fourth and final episode of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are…

How to Make Gluten Free Flour

Hi Bold Bakers! Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are making our…

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