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Hi Bold Bakers!
We’re shaking things up a little bit here on Knead To Know!
Instead of waiting until our ‘Ask Gemma’ segment, I’ll be joining our host Mia Brabham each week at the top of the episode to discuss the latest baking trends, news, and most importantly — answering YOUR baking questions. That means more conversations, more laughs, and more getting right into it!
Don’t worry — we’ll bring back our special guests soon. For now, enjoy a new flavor of Knead To Know that you don’t want to miss! Make sure you’re subscribed so you can catch the new episode each week on Sundays. Here’s what Mia and I talked about this week:
The Disneyland Fried Pickle Corn Dogs Are A Real Big Dill
Disneyland Resort has a new treat that has people talking: Fried Pickle Corn Dogs! The Panko-crusted corndog — which is available at Disneyland’s Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs Cart in Downtown Disney until the end of April — comes with a side of peanut butter for dipping, which Mia and I had a lot of questions about.
What do you think, Bold Bakers? Would you try fried pickle corn dogs?
Peach Cobbler War
A peach cobbler debate has recently taken over Twitter! Someone tweeted a photo saying “This is what I mean when I say I want peach cobbler. That means I want crust and you can sprinkle some peach on that…”
The cobbler was from Paschal’s in Atlanta, and it had Mia and I thinking about texture and ingredient preferences. Do you like more crust, more peaches, or should it be a balance between the two? Should cobbler be crispy or mushier? I give my expert answer — so be sure to tune in for the goods, plus a little conversation about rhubarb!
Delish’s Fast Food Dessert Ranking
Delish recently released a list of “All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked” — and we’ve got a lot to say about it. With McDonald’s Oreo Mcflurry at #1, White Castle’s Cheesecake On-A-Stick at #10, and a whole lot in between, there’s so much to discuss!
I explain the difference between frozen custard and ice cream (Shake Shack’s frozen custard is one of my favorites from the list), give my opinions on what I’ve tried (Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists are a thing?), and how to make some of these on your own at home (like McDonald’s Apple Pie).
Ramadan Is Almost Here!
Ramadan started earlier this week on April 13th! The holy month of Ramadan is a time of spirituality and reflection observed by millions of Muslims around the world each year. It’s best known for its tradition of fasting during daylight hours and breaking the fast after sundown with special cuisine and a big communal meal called Iftar.
Date-ﬁlled cookies are a typical sweet during Ramadan, and I also have a recipe for traditional Arabic maamoul cookies! I talk a little bit about making those, and Mia tells me she’d love to see a recipe for Turkish Ramadan Flat Bread (Pide) next! Are there any recipes you’d like to see?
And if you celebrate, Ramadan Mubarak!
Your Questions, Answered
I love to see you all asking questions and wanting to be even Bolder Bakers! In today’s episode, I give tips on how to proof the bread in humid climates and give my thoughts on why your brownies may be sinking in the middle.
Join us on the show to hear my answers!
Until Next Week…
I think that does it for this week! If you love this new format, let us know how you feel! Reach out to us @BiggerBolderBaking everywhere, or down in the comments on this page!
Don’t forget — we’re just starting out, so be sure to subscribe, rate the podcast five stars wherever you listen, and leave a comment with what you want to see next week if you’re watching on YouTube.
You can find Mia on Instagram and Twitter, and you can find me on Instagram and @BiggerBolderBaking everywhere else. See you next week on Knead to Know!
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