I’m (finally) so excited to share with you that my new television series called Baking Made Easy with Lauren launched on PBS in late-September and is now able to be seen nationally on both PBS (check local listings) and also on WE tv®, beginning Monday, October 31! Many of the recipes are in The I Love to Cook Book and some are in my first cookbook, Lauren Groveman’s Kitchen. And there are also many that have never been published! Also, check out my recipe section of this site. You can be sure that ALL of the recipes featured are tried, true and cherished.
This new series is produced by Multi Media Productions, Inc.and they created a website just for the show! So, for more baking tips (from me) and more information (from them) on the schedule nitty-gritty, as well as featured recipes from the series, click here!
The recipes and techniques in Baking Made Easy cover everything from simple sweets to artisan breads. Throughout the series, I aim to satisfy bakers of all levels, whether a beginner, a holiday baker and also those who are more experienced “every day” bakers.
Now…Just to wet your appetite, here are just some of the things you’ll learn to bake in this series…
On one show, one of the recipes featured, is my Chocolate, Chocolate-Chip Brownies that are swirled with a luscious sweetened cream cheese filling.
Here’s a slab of them cooling…
Do I really have to tell you how good these are?
Can’t you just taste them???
And, this is a batch of savory muffins, that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or for a soup and salad lunch or supper! It’s my Triple Corn and Pepper Muffins–tender, textural and yummy.
Then, in another show, I demonstrate a professional formula to turn out beautiful 6-strand braided loaves of Challah.
I also show you how to turn the same dough into chubby sandwich loaves. This dough is so versatile– that I call it ”a bread for life!”
Wouldn’t you love to serve this elegant marbled pound cake?
And, what about these Peanut Butter and Jam Hearts–which are my best friend, Kathy’s, favorite cookies! I’ve never met anyone that didn’t go crazy over them!
On another show I feature my homemade biscuit mix which has really helped me, as a busy mother, to get some of our family’s favorites into the oven much quicker. Below is just one of the ways I use the mix on the show–to turn out these outrageous Orange-Scented Currant Scones.
On another day, I share my secrets for having a pizza party (even for a crowd!).
And then I take the same dough and turn it into all sorts of delicious things…
Just one being a gorgeous focaccia…
And also Herb-Parmesan Grissini…
On yet another show, I teach how to make a delicious assortment of homemade flat-breads which can be enjoyed all day long.
Here’s a collossal stack of my crisp and savory sesame matzo crackers–that (I promise) will change your opinion of matzo forever!
And here (below) are some light and tender homemade flour tortillas, whether for breakfast burritos, lunch time wraps or dinner-time fajitas!
And who wouldn’t want to wake up to these??
Fresh baked Cinnamon Buns on a cozy holiday morning!
There’s Jumbo Black and White Cookies–A perfect example of something that’s usually purchased that, when made at home, is so much better!
The texture of these cookies is so tender–with just a hint of lemon, making their taste bright and light–while being oh-s0-rich at the same time!
Oh and here’s Miss Mango, my sweet Lab. She’s always standing by, hoping, wishing and praying that something falls on the floor. (I have not used a dust-buster once since she was born…no joke.) Mango is always around during the shows. She’s my “baking-bud.”
Here’s a parmesan crisp–a disc, that can be made and broken into shards and either eaten “as is” or served as a savory garnish on a salad. I also show how to mold this disc, when hot, to form individual serving bowls –which is an awesome thing to do for guests to turn an ordinary “salad course” into something really special.
Ahhh…Here’s one from the American Pie show…Lemon-Orange Meringue Pie; tangy, sweet, crisp, fluffy-totally delish.
Here’s another–My Crisp Apple-Cinnamon Galette…
Here’s a Mixed Berry Double Crust Pie…
Here are some examples from one show that’s all about “baking with whimsy”…Here are my life-size cigar cookies which I show you how to make–and serve with an edible ash mixture– which elevates the experience of these cookies to crazy heights. What an amazing dessert to help celebrate something wonderful–A new baby, a new job, a New Year!
And they’re easier than you think!
And how about a savory cookie! That’s right–here’s my crisp Garlic and Chive tuiles –beyond delish–and just perfect to serve with wine and cheese during the holidays!
Everyone loves Rugelach! Well, these are just over the top –texturally, taste-wise and aesthetically–all completely homemade (even the fillings!) And, if you follow my timing strategy, putting these beauties together is really a snap!
Mango letting her nose be her guide—She wants those rugelach SO badly….
So…I hope I’ve given you enough to want to chew on! Now, it’s time to learn how and I hope you’ll let me teach you. Be sure to check out your local PBS stations. (If you don’t see the show listed, ask for it!) And, if the PBS station in your area hasn’t yet picked up the show, the series begins airing nationally on WE tv® on October 31. Check out the Baking Made Easy website for more timing information. Can’t wait to bake with you! Laur..