Welcome to Begin with Butter, where you’ll find baking basics to help you become a better baker. Whether you’ve got a fear of bread or you want to improve your technique for that coconut meringue cake, you’re in the right place!
I’m the Resident Butter Ambassador (aka the Owner) at Begin with Butter. I’m a wife, mother, custom bakery owner and a proof positive example that you can go from being a non-baker to a super proficient baker.
This site is my love letter to all of those who want to learn how to bake, but haven’t quite found a way to be successful. You’ve found your Baking 101 Course! Want to know more? Take a look here!
This week, I decided to test my favorite apple pie crust with a different type of flour. Click here to find out what happened, and to see whether I was able to create the flaky pie crust of my baking dreams!
Sometimes, you just want a really good, really quick vanilla cupcake without spending your entire Sunday in front of a hot oven. Click here to find out how I made my son’s favorite cupcakes in less than an hour!
There is one universal truth in any baker’s kitchen: you can’t make much without a bowl. But with such a huge selection of bowls available, it can be hard to know where to start. Read on for a quick and handy guide to the bowls that I use in my kitchen.
This Mother’s Day, I decided to compare four types of butter and simultaneously pay homage to my mother by making one of her favorite desserts…four times. The results were delicious and surprising. Click here for more!
My children and I always look forward to family baking time. This weekend, I relinquished the reins of power and let my children do the heaving lifting to make some childhood-inspired cookies. Click here to see!
Baking powder and baking soda are two potent powerhouses that have the ability to make or break your recipe. Click here to build your baking confidence with these two powerful ingredients, and to improve your overall baking skills!
I love a beautiful mixer as much as the next baker, but that pretty KitchenAid is worthless without a strong supporting cast. Click here to learn more about the unsung hero of a baker’s kitchen: the humble digital scale.