Flavor combinations Baking 101 with SusieJ

Mix it up

Sometimes, baking the same recipe again and again gets boring. You can pop out of the flavor rut without needing to learn a new recipe. Try out the following combinations with the basic recipes for sugar cookies, muffins, scones, and stollen.

The inspiration for these combinations come from winning and losing bakes in the Great British Bake Off, decades of cafe breakfasts, favorite cocktails, and a love of chocolate so deep I'll try it with everything.

Citrus

Use zest or extract for the most intense flavor

grapefruit + Campari

lemon + ginger

lemon + poppyseed

lemon + thyme

lime + ginger

orange + cardamom

orange + rosemary

Green-skinned apples in a crate, with a hand-written sign behind.

Spice

allspice

cardamom

Speculatius: cinnamon cardamom cloves nutmeg

Pfeffernüsse: cinnamon cloves cardamom ginger pepper

Pumpkin: cinnamon ginger allspice nutmeg

Chocolate

orange

clove

cinnamon

coffee

cherry

nuts

cayenne pepper

Fruit

apple + ginger

blueberry + nutmeg

blueberry + lemon

cherry + almond

cherry + chocolate

cranberry + orange

cranberry + walnut

pear + ginger

raspberry + hazelnut