You might know Christina Tosi from her role as a judge on the competition show Master Chef, but the acclaimed chef is more than just a TV personality, she’s the founder of the world famous Milk Bar. This bakery opened its first location in New York City and, after serious success and an Instagram friendly cake, expanded, now with locations across the U.S. While visiting Milk Bar is an experience not to be overlooked, namely because you leave smelling like a fresh baked cake, there’s also the option for those without easy access to a store to create the famous desserts at home.
If you’re trying to decide whether to Postmates or preheat your oven, allow my trial and errors and sometimes successes to help. Secure your sprinkles and ready your mixer, we’re baking our way through Milk Bar’s recipe collection. Let find out Milk Bar’s Recipes Are Posted Online below.
Milk Bar’s Recipes Are Posted Online
Bake Club Cheesy Lava Love Cake
While not a recipe you might typically associate with colorful Milk Bar, this seasonal treat came just in time for Valentine’s Day. Lava cake is known to be finicky overdo or undo something, and that decadent inside can go all sorts of wrong. So, when Milk Bar posted their red-velvet take on the popular dessert, my hopes for success were on the floor if Master Chefs are incapable of executing a lava cake, who was I to think mine would be anything more than just molten. Despite initial reservations, the recipe for this dessert was seemingly less complicated than the rest, which usually have 20+ ingredients and five different baking components. The lava cake was a 10 ingredient, seven step process that I was ready to take on.
Because, at worst, at least I hadn’t wasted an entire day on the sweet treat. Take what you might have heard about lava cake and throw it out the window because this, even for an amateur baker like myself, was simple. You don’t need an expensive KitchenAid or Parisian bakery training, just the ability to follow basic baking instructions which, if you’re reading this article, I’d assume you have. With easily sourced ingredients and simple instructions, you’d be remiss to not try this recipe at home though, we’ll still continue ordering it when the opportunity presents itself.
If we’re being honest with each other, this isn’t Milk Bar’s best cookie there is such a thing as overdoing it which is, perhaps, why they put it online. While most of their signature cakes require two days’ worth of work meaning we’re going to keep buying rather than making, cookies tend to be a little less time consuming, so why buy the confetti cookie when you can create it in your kitchen. Smart to keep the popular cookie recipes to yourself. Oh well, ignore my hate because I made them anyway, and maybe, just maybe, they were even better from my oven.
First things first not only have I never cooked with glucose, I didn’t know you could buy glucose. This is a recipe you’ll want to head to Amazon for rather than just the baking aisle of your grocery store. But aside from the bizarre ingredient, these cookies are relatively simple. Plus, chances are, you have some of the ingredients potato chips, pretzels, coffee already in your cabinet. From the store, these come prepackaged, at room temp, but from your oven, you can enjoy a bite of a warm, gooey with chocolate cookie. The review: compost cookie is better from home.
Ah, the taste of the aforementioned cake without the stress, how wonderful. Just kidding, if it’s a Milk Bar recipe there will be stress. This is, however, simpler than the cake that nearly took away from me any will I had to even enter my kitchen. There are some repeat steps from the Birthday Cake, but the coming together process isn’t of the same difficulty as assembling a three tiered cake inside of a metal tin.
Whether or not you should make the B’Day Truffles depends. Would you consider yourself more patient or more always on the verge of losing it. Do you have at least five of the ingredients on the list. If you’re easily frazzled and this is going to require more than just a quick in and out at the grocery store, it’s probably in your best interest to order these directly from the source. After buying everything you need to throw these truffles together, you’ll come close to spending about as much as you would buying them from your local Milk Bar, where the only source of frustration you might run into is a long line.