5 Best Baking Recipes of 2018
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Hi bold Bakers! We just finished recording all of our videos
for 2018 and the team behind the scenes at Bigger Bolder Baking and I wanted to share
with you some of our favorite videos of the year. I’m gonna go first, mine was the 10 minute
berry tiramisu. One of the things I loved about this video
is that number the dessert tasted amazing, but the footage just looks beautiful, it was
the summertime, we had loads of lovely light coming in the windows, because we have windows
here in my kitchen where we film and we rely on that light coming in to light our set,
so I just really loved the look of this video. So the inspiration behind this recipe actually
came a long time ago, way before Bigger Bolder Baking, I actually made it when I worked as
a cook in a priest priory in Dublin, which you probably don’t know about, and I’ll tell
that story another day, but I used to cook for priests and I made this dessert for them,
and they freaked out and they absolutely loved it, and it always stuck with me so then with
I started the channel I thought I have to make this. You can tell that I really, really did like
this dessert because look at this, that’s my happy dance. I got a happy dance in there, a really good
one and you can tell afterwards, that I was actually really impressed by how it tasted,
so that’s all on camera, all for the first time. I can safely say that’s my favorite video. So a lot of you know Olivia, she’s my culinary
assistant and has been working with me for 2 years, she also creates her own recipes
for Bigger Bolder Baking, we’re gonna find out what her favorite recipe was. I was thinking about it, it’s really hard
because I’m a chocolate person, but I think, I think my favorite video of 2018 is the lemon
bars. Okay I love the way these looked, they’re
super bright yellow, you got that really nice layer of shortbread, and then there’s this
custard-y lemon in the middle, and then it’s topped off with a dusty snowing of powdered
sugar, oh! And Gem is wearing her tropical top probably
to match the lemon. I love when Gem wears yellow, it makes her
look super tan, the first step to making the lemon bars is to make the shortbread, the
shortbread is super easy to make, I remember it’s like lots of butter, flour, lots of powdered
sugar so it has that really nice crumbly texture, which everybody loves in shortbread crust. So that’s how it starts, and then you’re like
oh, is she making millionaire shortbread, what’s this gonna be? What’s gonna happen? And then she fills it with a lemony custard
mixture. Let’s talk about that. I remember when we made this thinking is it
gonna come out brown, is it gonna be risen up, and really crisp on top, it actually just
stays super, super fudgy, it’s odd for something that’s lemony but the texture is really I
don’t know how to describe it. Gem? How would you describe the texture? [Gemma:] It’s like a lemon custard. [Olivia:] It’s like a lemon custard! It’s like a lemon custard. Yes! Okay so up next is Ira, Ira is our super talented
cameraman and editor, and I’m really excited to see what he has to say as his favorite
because he’s always the one behind the scenes and I’m excited for him to get in front of
the camera. [Ira:] My favorite was definitely the best-ever
Blondie recipe. Oh yeah, here’s the melted butter, that’s
the real key, is to get the butter melted and to use really good butter. I probably made this 4-5 times at least, and
I think Gemma even got to try it. Yeah, we’re perfectionists, that’s what I
mean, we’re perfectionists and I think it really shows and we don’t really let any mistakes
through, everything is just to the highest quality. It really shows and I think the fans can see
it too. I really love brownies, I just love brownies. I love chewy brownies, and so I think the
blondies are a great twist on that, they have the same texture as the brownies, they have
that different flavor that you can’t really put your finger on but I guess it’s the brown
sugar and the white chocolate. So good. The way that we stacked them and put the ice
cream on top, and the caramel dripping on the side of it, it was beautiful and delicious. To shoot the show we use a mixture of Canon
DSLR cameras, some lights and some lenses. Our favorite lens is probably the 100mm macro,
because it lets us get really up with food and just get right in there. These blondies were definitely my favorite
recipe this year, next u we have Brian who is our content and community manager. [Brian:] Hi, so my favorite recipe of 2018
was 3-ingredient flatbread. For me, there were a lot of different reasons
why this was my favorite. One, I’ve made it multiple times, and it’s
very, very simple. Two, as content and community manager, this
was actually one of our most popular videos, so it was very nice to see the community’s
reaction, the fan reaction, all of that. All of our bold bakers out there were really
excited about this one, and really eager to tell us about what kind of history and connection
they had to different types of flatbread growing up. To me, that’s super important, because baking
is connected to history, and memories. It is for me and I think it is for a lot of
people around the world. All three of these ingredients are things
that I happen to have on hand at all times, I have two kids, my kids love eating yogurt. They do like eating flavored yogurt which
we don’t put into this, but we do have plain yogurt on hand most of the time. The first time I made these actually, my wife
was shooting a wedding, so I was at home with the kids, they helped me make it, and then
after cooking them off on the stove, we turned them into pizzas. We put some pizza sauce on it, some mozzarella,
kids like plain pizzas, and then we melted it all in the oven and then just made our
own personal pizzas with these. Luckily we didn’t use all of them so my wife
did get to try them the next day, we ate them with hummus, and everything was great. [Kevin:] Oh! I didn’t see you there. I’m Kevin Kurtz. You may know me from such videos as Bigger
Bolder Bacon and Gemma’s best-ever oatmeal cookies. I’m the producer of Bigger Bolder Baking,
Gemma’s husband, and I’m gonna share with you my favorite today which is Gemma’s best-ever
chocolate chip cookies recipe. So once of my favorite things from any of
our videos is the opening. When I used to shoot and edit the episodes,
I used to spend hours getting footage for every opening, making every single one unique,
really trying to pull you fans, you bold bakers, into the recipe, get you excited about what
you’re ultimately going to see, so Ira did such a great job with this one, really romancing
the chocolate chips, and all those beautiful cookies that you’re gonna see in this episode. So once of the things that I love about this
is that it was one of Gemma’s first best-ever recipes, and the reason why the chocolate
chip cookies are really special is because she talks about working as a pastry chef at
Spruce. Spruce is a Michelin star restaurant in San
Francisco, that is actually where I met Gemma. Well, in San Francisco, not the restaurant. But Gemma took me to the restaurant one time,
and we had an amazing dinner there, and I also got to try the best-ever chocolate chip
cookies there, that was a little bit of a sneak preview. So all of these tips that Gemma shares like
chilling your dough and the difference it makes in aging your dough, these are the things
that I really love that Gemma shares because she gives those insider tips that a lot of
bakers know, that a lot of pastry chefs know, and that not every baker knows, they’re simple
things that you can do to make awesome results. That’s one of my most favorite things, is
actually all the comments from you bold bakers, all of the photos that you all submit, and
just seeing you take Gemma’s recipe and go and actually make them, that’s really important
to us. That shot, of Gemma cracking open those cookies,
that is the real deal, that is the stuff, gooey in the middle, crispy on the outside. So I also want to give a shout-out to a few
out other members of the Bigger Bolder Baking team who work with us around the world, Gemma’s
mom Patricia in Ireland, and Didi, who both work with us on our social media team. [Gemma:] A big thank you for all of your support. 2018 was a great year, but do you know what? 2019 is gonna be even better. Happy holidays, and have a wonderful new year. Thanks everybody! LET’S GET BAKING! Nailed it! Great job guys!

100 thoughts on “5 Best Baking Recipes of 2018

  1. Hi Gemma you are my favorite and your channel is Amazing and Your all recipes are always delicious and yummy thnx for sharing Happy New Year to your all bigger bolder baking team God bless your team always 😘😘😘😘😘😘

  2. Thank you guys for sharing this nice video! Thanks Gemma for making me start backing and make it easier for someone like me, that really doesn’t know anything about it!! Thanks for the high quality videos that you guys prepare for us.
    And today I made your substitute for buttermilk and I can’t wait to try to make your buttermilk biscuits!!! We don’t have it here in Rio de Janeiro and I think people will like!!! Anyway, have a really happy new year πŸŽ†πŸŽˆ 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ˜˜

  3. Wow I never knew so many people went into making the videos. I really like seeing all the recipes. So different and easy. Jemma really makes it look fun to bake well.

  4. Wonderful team! You guys made me happy because your comments on the video resonated what I have been feeling too. And I love the flatbread and also enjoy the opening each time. So nice that you guys care how we love everything about your channel! Thank you!

  5. Hi Gemma😘
    I love all your recipes and have tried plenty of your recipes ! especially your no machine ice cream videos!
    They amazing……😝😝😝😝 thank you for your recipes in this yearπŸ˜‡ have a good prosperous year ahead………..πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†2019

  6. That is one of the best way to appreciate the hard work of every person behind the scenes towards making an excellent video…. Awesome Gemma..ur recipes are really an insight into simple baking ..really happy to be part of this family …and continue in many more years to come..

  7. Hi Jemma, i feel like you are carrying now , u look a bit different..
    Congratulations anyway and wish you a happy new year

  8. Great team you have there Gemma!! You are truly a blessing to me dear because I use most of your recipes in my bakery and let me tell you that stuff is a hit!! May you have a happy New year full of blessings…

  9. I like all your recipes but the lemon shortbread bars video was awesomeπŸ‹ just because of your lovely dressπŸ€—

  10. Hey Gemma, I’ve noticed that there is a channel copying you (has your name, profile pic, even bio), and has been reuploading your videos. I highly doubt they’re monetized, since the subscriber count is hidden, and the most views i saw on a video was about a hundred or so. Still, thought you should know.

  11. Thanks again for all of your hard work this year, which makes our lives a lot easier to create yummy baking 😍😘

  12. Thank you Gemma and you awesome team that makes your videos and BBB so so great! I've added so many of your recipes to my favorites. My family try to keep our family traditions together, having a nice Sunday meal , sit down always some nice desert is one of those, having great recipes just adds to our memories made. Awesome 2018 , bigger better 2019! You are our favorite baker God Bless you and your family..

  13. Great job guys, and here's to more Bigger Bolder Baking into 2019. By the way Kevin hope to see more of Bigger Bolder Bacon soon.

  14. Wonderful recipes,
    wonderful team.
    And you Gemma, you 're so lovely, kind and super bravaaa.
    Ti auguro di tutto cuore❀ un felice Anno Nuovo…anzi, Happy New Year.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜šπŸ˜šπŸ˜šπŸ’‹πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  15. This was so awesome to watch loved all these recipes! thank you for all the hard work in 2018 too gemma always love your videos and recipes they always make my fam happy ^_^ happy holidays and happy new year hope you end the year with a bang surrounded by loved ones. May 2019 bring you more happiness and prosperity <3

  16. How to bake that gave you a shoutout Gemma. Are you rallying against the content farms. Hate to see all you hardworking bakers taking a hit from faceless spammers while YouTube gives you ZERO support. Good luck for 2019!

  17. Thank you for the great videos in 2018 and I'm looking forward 2 the new ones in 2019. Happy New Year 2 all the crew in front and behind the cameras.

  18. Ann Reardon sent me here she was right about you being amazing! And go check out Ann Reardon everyone!! (she is on how to cook that)

  19. Gemma and all…..this is a great video — loved it especially with the shot at the end with the team together together. Was very touching for me. Keep them recipes coming, team!

  20. Oh come on Kevin, why didn't you see us lol! Dear Gemma and members in Bigger bolder baking, I LOVE your videos and this one of course the best of 2018, Ira's favorite recipe and story behind was absolutely touching and beautiful, so glad to see him in front of the camera!!!! I wish all of you a late MERRY Christmas and a happy new year! (Btw I wish to be in Gemma's crew too xoxoxo) Happy holidays and lots of love, your videos are my inspiration and they always cheer me up on every Saturday after tiring weekdays at school. God bless πŸ™‚

  21. Gemma, what a great video! I would find it SO hard to find a favorite recipe…. they are ALL so good! I've enjoyed every video thru the year….. so Happy New Year Gemma…. to you and your whole crew…. from Northern Minnesota!

  22. Hi Gemma, am a huge fan of your cooking and love the way the videos are made.. the best part being the simplicity of your recipes.. much love to you .. I have a request though, my husband is diabetic and we don’t like to use any sweetners but he has sweet tooth… I want to bake cakes or make desserts which are naturally sweetened with fruits etc.. can you please please share such recipes … thanks a lot… happy new year 😘

  23. Who knew! Loved this Gemma think I just thought it was just your husband filming it and that's it…never thought you had an actual team so what a silly billy I am lol. Thank you all for great content…clarity…recipes…happy 2019 to you all when it arrives and hope you continue to shower us with desserts.πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ

  24. I spent the whole year learning how to bake from you, Gemma. I think that I finally found out what makes me really happy and satisfyed with myself. Can't wait to see what's next on this channel for 2019. Thanks for everything guys, love you.

  25. Love this channel πŸ€—β€οΈ
    I became a baker of my house because of this channel.
    Happy new year 2019 for you guys!

  26. Your amazing Gemma! I'm only 10 and I I'm a big fan of baking and I hope one day I would open up a bakery do you think I would make it? πŸ’œ

  27. That was a beautiful video!! My fav was the best ever chocolate cookies πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ good to see your team Gemma! 😊 happy new year to all of you! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

  28. Love it. πŸ˜πŸŽ„πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰
    Did your best ever chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies several times and they're perfect.

  29. Happy new year Gemma and her team.
    Love all your videos and wishing you a great year ahead and many new videos ahead…love ur work πŸ’•πŸ’•

  30. Happy New Year, Gemma & your crew! I’ve only recently found your channel, and followed your recipe for Banana Bread. It was a treat to be able to watch you make it. Then you gave a link to written instructions, and then I was able to bounce back to your episode to put it together. My first ever try at banana bread – yes really. Tastes amazing. Thanks for your fresh outlook and encouragement! Going to try more recipes now πŸ˜˜πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  31. I want a funky beautiful measuring spoon like the one you use 🌷
    I think I remember you saying it was your Grandma's ?
    Love your channel, I've been cooking since I was six years old and tried making lettuce soup 😎
    (It wasn't good πŸ˜€)
    I'm 63 and still cooking !

  32. This is just insane!I have never seen a youtuber give her 100 percent.But u know what Gemma?You and ur team have given bbb ur 1000 percent and you all deserve the world and more!Happy new year and wish you make many more amazing recipies in 2019(hopefully eggless;))Lots and lots of love to u and your amazing team❀️

  33. Thank you for the video, Gemma, I love it, as I do all of your videos! Of these recipes, the flatbread is my favorite, as it has become a staple in my kitchen. I love making it. It's simple, but special, and makes a meal one more step to feeling truly "homemade." I cannot say enough about how much I love and admire you, Gemma, and your channel…you make us all feel like friends in your kitchen πŸ™‚ On a side note, my cousin traveled to many countries over her Christmas break and said by far, hands down, Ireland was her favorite. She said it was stunningly beautiful, but her favorite part was the people, which she said were the kindest and most welcoming of all of the places she visited. It has always been a place I've wanted to visit, and now I'm even more anxious to go πŸ™‚ Much love to you, Kevin and your crew. I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us in 2019!!

  34. I happened to see Gemma's videos in 2018 and my 1st try is Crazy Dough ~ Foccasia, it was really amazing πŸ˜„πŸ˜
    And just half an hour ago, I made crazy dough again, cant wait tomorrow to come for Foccasia and Flatbread 😍
    All the best wishes and a very good 2019 to Gemma and teams behind the scene 😊

  35. Terrific video! Here at Y&S FOOD! we like to discover these kind of contents. We make Travel & Food videos too, world wide, and therefore we are constantly interested in inspirations and concepts. Thank You.

  36. My favourite youtuber AND all of you behind the scenes. Its been years since ive baked. And this channel has lit a fire in me and Im baking again. Thanks to you guys, thanks to you Gemma. Your an inspiration. You give us confidence. Easy, super easy to follow directions. Little secret tips. Chilling your cookie dough?! Life changing. No more flat spread out cookies for me, ever!!! Thank you. I appreciate everything you have done.

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