Happy Birthday High Altitude Bakes!

High Altitude Bakes is now one year old. Last year, on February 17th, we published our first post and I am so pleased with the progress the site has made.

Each month High Altitude Bakes continues to see new visitors, which is exciting and encouraging as there seems to be an under-served market when it comes to baking at altitude.

And of course, a big thank you to all of you who have been with us since day one.

Here are some highlights from the past year on High Altitude Bakes:

Quick breads that bake up fluffy and moist…Vanilla-Scented Butternut Squash Bread

The perfect classic birthday layer cake…Yellow Birthday Cake

Coffeecake studded with berries and crumb topping…Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake

Fudgy, decadent chocolate brownies…Chocolate Bourbon Brownies

Wholesome Honey Wheat Bread…Honey Wheat Bread

Tart, puckery pie with a fluffy toasted meringue topping…Lemon Pineapple Meringue Pie

Lightly spiced and brown sugar iced Zucchini Cakes

A High Altitude Bakes fan favorite in Pumpkin Crumble Muffins

Finally…a great use for those brown bananas on your counter….Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

A pecan pie that works…Chocolate Pecan Pie

Thick, chewy, chocolate chip cookies…Chocolate Chip Cookies

The launch of The High Altitude Bakes Holiday Cookbook.

Muffins filled with cheese? Yes. Cheese-Centered Mini Cornbreads

The most magnificent snack…Soft Pretzels.






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Chef Megan Joy

Maria Roberts - December 19, 2015

Glad you are back! Just wondered whether prior high altitude recipes were changed for your new 6600 foot elevation.

If not, they will still work for me. I live at 7000 feet, but all those recipes from your 8000 elevation days worked for me.


    Chef Megan Joy - December 20, 2015

    Hi Maria, any new recipes being posted from my new altitude, will be noted of their altitude adjustment. All older posts have remained the same, and will stay that way. Since I am used to doing adjustments for Vail in my head all the time, I’ll be posting those too. So new recipe posts will have two altitude adjustment recommendations listed in the notes before or after the recipe. Happy baking!

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