Iago – A small sponge cake filled with coffee Buttercream and covered with coffee flavored fondant icing. The cake is named for the villain in Shakespeare’s Othello.
ice– Spreading a frosting on top of cakes or cookies.
icebox cookies – Also called refrigerator cookies. The cookie dough is rolled into a log shape, chilled in the refrigerator or freezer until firm, then sliced and baked. See recipe for Vanilla Nut Refrigerator Cookies.
ice cream – A frozen dessert made with milk or cream, sugar, flavoring, and sometimes eggs. Ice cream is made in numerous flavors such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
ice cream scoop – A small hand-held tool used to remove ice cream from its container. Ice cream scoops are also ideal to portion out cookie dough and cupcake batter. Shop for ice cream scoops.
ice cream soda – a sweet beverage made with ice cream that is topped with flavored syrup, whipped cream, nuts, and a maraschino cherry.
icing – A sweet mixture, made primarily from sugar, to cover cakes, pastries, cookies, and petit fours. Icing is normally thinner than frosting and may somewhat harden to form a thin crust. There are many types of icing, including cooked and uncooked, water icing, royal icing, fondant icing, and boiled icing. Icing enhances the flavor and helps to retain moisture and extend the shelf life of the baked item.
impossible pie – This pie forms its own crust while baking. Made with a biscuit mix, eggs, milk, coconut, sugar, and butter; when the pie bakes the biscuit mix settles to the bottom forming a crust. The other ingredients form a creamy custard on top of the crust.
ingredients – Food items, such as butter, eggs, flour, spices and flavorings that are used in a recipe.
instant read thermometer - An instant-read thermometer registers the internal temperature of a baked item within 15 seconds or so. This allows you to quickly check water temperatures, or the doneness of baked goods such as a cake, pastries, custards, or yeast bread quickly, allowing the oven door to be open for a minimal amount of time. Shop for instant read thermometers.
Irish soda bread – An Irish quick bread that uses baking soda for leavening. The bread is traditionally made with just flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Modern versions may include raisins or currants and nuts.