Baking Basics

Seven tips for new bread bakers: what I'd wished I'd known before I started baking bread

7 Tips For New Bread Bakers

Bread baking can be tricky sometimes but once you get the hang of it, it’s one of the most satisfying baking projects out there. Here are 7 tips for new bread bakers that I wish...

types of sugars and how to use them

Baking Basics: Sugar

Sugar is one of the crucial ingredients in our baked goods. There are a lot of different types of sugar and it’s hard to always know how to use them. But let me assure you, it m...

What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

Baking Powder Vs. Baking Soda

Reader Question: Hi H! Technical question: how come some of your recent cookies don’t have baking powder or baking soda? These are ingredients I almost always find in cookies....

Homemade pastry flour

How To Make Pastry Flour

What is pastry flour and what is it used for? Pastry flour is milled from soft wheat, often soft red winter wheat. It contains less protein than all-purpose (AP) flour but more ...

How to make pie crust leaves

How To Make Pie Crust Leaves

Learn how to make quick and easy pie crust leaves. Use them as adorable decorations for all of your Thanksgiving pies (or just eat them straight)! Pie crust cut outs are a fun a...

What Is Meringue Powder?

It came up over the Christmas season, from a good friend of mine, that not everyone might know what meringue powder is.  Considering it is a key ingredient in royal icing, it wo...

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