Baking Basics

7 Things I wish I'd Known When 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...

Sugar Cookie dough rolled out with hearts cut out

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

When should you use baking soda vs baking powder? What is the difference? Learn all about which is which and when to use them. Reader Question: Hi H! Technical question: how com...


Gift Ideas for Kid Bakers

Need gift ideas for kid bakers in your life? Here are nine fun gift ideas for the kids in your life that like to hang out in the kitchen! Teaching the kids in my life how to bak...

Gift Ideas for New Bakers

Gift Ideas for New Bakers

Here are eleven gift ideas for new bakers to help you find that perfect something special for the new baker in your life. My first year out on my own I lived 2,000 miles away fr...

How To Make Half A Cake Mix

How To Make Half A Cake Mix

Did you know you don’t have to use a whole cake mix when making a cake? I didn’t for years! Totally blew my mind when I realized I could make a smaller cake or fewer cupcakes. H...

How to make 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 ...

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