12 Essential Baker’s Pantry Ingredients

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It’s hard to know what you need in your pantry and what you don’t. Below is a list of 12 essential baker’s pantry ingredients and a list of bonus items if you have extra space. Click HERE for a free printable checklist of the baker’s essential pantry ingredients. A Baker’s Must Have Pantry Items: All-Purpose Flour–Like the name suggests, this … Read More

How To Read A Recipe

How To Read A Recipe

Understanding how to read a recipe correctly is the first step in becoming the kind of baker you’ve always wanted to be. Or at least the kind of baker whose cookies don’t taste or look like a pile of hot garbage. I don’t know about the rest of you, but the women in my family love to share recipes with … Read More

Why use white food coloring?

why use white food coloring

I used to work as a cookie decorator for one of those bakeries that makes cookie bouquets. I picked up a lot of decorating tricks there and one of my favorites is adding white food coloring to your frosting base. It didn’t make sense to me at first. Especially when we were using royal icing which was pretty white to … Read More

How to choose the right beater for your Kitchen Aid Mixer

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Learn how to choose the right beater for your Kitchen Aid Mixer. No more frustration or confusion about which beater is best for which project! Sign up below for a free printable cheat sheet on how to choose the right beater! My parents received five mixers as wedding gifts. They kept them all. They tucked them away in the kitchen … Read More

How To Make Pastry Flour

How to make homemade 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 than cake flour, about 7.5-9.5% protein. Because it is low in protein, it has a low capacity to absorb water which makes it ideal for (duh) pastry. (low … Read 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 an easy way to decorate your holiday pies. All that it takes is a little bit of leftover pie dough and some cookies cutters. Ways to use … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Flaky Pie Crust

November kicks off the start of pie month and what better way to start of pie month than a deep dive into everything you need to know about pie crust. Pie crust is one of those baking things that has always intimidated the heck out of me. I HATE making pie crust. But the problem is, homemade just tastes SO … Read More

How To Melt Chocolate In The Microwave

How To Melt Chocolate In The Microwave

Step-by-step tutorial about how to easily melt chocolate in the microwave to avoid burning. No need to use a double boiler on the stove! Ok, all, this is the time of year when even those of us who never bake a thing feel the need to be Julia Child in the kitchen for the holidays. Or if you are like … Read More

What’s The Difference Between Parchment Paper and Wax Paper?

what's the difference between wax paper and parchment paper

This post contains affiliate links where I will earn a small commission off of your purchase at no cost to you. Several years ago a very good baker friend of mine made some brownies for a gathering. They were those kind of brownies with cheesecake filling on top. They looked amazing. We cut into those bad boys and the bottom … Read More

What Kind of Pan Should I Use?

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Ever wonder which kind of pan to use for a baking project? Well, wonder no more. Read below for how to choose the right kind of pan. *This post contains some affiliate links that pay me a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for helping to keep me in flour and sugar. See my disclosure policy here. … Read More