baking advice

  1. Why do Cakes Fall When Baking? Here are some Surprising Answers

    Why do Cakes Fall When Baking? Here are some Surprising Answers

    Illustration You can probably recall being told not to stomp through the house when baking a cake or you would cause it to fall. While sudden jarring motions can cause a cake to fall, there are actually quite a...

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  2. Baking Basics: Golden Rules

    Baking Basics: Golden Rules

    Baking can be a daunting task if you are new to this style of cooking. Advice on baking comes in many forms; the internet, cookbooks, and television shows. But actually doing it yourself - hands on - is something completely different...

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  3. Baking Advice: What To Do When Your Dessert Isn't Baking Evenly

    Baking Advice: What To Do When Your Dessert Isn't Baking Evenly

    Only bakers know the frustration caused by an item, like a quick bread or cake, getting done around the edges but remaining underdone in the middle. This isn't at all uncommon. This is a frequent issue with dense batters...

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  4. Why Didn't My Bread Rise When Baking?

    Why Didn't My Bread Rise When Baking?

    Sliced fresh bread There is nothing more intoxicating than homemade bread.  The warm crusty loaf begs to be cut and slathered with soft butter.  And this treasure doesn't come easily.  It's a labor of love and a sacrifice of...

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  5. Advice on Baking - Baking Supply Basics for Beginners

    Advice on Baking - Baking Supply Basics for Beginners

    Baking Supply Baking supplies come in all shapes and sizes, and a beginning baker will find advice on baking - stocking the kitchen with tools incredibly helpful. While it's nice to have extra equipment, the beginning baker's kitchen can be stocked

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  6. New to Baking? Try These Time-Saving Tips

    New to Baking? Try These Time-Saving Tips

    Apple Pie Everyone likes to eat baked goods, but not everyone feels that they have the time to learn how to make a perfect cake, cookie or pie. For some, the idea of baking a birthday cake is on...

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  7. Baking Advice for the Budding Bread Maker: Just Jump In!

    Baking Advice for the Budding Bread Maker: Just Jump In!

    Bread Basket Bread seems to have a magical effect on us humans.  It has been a way of life, a form of currency and a universal "leveler" for generation after generation.  We "break bread" with our loved ones to...

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  8. 3 Tips to Avoid Caked-on Messes While Cooking

    3 Tips to Avoid Caked-on Messes While Cooking

    Cake Pan Clean-up is probably the worst part of cooking, and it’s made so much harder and more of a pain when food gets cooked onto your tools. Instead of filling your entire sink and counters with pots and...

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  9. 5 Tips for Making the Perfect Cupcake

    5 Tips for Making the Perfect Cupcake

    Cupcake Beauties We’ve all watched competitive baking shows that make creating an attractive cupcake look easy, only to find ourselves with a frosted baking mess while making our own. Fortunately, by following a few simple steps, you can go...

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  10. Baking Advice: The Importance of Precision

    Baking Advice: The Importance of Precision

    Illustrative Photo Say you are a great cook; you cook gourmet meals for your family and friends on a regular basis with rave reviews. Yet every time you try to bake something, even something as simple as cookies or...

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