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Sour Cream in Cake Mix (4 Reasons You Should Try It)

Baking a basic cake uses general ingredients that most people have on hand in their cupboard and fridge. For example, a cake can be baked with flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This is simple enough. However, people are always looking at and using variations to change to flavor, moisture, texture, and fluffiness of their cakes. There are many ingredients that …

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5 Tips to Try with Pizza Dough That Won’t Stretch

There’s nothing like a pizza made at home. You can put anything you like on it and enjoy it with family and friends at any time of the year. Pizza dough can be something of a challenge though. The elastic and stretchy pizza dough has to be made in just the right way so that it works as a pizza …

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How to Keep Baking Soda Fresh (Plus 7 Clever Uses If It’s Expired)

Baking soda is a staple in just about every pantry. It is used in recipes because it can react with liquid ingredients and produce carbon dioxide. For this reason, it is considered a leavening agent; the carbon dioxide that is produced is what makes baked goods rise. If you try to use baking soda that has expired, you will notice …

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6 Easy Methods to Defrost Frozen Pizza Dough

You can store pizza dough in the freezer, and it will last for one or two months. When you are ready to defrost it, it is important to try to avoid using a microwave or any method that might partially cook the dough. The best way to defrost pizza dough is to use a cold defrosting method. Once you defrost …

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How to Handle Bread Dough That Is Too Sticky After Rising

When you are baking bread, you begin by mixing the ingredients together to form a soft dough. Then, you will knead the dough until it is elastic and smooth. This takes between eight and ten minutes. Once you have finished kneading it, you will place it in a bowl, cover it, and give it an hour and a half to …

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What to Do with Pizza Dough That Is Too Sticky

If you are just learning how to make pizza dough, you may find that your dough is too sticky. When this happens, you may find that your pizza dough sticks to everything, including your hands, the pan, and even the counter top. Luckily, there are a few ways to fix this and get rid of the stickiness. What Makes Pizza …

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How to Make Cookies Chewy (Hint: Ingredients Matter)

There are two types of people in this world: crunchy cookie people and chewy cookie people. To all those who love chewy cookies, this is the article for you! I have tons of tips and tricks to help make your cookies perfectly chewy, even keeping them chewy for days after they bake. Chewy cookie lovers rejoice! All cookies can be …

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Holiday Goodie Tin (3 Recipes and a Bonus!)

Christmas came early for me here at Baking Kneads! A company specializing in melting chocolate, Chocoley, sent me 2.5 pounds of their Bada Bing Bada Boom Gourmet Compound Chocolate Candy & Molding Formula in White. (I’ll be posting a couple more recipes in January using more of their chocolate in Dark!) I was able to make three recipes, plus a …