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How to Make Box Brownies Better (16 Simple Hacks to Try at Home)

There are many times when you want to make brownies (or need to make brownies) but starting from scratch just takes too long. Luckily, there are plenty of box mixes out there that make delicious brownies in about half the time! The only thing is, a box mix brownie is just never quite as tasty as brownies that are completely …

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How to Make Cake Without Eggs (11 Clever Ingredient Hacks)

There are plenty of reasons why you might not want to use eggs in your cake. You might simply be out of eggs. Or, you might be following a vegan diet and you don’t want to use eggs in your cake. Maybe you even have an egg allergy. It’s even possible you are trying to lower your cholesterol and don’t …

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3 Easy Ways to Make Cape Pops Without a Mold

Cake pops are an extremely popular dessert and the reasons are clear- they are versatile, delicious and actually quite easy to make. You may have seen cake pop molds in stores that help you make perfect cake pops. However, do you really need to buy a cake pop mold? Absolutely not! There are plenty of ways to make cake pops …

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Why Your Puff Pastry Didn’t Rise

Whether you make puff pastry on your own or take advantage of the convenience of buying it packaged and frozen, this flaky pastry is wonderful to bake with. Sweet or savory, puff pastry can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Crisp and light, during baking puff pastry should rise to several times its thickness, resulting in many layers …

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7 Creative Ways to Fill Cupcakes (Without Buying a Tool)

Let’s face it, there is always a way to make your cupcakes better. One easy way to take those cupcakes from good to absolutely fantastic is to fill them with delicious fillings. How, exactly, do you do that? There are actually a number of ways you can fill cupcakes which means that no matter what your skill level, no matter …

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What to Do with Leftover Pie Crust (9 Creative Ideas)

When you make a pie crust from scratch, it is always a good idea to over estimate how much dough you will need. You want to be sure you will have enough pie crust dough to cover your pie pan, and there is plenty you can do with leftover pie crust dough. So, make a double batch, cover that pie …

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Why Pastry Cracks When Rolling (And How to Prevent or Fix It)

No matter what time of year it is, it’s always time for pastry! Berry tarts, a delicate pastry with custard cream, or a lattice apple pie – all are favorites with my family. And to make a delicious pastry treat, you need the perfect dough. But this is where things can sometimes go wrong. For me, pastry sometimes cracks when …

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How to Substitute Cake Flour (3 Methods to Try in a Pinch)

Sometimes, you start making a recipe only to get halfway through and realize that you are missing an ingredient. Cake flour is definitely one of those ingredients that many people don’t always have on hand. However, lots of recipes, baked good especially, call for cake flour. So what should you do when you don’t have cake flour but you really …