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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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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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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 …

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How to Keep Macarons Fresh (4 Reliable Storage Methods)

Macarons are my absolute favorite go-to when I want to bake something that’s elegant and pretty. They’re petite and colorful…and I can fill them with all of my favorite fillings. They’re perfect to serve guests, take to a celebration, or share with my family whenever we’re in the mood for a light dessert. Once you’ve put all that work into …

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How to Store Your Cake (For Maximum Freshness)

Did you make a cake a few days before your event? Were you not able to eat the entire cake that you baked and now need to keep if fresh for the next day? Did you just make too much cake and want to save it for later? There are plenty of reasons why you may need to store a …

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What to Do with Leftover Bread (10 Ideas to Try at Home)

The sad truth about bread is that it doesn’t stay fresh for very long. That beautiful loaf of sourdough gets hard after a day or two and that tasty, soft sliced bread gets crunchy all too quickly. It is such a shame! However, you should never, ever throw away leftover bread! There is so much you can do with old …