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There is nothing quite the same as a perfect Bundt cake. It looks as good as it tastes, with its browned exterior, gentle grooves, and perfect sphere in the center. Because the look of a Bundt cake is a defining feature, a broken Bundt cake is a particular baking tragedy. In this article, we’ll look at a few steps to attempt to fix that broken Bundt and salvage your hard work. First Things First: What…

When that chocolate craving strikes, there’s nothing like a rich, decadent brownie to satiate it. It can be tantalizing to wait for them to cook, and frustrating when that process seems to be moving slower than it should. Even worse, what happens when your brownies aren’t cooking, and are coming out swampy and raw in the middle? Follow Your Recipe Exactly There are a lot of mistakes that you might make along the way when…

Making homemade bread is an artform, one that takes practice and a meticulous attention to detail to perfect. It is so disappointing and frustrating when bread doesn’t come out right. Usually, dense bread (especially at the bottom) is the result of too little gas getting in the dough and not making its way through the whole loaf. But knowing this fact alone does not help you improve your bread-making skills. We will look at various…

Julia Child once said that “A party without cake is just a meeting,” and she was right. Angel food cake is both delicious and versatile, able to be used for any occasion (even a meeting!). Angel food cake has an amazingly light flavor and fluffy taste on its own, but it is made even better when it is topped with any of hundreds of possibilities. Many summer hosts especially will keep a few of them…

Fudge is a delicious, decadent, and delightful dessert. Its rich chocolatey flavor and smooth, creamy texture is unlike anything else in the world. Many traditional fudge recipes call for an ingredient known as condensed milk, or sweetened condensed milk: essentially, canned milk that has had its water content evaporated and is pretty heavily sweetened to preserve and flavor it. But what if you don’t want condensed milk in your fudge, for any of a variety…

Muffins are a very versatile baked good that people will make for different occasions. Sometimes people will make muffins purely because they want to have a dessert; other times, muffins will be made to accompany dinner. If you’re making muffins and you find that you’re having a tough time getting them to turn out right, then that could be disheartening. Some have noted that getting the muffins to brown on top is difficult for them.…

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chocolate chip cookie that has been baked to perfection. You don’t want the cookies to be too chewy or too hard. Getting a chocolate chip cookie to turn out just right is a skill that you’ll need to perfect. If you’re having a hard time getting your cookies to be just right, then they might not be soft enough. Many people think that soft chocolate chip cookies are…

Cheesecake is one of the most delicious desserts around, and it’s amazing to be able to make some that the whole family can enjoy. If you’re just getting used to baking your own cheesecakes, then you might be interested to know that most people use lemon juice in cheesecake. Some people are surprised to hear that lemon juice is a common cheesecake ingredient, but others will totally get it. Why do people use lemon juice…

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