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Reasons Why You Should Use a Bread Maker

We all know that making bread has the knack to be a long and laborious process. You have to have a dough hook to knead the bread for an infinite amount of time, wait for it to rise, and carefully monitor it while it bakes to ensure a perfect result. Not to mention the mess of flour and dough you …

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Different Types of Pastry and Their Uses

Pastry can be used to make so many wonderful sweet and savory foods, and a few pastry recipes should be a part of every home baker’s repertoire. It is important to use the right type of pastry for the right product and filling however, and with so many different types of pastry coming from cuisines all around the world, it …

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Best Type of Baking Pan for Brownies (Glass vs. Metal)

Brownies: the all-American fudgy treat. Usually composed of a thick chocolate batter, the brownie is soft and gooey on the inside, and crispy on the outside. Brownies can be filled with chocolate chips, peanut butter, caramel, and plenty of other delicious things. To get that perfect bake on the brownie, though, is a glass or metal baking pan better to use? …

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The Function of Ingredients in Cake

Understanding a cake’s ingredients and their functions is essential to understanding what changes you can make in a recipe and how to do so. There is not much leeway in changing the main ingredients as each ingredient plays a crucial role in the end product. The basic ingredients of a cake are: flour, fat, sugar, eggs, liquid, salt, and leavening agents. Once …

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What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Cupcakes? (Beginner’s Guide)

Whether or not you’re new to baking, we bet it’s pretty safe to say you’re familiar with cupcakes. Cupcakes have become the go-to treat for celebrating just about any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, graduation, or even a wedding. There are many reasons that cupcakes have become so popular over the years. For starters, they usually look and taste amazing. …

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Baking Sheet vs. Cookie Sheet: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered if there’s a difference between baking sheets and cookie sheets? Most people assume they’re the same thing, so you might be surprised to find out that that’s not entirely true. Although they’re similar in many ways, there is a subtle difference that sets them apart. By the end of this article, the baking sheet vs. cookie …

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What is a Detroit Style Pizza Pan?

There are certain places in the world that have put a unique spin on classic foods. When done right, these places become well known for these foods, and visitors to those places always make it a point to eat at a restaurant that offers them. In the USA, we have cities that are well known for their unique spin on …

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Hand Mixer vs. Stand Mixer: When to Use One Over the Other

When it comes to baking, having the right tools can make all the difference in the world. In our last post discussing our favorite manual hand mixer, we took a look at the benefits and drawbacks of manual hand mixers. In this post, we’re going to do our best to help you determine which type of electric mixer, a hand mixer …