Category

Baking Tips

Category

So you’ve decided to make your family a delicious summer fruit tart, or take advantage of the fall’s harvest by baking a sweet pumpkin pie, but there’s just one snag… the recipe calls for blind baking the crust and the addition of pie weights, and that’s not something you keep hanging around your kitchen. But don’t fear. While there’s a large variety of different pie weights available today for the home baker, there are plenty…

If crisp cookies are your thing, it can be frustrating to know that shortly after making them, that yummy crispiness will fade away into softness, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. In my experience, this usually happens the day or two after making fresh cookies. I don’t mind softness, especially when it comes to chocolate chip cookies but there’s nothing that exudes freshness more than a cookie with freshly baked crisp edges. In this…

One of the great things about baking real bread at home is that it requires so few ingredients – flour, water, salt and leaven. That’s it! The addition of baker’s yeast is the most common way to leaven a loaf of bread, with the loaf being made to rise through the power of fermentation. Soda bread, on the other hand, uses baking soda to create volume, reacting with an acid to form carbon dioxide and breathe…

Among the many baking mysteries that exist out there, I feel like “how do you make brownies more cake-like?” is one of those million dollar questions. Whether you prefer fudge-y brownies or cake-y brownies, most people have a preference and it’s good to know what changes you can make to achieve either effect. Personally, I love both and as a long-time brownie fanatic I’ve kept favorite recipes in my arsenal for at least one of…

A cupcake is the epitome of American desserts. With the fluffy cake base and the smooth, luscious piped frosting, the cupcake is truly a versatile and delicious dessert. When you see a cupcake at the store or in a bakery, one tends to admire the sheer perfection of the frosting on top. Whether it be a round dome of frosting, a piped frosting displaying ridges, or anything in between, this is the part of the…

Whether you have a birthday party, a work event, a get together with family and friends, or you’re just in the mood for some fresh cookies, having a working oven is an integral part of being able to bake those cookies, right? Well, actually I have some great news for you. Whether your oven isn’t working or you’re somewhere without an oven available, there are still ways for you to bake those cookies. Let me…

If you’re new to baking, making a cake can be a bit intimidating. After all, just making one small mistake with the ingredients or prep can completely ruin all of the hard work you put in. If you’ve never baked a cake before, you’re probably under the assumption that you need one of those fancy (and expensive) stand mixers to get the job done. Not only is this not true, you can even get by…

Pin It