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What is Blind Baking (and Why You Should Do It)?

You may have come across this term in recipe books time and time again, but still you’re not quite sure what it means. Or perhaps you’ve tried it once or twice, and still haven’t got that perfect pie crust that you were hoping for. While it may sound like an exercise in extreme adventure baking, …

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3 Creative Ways to Make Macarons Without Almond Flour

Nuts are a hot topic in today’s cooking environment. Not only are schools becoming more cautious about nuts (some even ban all nut and peanut products), but more and more people are being diagnosed with a nut allergy, even as adults! So what’s a person with a nut allergy to do when a delicious confectionery …

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What’s the Difference Between Cake and Pastry?

Cakes and pastries. Whether home-made or bought from a store or bakery, forms of these sweet treats can be found in cultures across the globe – it seems that the soft spot we have for them is universal. You are not alone however if you have ever wondered what the difference is exactly between cakes …

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Reasons Why You Need a Stand Mixer (and 3 Alternatives)?

When you think of baking, you often assume that you need a stand mixer for whatever product you’re creating. Sometimes this is true, sometimes it’s not. Having a stand mixer is invaluable when it comes to baking, and it makes the process a whole lot easier: it mixes ingredients quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. A stand …

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