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What is Short Dough (and How to Use it)?

You have probably noticed that the term “short” pops up a lot in baking contexts. Short dough, shortening, shortbread and short cake – it can be easy to confuse them, and not-so-easy to understand what each of them means. They are all related however, and here I will provide you with a brief explanation of …

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Halloween Truffles Recipe

Halloween is here and sometimes you just want something other than a bag of your standard candy in a Halloween wrapper. Whether you’re throwing a party or taking some treats in for your co-workers, this Peanut Butter Cheesecake Halloween Truffle recipe is a great option and it’s sure to make everyone’s mouth water. You might …

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Essential Cake Decorating Tools and Their Uses

The world of cake decorating is a place many people just don’t venture. It’s also one of those things that when you start, you can’t seem to ever stop! Cake decorating can be extremely involved and is considered an art in many circles. From simple and classic, to over the top extravagant, cake decorating is …

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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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How Does a Bread Machine Work?

When you think of making bread, your mind will think of the whole process of mixing the ingredients, kneading the dough, letting the dough rise, and finally baking it. Baking bread by hand requires meticulous observation of the bread as it rises and bakes, and it can be a time-consuming process. With a bread machine, …

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