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How to Substitute Cake Flour (3 Methods to Try in a Pinch)

Sometimes, you start making a recipe only to get halfway through and realize that you are missing an ingredient. Cake flour is definitely one of those ingredients that many people don’t always have on hand. However, lots of recipes, baked good especially, call for cake flour. So what should you do when you don’t have cake flour but you really …

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How to Keep Macarons Fresh (4 Reliable Storage Methods)

Macarons are my absolute favorite go-to when I want to bake something that’s elegant and pretty. They’re petite and colorful…and I can fill them with all of my favorite fillings. They’re perfect to serve guests, take to a celebration, or share with my family whenever we’re in the mood for a light dessert. Once you’ve put all that work into …

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How to Store Your Cake (For Maximum Freshness)

Did you make a cake a few days before your event? Were you not able to eat the entire cake that you baked and now need to keep if fresh for the next day? Did you just make too much cake and want to save it for later? There are plenty of reasons why you may need to store a …

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What to Do with Leftover Bread (10 Ideas to Try at Home)

The sad truth about bread is that it doesn’t stay fresh for very long. That beautiful loaf of sourdough gets hard after a day or two and that tasty, soft sliced bread gets crunchy all too quickly. It is such a shame! However, you should never, ever throw away leftover bread! There is so much you can do with old …

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How to Keep Bread From Molding (13 Must-Know Tips)

There’s really nothing better than a fresh loaf of bread for sandwiches or to spread with butter and homemade jam to have with a cup of tea. Whether I’ve baked the bread myself, or picked up a loaf at the specialty bakery, I always have bread in my kitchen. One of the problems I have with bread is how to …

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7 Foolproof Ways to Store Brownies and Keep Them Fresh

So you just made a batch of perfect brownies. They are amazing, they are delicious, they are the best brownies that you have ever tasted. You could probably eat the whole batch but it is probably a better idea to save some for later. However, you want them to be just as fantastic the next day. So what is the …

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How to Keep Muffins Fresh (5 Simple Methods)

Whether you’re baking healthy muffins for breakfast that are filled with whole grains, nuts, and dried fruits or baking up a batch of delicious sweet banana chocolate chip muffins for a snack or dessert, once they’re baked you want to keep them as fresh as possible for as long as you can. One of the storage problems with muffins is …

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How to Make Macarons Without an Oven

Making perfect macarons is a tricky thing to do. Even the most experiences pastry chefs sometimes find macarons to be a challenge. The shells can crack, they can come out lumpy, they can be too dry and they can spread too thin- so much can go wrong! However, once you perfect the macaron shell, you will be blessed with one …