It’s the most common ingredient in baking! Your ancestors used it to make their single loaf of bread in the 1840s, and your children may use it to make a mess in your kitchen. That’s right, flour! The sheer number of different types of flour is staggering and could easily overwhelm a beginner baker, but… Continue reading A Guide To Types Of Bakers Flour
Are you trying to bake a domed or round cake? The easiest way to go about that is already in your kitchen. Rather than buying a specialty pan, you can use a glass mixing bowl or Pyrex bowl to get the job done. Though there are a few things to consider, baking a cake in… Continue reading Baking a Cake in a Glass Bowl
You have this crazy idea: you want to use brewer’s yeast, also known as beer yeast, in your bread. The possibilities are endless. Okay, maybe it’s not so crazy, especially when you look at the similarities between brewer’s yeast vs baker’s yeast. But how will brewer’s yeast affect the flavor of your baked goods? Are… Continue reading Brewer’s Yeast vs Baker’s Yeast For Bread
A collection of the best Baking Puns to get a rise out of even the soggiest bottom! Whether you want something spicy for a quick comeback or a joke to make your fellow bakers groan, we’ve got over 80 baking puns for you. 1. You’re such a weird-dough 2. Nice BUNS 3. Just BEAT it… Continue reading Baking Puns You Knead in Your Loaf
There is something absolutely magical about yeast, wouldn’t you agree? It is fascinating how you can pour something into a bowl of wet and dry ingredients and watch the dough rise. Some strains of yeast can also be used for brewing up delectable spirits. Yet, depending on the kind of yeast you use, the results… Continue reading Bakers Yeast vs Distillers Yeast – What’s the difference?
Today I am going to tackle the question you’ve all been dying to know the answer to – what is the difference between cacao powder and cocoa powder? But before we start, it is worth learning a bit about the background of the products first. Where do cacao and cocoa come from? I guess the… Continue reading Cacao Powder vs Cocoa Powder – Difference EXPLAINED
As time goes on and the world evolves, luckily, so does the food and ingredients available to us! Is this a positive? Yes! It means we are constantly exposed to new flavours, recipes and cooking methods. Does this make things all the more confusing? Again, yes! But have no fear, today I am going to… Continue reading Cocoa Powder vs Baking Cocoa EXPLAINED
When shopping around for baking ingredients, you may have come across meetha soda on the shelves of the grocery store. Or maybe an Indian recipe you want to attempt listed it in the ingredients. You may be wondering, “What is meetha soda? Is it the same as baking soda?” The short answer is: There is… Continue reading The Difference Between Baking Soda and Meetha Soda
You hear the terms every day—cooking and baking. Most people think of two different things when they hear baking and cooking in the same sentence. But since cooking and baking both utilize heat to make food edible, you might be confused about what sets them apart. Curious about the difference between baking and cooking? Let’s… Continue reading Cooking vs Baking – The Difference Between Baking and Cooking
Sometimes you come across an old cookbook from the bygone days and see a cookie recipe that calls for baker’s ammonia. Not to be confused with household cleaning ammonia or the stuff that forms in urine, baker’s ammonia is safe to use in baking. But what happens when you mix ammonia and baking soda together?… Continue reading Ammonia and Baking Soda Reaction – Can You Mix?
Imagine that you are baking in your kitchen, adding the dry ingredients to a bowl, when suddenly you realize you have made a grave mistake. You added baking soda instead of baking powder! Immediately you wonder if your cake is ruined. Or is it? Can you substitute baking powder with baking soda and vice versa?… Continue reading What Happens If You Use Baking Soda Instead of Baking Powder in a Cake?