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Wilton ColorCups Baking Cups, reviewed

Color Cups

Bright and colorful muffin wrappers are fun to work with because they can completely change the look of a cupcake or muffin from something ordinary into something that draws you in – especially if you are baking for a party or celebration. And anyone who has baked for kids knows that they have even greater appreciation for brightly colored baked goods (no matter how elegant ... Read More »

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If you’re looking for a treat to make for Mom on Mother’s Day, there are any number of delicious options to choose from. The Chocolate Butterscotch Croissants from Bakingdom are a decadent treat, and easier to make than you might think because you can streamline the work by using premade puff pastry dough. The pastry dough is stuffed with butterscotch and chocolate chips, which melt ... Read More »

What is unbleached flour?

Unbleached All Purpose Flour

Unbleached flour is refined flour that has not had any whitening agents added to it. Bleached flour is flour that has been whitened – i.e. bleached – using chemicals. Bleaching flour does not have much of an impact on the flavor of the flour – although some people say that they can taste the difference, so if you are very sensitive you may fall into ... Read More »

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Dulce de leche lovers will want to try this easy Dulce de Leche Ice Cream from Confections of a Foodie Bride. The homemade ice cream has just five ingredients and is loaded with 2 cups of creamy dulce de leche, which provides all of the sweetness that you need in the base of the ice cream. It also has a generous amount of vanilla, with th addition ... Read More »

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Brownies are a staple recipe, like chocolate chip cookies or banana bread, and it never hurts to have a few ideas for variations so that you can jazz them up a bit. London Bakes‘ Orange and Almond Brownies are decadent, flourless brownies that are infused with orange zest and ground almonds, which gives them a unique flavor. The brownies are very rich, with an intense ... Read More »

How long should melted butter cool before using it in a recipe?

Melted Butter

Butter is typically used in one of three ways in a recipe: cold, softened or melted. Cold butter is typically cut in to a mixture of dry ingredients. Softened butter is used in recipes that require the butter to be creamed, such as cookie dough and frostings. Melted butter can be used in many recipes, and often it is stirred into a dry mixture along ... Read More »

Why do meringues weep?

Pie with weeping

Many types of pies are topped with billowing meringues that give them a beautiful finished look and a lovely contrast between a denser filling and a lighter topping. But even though the meringues look good when you spoon them on top of a pie, they often start to weep and make your pie look less than perfect. Weeping is when a meringue releases droplets of ... Read More »

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If you’ve never had a bialy, you should definitely consider making a batch of Bialys with Caramelised Onion and Poppy Seeds to see what you’re missing. This batch of NY-city staples were baked by The Moonblush Baker. Bialys are chewy, bagel-like breads that are typically topped with onions and they are very popular in New York City, but tend to not be as well known ... Read More »

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