Category Archives: Baking

Do I need fresh citrus for baking?

Orange segments

I like to use a lot of citrus in my recipes, and that includes lemons, oranges and limes, in addition to more unusual citrus like yuzu and blood oranges. Citrus is a featured flavor in many recipes, but often only a small amount of juice or zest is added to a recipe to accent other elements. A little bit of citrus can go a long ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Dulce de leche is a milk caramel that has a distinctive – and addictive – dairy flavor that can get your mouth watering. The caramel is easy to incorporate into other recipes, like these Dulce de Leche Cupcakes that The Growing Foodie recently baked. The cupcakes have dulce de leche in the batter and are topped with a decadent cream cheese and dulce de leche ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Baking Chic‘s Orange Cupcakes with Sweetened Condensed Frosting are a simple dessert that deliver some delicious flavors in a small package. The fluffy cupcakes are flavored with a generous amount of orange zest – two whole tablespoons – for a very fresh citrus flavor along with a little hint of vanilla. The sweet, orange-laced frosting is the kind that you casually spread on to your cupcakes, ... Read More »

What does sifting flour do?

Sifting Flour

Some recipes call for sifting your flour. Other recipes call for flour that has been sifted. Still other recipes don’t specify whether your flour needs to be sifted or not – and with all the options, this raises the question of what does sifting flour actually do? Sifting flour is a way of aerating your flour and making sure that there are no large lumps ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

The Blackberry Malt Cupcakes from Kailley’s Kitchen sound like they were inspired by something you could get at an old fashioned soda fountain. The cupcakes are made with lots of malted milk powder, in addition to vanilla, which gives them a little of the classic malt flavor you would expect to find in a malted vanilla milkshake. They’re topped with a blackberry buttercream frosting, which ... Read More »

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 »

Bites from other Blogs

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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