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Baking How-to is a helpful guide that will get you prepped for creating outstanding dishes in the oven. Learn about the difference between baking powder and baking soda, how to use yeast and the basics to become the go to baker in your household.

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What is baking powder, and how does it work?

Baking powder is an essential ingredient when preparing and making baked goods. As a leavening agent it gives volume and a fluffy texture to muffins, breads and cakes. Learn more about baking powder and how it is used in this article.


5 Tips for Baking the Perfect Cookie

 5 Tips for Baking the Perfect Cookie

These tips for baking the perfect cookie will put an end to your burnt cookie problems. Check out these 5 tips for baking the perfect cookie. See more »

How to Make Pastry Dough

 How to Make Pastry Dough

Pastry dough, if not made properly, can make your pastry fall flat. Lean how to make pastry dough the right way, so you can master baking. See more »

What is baking powder, and how does it work?

 What is baking powder, and how does it work?

baking powder is an essential ingredient when preparing baked goods. See more »

What is Sucralose?

 What is Sucralose?

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that adds no calories to food. Learn more about sucralose and artificial sweeteners here. See more »

What is Vanilla Sugar?

 What is Vanilla Sugar?

Vanilla sugar can be made from scratch or found at gourmet stores. Learn more about vanilla sugar. See more »

What is Baking Yeast?

 What is Baking Yeast?

Baking yeast, which comes in three varieties, is used for baking bread. Learn more about baking yeast here. See more »

Vanilla Extract Questions

 Vanilla Extract Questions

Real vanilla is derived from vanilla pods, and is more expensive, whereas imitation vanilla is from coal tar. Read up on the difference between them. See more »

What is a Water Bath?

 What is a Water Bath?

water bath, cooking, custard, cheesecake, pudding, baking, desserts, food, cooking questions, recipes See more »

How to Bake Without Using Eggs

 How to Bake Without Using Eggs

For people with egg allergies, baking without using eggs is mandatory. Find suggestions and tips on how to bake without using eggs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Baking Flour Facts

Baking Flour Facts

The many different types of baking flour, such as cake flour, pastry flour, and others, can be confusing. Find baking powder facts and information. See more »