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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 Sucralose?

Sucralose is a sugar substitute that is made from sugar, but it adds no calories to your total food intake because it isn't digested. Read this article to learn more about sucralose and how to use it.


Questions about Making Cookies

 Questions about Making Cookies

Every baker wants to make a perfect batch of cookies. Check out our questions about making cookies and find hints and tips for common cookie problems. See more »

Baking Powder Questions

 Baking Powder Questions

Baking powder is a leavener that makes baked goods rise and is similar to baking soda. Learn how to use and store baking powder in this article. See more »

Tips for Baking Pies

 Tips for Baking Pies

Get practical tips for baking pies, including how to make decorative crusts, how to avoid a soggy crust, how to prepare fruit for pies, and more. See more »

Baking Mix Tips

 Baking Mix Tips

Baking brownies and biscuits can sound like an all-day affair. But thanks to these baking mixes, desserts can be ready in a snap. Read on for more. See more »

How to Know When Bread Dough Has Risen Enough

 How to Know When Bread Dough Has Risen Enough

To test if dough has risen enough, press two fingertips about one-half inch into the dough. If a groove remains, it is ready. Read more about dough. See more »

Condensed Milk vs. Evaporated Milk

 Condensed Milk vs. Evaporated Milk

Condensed milk and evaporated milk are similar but not interchangeable in recipes. Learn how condensed milk and evaporated milk are used in cooking. See more »

Baking Methods

 Baking Methods

Using correct baking methods can make baking a cake a piece of cake. Learn some useful baking methods and tips in this article. See more »

Baking Questions

 Baking Questions

Baking involves precision and good measure, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult. Find answers to simple baking questions in this article. See more »

How to Make Pastries

How to Make Pastries

Learn how to make pastries in this informative article. You'll find tips on working with phyllo dough, making tarts, and more. See more »

How to Bake a Cake

How to Bake a Cake

Learn how to bake a cake at HowStuffWorks. You'll find tips on what type of pan to use, baking temperatures, and more in this helpful article. See more »