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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.


Baking Cookies

Baking Cookies

Baking cookies is quite simple, especially if you're armed with the tips in this article. Learn about baking cookies, storing them, and more. See more »

How to Bake Bread

How to Bake Bread

Between kneading the dough and punching it, baking bread is a workout. Learn how to bake bread, braid challah, and prepare quick breads like pancakes. See more »

Can flour explode?

 Can flour explode?

Is flour inflammable? I heard that if you were to burn flour it would explode. If so, what is in flour that makes this happen? See more »