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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Yeast is the magical component of baking that makes dough rise. But there are lots of kinds out there. Which one is right for your recipe?
By Lauren David
Mayonnaise is the best baker's secret ingredient. Why? Because its simple emulsion of egg, oil and acid is vital to most baking recipes.
By Suzie Dundas
While many home bakers, including most Americans, measure out flour and other ingredients with a cup, experts say you should ditch that cup for a scale. Here's why.
By Alia Hoyt
Both are essential fats for baking, but they bring different flavors, textures and even appearances to the end product. So is one better than the other?
Don't know your cake flour from all-purpose? The difference is subtle but the end result is huge.
By Jeremy Glass
If you've taken up baking, and don't know AP flour from self-rising we'll explain the difference. Because the final product is only as good as the flour you put into it.
By Jeremy Glass
American viewers of the hit "The Great British Baking Show" might be confused by the challenge for "Biscuit Week." We break down how the American biscuit is vastly different from the British version.
By Dave Roos
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.
Every baker wants to make a perfect batch of cookies. In order to make the perfect batch, you need to know a little more than how to just 'mix and bake'. Check out our questions about making cookies and find hints and tips for common cookie problems.
Baking powder is a leavener that makes baked goods rise and is similar to baking soda. Their properties are slightly different, so one should not be substituted for another. Learn how to use and store baking powder in this article.