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.
Some of the best breads are leavened using yeast. But how does this tiny microbe make bread rise? And why is it so intimidating when it comes to baking?
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.
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.
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.
In an effort that would have made Marcel Proust proud, our writer goes into the kitchen in search of the perfect hump on the perfect little confection, the madeleine.
No yeast to bake bread? No problem. You can start baking sourdough bread in about a week once you've made your own sourdough starter. We'll tell you how.
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.
Everyone loves getting holiday cookie care packages. But nobody loves getting packages of cookie crumbles.
Those coffee beans you grind for fresh brew actually come from a fruit, and the flesh of that fruit is being used in a new way — to make flour.
Valentine's Day is a general get-out-of-jail-free card when it comes to counting calories, so make this year extra special for your special someone with one of these sweet treats.
Cupcakes go from class party to gourmet gala with these decorating techniques. When a swipe of plain old chocolate frosting just won't cut it, punch up the visual appeal of your cupcakes with our tips.
Cupcakes are a perfect dessert or anytime sweet treat. And they're great food for parties and celebrations because these days, you can make a cupcake look and taste like just about anything.
Nowadays, you don't have to be invited to a wedding reception to see a really creative cake. Inventive decorating techniques are letting even novice cake decorators build innovative cakes.
Whether you're baking a cake for a child's birthday or as a housewarming gift for friends, you want the cake to look as good as it tastes. These essentials will help you achieve confection perfection.
When you think of cake, the usual suspects come to mind: butter, sugar, flour, eggs and maybe some chocolate. But would you consider adding hot peppers, soda, or even some pasta to your baking masterpiece?
That rich pumpkin filling and gooey melange of cinnamon apples can't stand alone on the dessert cart -- they belong inside a flaky, buttery pie crust. The crust makes or breaks a pie, which explains why so many of us buy them premade.
The perfectly iced little cakes you buy at your local bakery make cupcake baking seem like a snap. But when you try to bake your own, you end up with lumpy cakes smeared with runny icing. Where did you go wrong?
Some cupcakes are so intricately frosted that they're like little works of edible art -- but that's not going to stop you from eating them.
Fondant can be the syrupy goodness of a chocolate covered cherry or the center of a Cadbury Creme Egg. But most people know it as the smooth icing used to cover a fancy cake. It's all in how it's made.
There are many ways your cookies can go wrong. From the cookies merging together on the sheet to the bottoms burning to an undesirable shade of black, the bottom line is baking isn't easy. But these tips may help!
Upon a base of pastry dough, many irresistible creations have been made. But a pie with a tough crust won't win you any awards.
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.
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.
Vanilla sugar is sugar that has been flavored with a vanilla bean. It can be made from scratch or found at gourmet stores. Read this article to learn more about vanilla sugar.