Baking Basics

  • 12 Awesome Brownies for National Brownie Day

    12 Awesome Brownies for National Brownie Day

    You can never have enough brownies in life. For me, they’re the most fulfilling thing to bake. The simple yet irreplaceable taste of a brownie will always be my favouritest ...

  • Yeasty Troubles

    Yeasty Troubles

    Regular readers of the blog are aware that I love baking breads but bread baking comes with it's own ups and downs and here are a few troubleshooting tips for ...

  • Vanilla and how to use it in baking

    Vanilla and how to use it in baking

    While discussing on a random Facebook thread once a pastry chef I know said "No Vanilla, No Bakery" and I agree with him 100%. And when I say vanilla I ...

  • Sugar 101 : Decoding various baking sugars

    Sugar 101 : Decoding various baking sugars

    Have you felt daunted by the raw sugar mentioned in a recipe? Wondered what is the difference between castor sugar and icing sugar? Or whether brown sugar is what should ...

  • Problems with Cakes (Common Cake Faults) : Baking Basics

    Problems with Cakes (Common Cake Faults) : Baking Basics

    Honestly this was supposed to be a post for F and I forgot about it and I was telling O that this is what I wanted to publish for F ...

  • Eggs and its substitutes in Baking

    Eggs and its substitutes in Baking

    Eggs and baking are often spoken about in the same breath. Eggs are said to be the Baker's best friend, almost like our magic ingredient which do so many things ...

  • Alcohol in Baking & Boozy Bread Pudding Recipe

    Alcohol in Baking & Boozy Bread Pudding Recipe

    Baking is my first love when it comes to working in the kitchen. Sure I do enjoy cooking but Baking is where I come to my elements and I think ...

  • B is for Bread 101, part 2

    B is for Bread 101, part 2

    M. F. K. Fisher, ‘The Art of Eating’ Today we will talk about Stages in bread baking and a very broad classifications of breads. According to Peter Reinhart, bread baking ...

  • B is for Bread 101

    B is for Bread 101

    Louis Bromfield, American novelist  (1896-1956) Breads is one of my most favorite things to make, I love working with them, kneading, shaping and proofing gives me joy beyond measure.  So ...

  • A is for Apples

    A is for Apples

    And it's been like that as long as I can think of. That is what I was taught in school so I will stick to that today too :) And ...

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