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Carob Products Photo

All About Carob

What is Carob? Carob might seem just like chocolate when processed into powder or chips and packaged just like our favorite cacao products, but carob and chocolate are completely different in terms of origin, taste, …

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zesting a lemon with a microplane zester into a glass bowl

How to Zest a Lemon The Right Way

Adding lemon zest is a great way to incorporate lemon flavor in both sweet and savory foods. But, just what is lemon zest and how do you zest a lemon? Let's have a look! …

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semolina flour pouring out of a spoon into a bowl

All About Semolina Flour – Differences Between Semolina and Farina

Semolina flour is the gritty, coarse particles of durum wheat that are milled down after extracting finer flour. It is used to make couscous, upma, idli, knafeh, and countless other porridge and dessert recipes around …

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cupcake vs muffin

Muffins vs. Cupcakes

The difference between a cupcake and muffin depends on who you ask, and their answers can include such things as the amount of frosting, ingredients, and time of the day that you eat it! …

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Baking with tea

Baking with Tea – How To Get the Flavor of Tea Into Your Baked Goods

I'm officially hooked on baking with tea. I'm craving baked goods with chamomile, oolong, and chrysanthemum. Why? I learned the trick to getting a vibrant tea flavor in my baking and I'm going to show …

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Kinako in a pile on a grey background

What is Kinako and How to Use It

Kinako is a delicate flour made from roasted soybeans. Literally translated as "yellow powder," kinako is a Japanese condiment with a toasty golden hue used to garnish desserts. Known in Japan as a superfood, kinako …

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skillet of corn bread

What to Do with Leftover Cornbread

Leftover cornbread is the perfect base for so many different recipes! Try cornbread cobbler, cornbread French toast, cornbread sandwiches and more instead of letting your cornbread go bad and having to toss it. …

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Edible Flowers cake

How to Use Edible Flowers to Decorate Cakes – Flowers to Use and Decorating Ideas

We've all seen stunning professional cakes decorated with edible flowers. Using flowers is an extremely easy and beautiful way to decorate cakes at home, too. You can hide frosting flaws with beautiful blooms and add …

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how to use clotted cream

How to Use Clotted Cream

Americans are often at a loss about how to use clotted cream. My simple recipe for homemade clotted cream is one of the most beloved recipes on this site, but those with no …

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Russian Piping Tips 101

Russian Piping Tips Are the Cheater Tips You Need

This is a guest post written by Devon done in partnership with Kitchen Conservatory in St. Louis. Devon has spent a lot of time mastering Russian piping tips and is excited to share her findings with …

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Couplers

Why I Always Use a Coupler in My Piping Bag

This is a guest post by Devon done in partnership with Kitchen Conservatory in St. Louis. Devon feels more strongly about couplers for frosting than anyone I've ever met, so I invited her here to …

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substituting yogurt for sour cream

Can You Use Yogurt Instead of Sour Cream?

In a pinch, I've always substituted yogurt for sour cream and never really noticed any difference in the end result. I also know that many of you substitute yogurt for sour cream for health reasons. …

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How much does a cup of flour weigh

How Much Is a Cup of Flour in Grams?

If you want to use weights when baking and the author of a recipe doesn't give you a weight for their flour, I recommend you use 128 grams for a cup of all-purpose flour. That's …

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bakers dreams

10 Things Every Home Baker Dreams of Having

1. Someone else doing the cleanup work - anyone would do, but someone you are physically attracted to would be ideal... or a robot... or an adorable talking kitten. 2. …

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Applesauce Instead of Butter and Oil

Using Applesauce as a Butter or Oil Substitute: Cupcake Project Substitution Lab Test 2

Cupcake Project Substitution Lab Test 2: Using Applesauce as a Butter or Oil Substitute Introduction / Purpose Many of you have asked me about using applesauce as a butter or oil substitute to cut …

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