Vanilla Extract

Baking Basics, Ingredients

Vanilla Extract: Everything You Need To Know

Vanilla extract is an integral ingredient to many culinary dishes; however, most people do not truly understand it. To understand vanilla extract, we have to understand the basics of vanilla. So, where does vanilla extract come from? Vanilla comes in the form of a bean, but it isn’t the type of bean you have in mind.

Is Evaporated Milk The Same Thing As Condensed Milk

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Is Evaporated Milk The Same Thing As Condensed Milk?

If you are reading this, you might struggle to distinguish between evaporated milk and condensed milk. Both types of milk have similar names and look. They are also on store shelves. However, there is a crucial difference between both types of milk. The difference is simply the amount of sugar involved. Evaporated milk doesn’t have any added sugar, while condensed milk does.

Yeast 101

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Yeast 101

Yeast is a frightfully complicated topic, but absolutely critical for bakers. So, let us begin by asking the most obvious question first. What is it? 

Butter Basics

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Butter Basics

Butter is used on toast in the morning, added to lots of baking recipes, and even used as a dipping sauce for lobster and breadsticks. This beloved ingredient is loved all around the world, but not many people know how it’s made, where it came from, and why it’s so important in baking. 

Baking With Stevia

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Baking With Stevia

If you like your sweet treats but are trying to cut down on your sugar for health or lifestyle reasons, then you can substitute sugar and other unhealthy ingredients in baking recipes with other things, such as stevia. We are ready to answer all your stevia-related questions in this informational article. 

Baking Soda V. Baking Powder

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Baking Soda v. Baking Powder: Battle Royale

There is one thing that all bakers seem to have in common, and that is knowing the difference between baking soda and baking powder. These are core ingredients used in a variety of recipes yet their similarity in name leads to plenty of confusion. These are core ingredients used in a variety of recipes yet their similarity in name leads to plenty of confusion.

All About Eggs Baking Basics

Baking Basics, Ingredients

All About Eggs: Baking Basics 101

When creating any baking dish, whether through a recipe or completely from scratch, there’s one ingredient, in particular, that tends to show up the most often: eggs. From cakes and brownies to the elusive pavlova, eggs are an integral part of the baking process.