Understanding Sugar
Why do we use or need sugar? Sugar is used in baked goods to achieve flavor and color. It can help with the texture by weakening the gluten strands. It can provide...
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Understanding Eggs
We break down some basic info on eggs.
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Types of Yeast
There are three types of bakers yeast; Compressed (fresh) yeast, active dry and instant. Here's what you need to know.
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Types of Bakeware & Cookware
Buying bakeware can be intimidating. Here's what you'll find.
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Troubleshooting Breads
Troubleshooting the problem, causes, and solutions to poorly baked bread.
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Ideal Temperatures for Yeast Development
Yeast temperatures and conversions chart.
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Stages of Cooked Sugar
A quick chart with the stages and temperature for cooking sugar.
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Shaping Crusts
Dough should be rolled out to fit the pie pan or tart shell or to fit on top of fillings. It is easiest to work with a mealy/flaky dough if it is...
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Scoops (Portions & Capacities)
Portion size and capacities of popular scoop sizes.
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Pies vs Tarts
Pie crusts and tart shells are made from many types of dough or crumbs. For pies, a flaky or mealy dough is best. Tarts, however, usually will have a sweet dough. The crust for either a tart or pie can be...
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