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Baking is a method of preparing food that uses dry heat, typically in an oven
Baking is a method of preparing food that uses dry heat, typically in an oven, but can also be done in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred "from the surface of cakes, cookies, and breads to their center. As heat travels through, it transforms batters and doughs into baked goods and more with a firm dry crust and a softer center".

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  1. Windigo

    The Dutch food thread, because Dutch food isn't so bad as its reputation.

    So I decided to make a thread about Dutch food, because internationally there are so many misconceptions about it. Supposedly our food is bland, repetitive and uninteresting. Talking about Dutch food usually conjures up images of cheese, potatoes, sad vegetables and mashed potatoes. Maybe if...
  2. A

    Baking with sugar instead of maple syrup

    Please see this recipe. Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe | With Quinoa & Applesauce - Simply Quinoa Suppose I want to use sugar or xylitol instead of maple syrup to make it a bit sweeter. Should I use a higher oven temperature for the sugar to cook properly? Anything else I need to be aware of.
  3. B

    non-baking recipes. do you measure ingredients?

    short of baking, I dont. I just kinda dump and go. I find unless you really ventured off the original recipe, the final product isn't affected that much. I'm about to try to make my own HongKong style XO sauce and I might measure what I use, and take notes just incase I nail it on the first...
  4. B

    I have a thing for baking sheet pans. not what you think.

    I LOVE me a restaurant supply house. I get my baking sheets there. half pan sheets? dunno. I use them all the time. I recently bought some tiny ones. 1/8th sheets? ahhh, gotta love them fractions! they have been instrumental in making my kitchen life better. thawing something in the...
  5. Windigo

    Recipe Honey & orange zest cake

    One of my favorite cakes, a little more work than regular cake but very worth it. It's a little smaller than a regular pound cake. Ingredients: 170 g of honey of your choice, I prefer a darker stronger tasting one to not lose the flavor in the cake. 85 g of golden syrup 2 beaten eggs 140 g...
  6. Windigo

    Recipe Flemish waffles with pumpkin spice

    So I bought a waffle Iron, and really wanted to try it out. And there's a flour challenge going on, so I figured this was the perfect time to make use of my waffle Iron. It's low in WW points for those who are interested, 5 points a piece ( without toppings). I mean 1 heart with a piece! Not...
  7. Puggles

    Adding water during bread baking

    Adding water to preheated vessel during baking bread helps create steam to make for a more crispy crust, does that work all the time? My Sourdough needs a more crispy crust and that is the only thing I know that helps. When it's cooled, it's more "leathery" and I want it to, if anything get...
  8. A

    baking powder and baking soda

    Many recipes call for baking powder and baking soda? What do they do and what's the difference between them? Is this article correct? Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder: What’s the Difference?
  9. A

    Best way to add thick honey when baking

    I have a recipe which requires a tbsp of honey. I pour my honey into a tbsp then transfer from the tablespoon into my pot or pan. The process takes ages as the honey is so sticky. Any suggestions on speeding it up? I like to be able to add the ingredients quickly at the end, so I can leave...
  10. flyinglentris

    Mesquite Bean Flour For Baking

    Mequite bean flour is an almost forgotten way to bake breads, cakes, cookies, pie crusts and other things. It was largely a baking style in the southern United States. Have any members ever baked with mesquite bean flour and care to share their experience? BTW: Mesquite is a spiny...
  11. Packaged Cocoa Powder

    Packaged Cocoa Powder

    Packaged Cocoa Powder
  12. Cocoa Butter

    Cocoa Butter

    Cocoa Butter
  13. TastyReuben

    Condition of pots and pans

    I was recently reading a Serious Eats/Food Lab post, and in the series of pics that Kenji Lopez Alt included was a black baking rack. In the comments, someone chided him over using a coated baking rack, saying that the coating invariably flakes off and into the food. KLA humorously pointed...
  14. Orange Oil Concentrate

    Orange Oil Concentrate

    Orange Oil Concentrate
  15. Golden Dill English Muffins

    Golden Dill English Muffins

    Golden Dill English Muffins
  16. Active Dry Yeast

    Active Dry Yeast

    Active Dry Yeast
  17. Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract
  18. FowlersFreeTime

    Baking with sugar substitutes?

    So, interesting thing happened yesterday. I made a banana bread with a sugar substitute which claims to be 1 for 1 replacement for brown sugar, but the results I didn't expect were: When creaming the butter and "sugar" together, the mixture was thicker and perhaps even "drier" than I'm used to...
  19. Chocolate Strawberry Pecan Nut Rolls

    Chocolate Strawberry Pecan Nut Rolls

    Chocolate Strawberry Pecan Nut Rolls
  20. Cup Cake / Muffin Mold

    Cup Cake / Muffin Mold

    Cup Cake / Muffin Mold
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