Cakes & Baking Archive

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Cakes & Baking Tips to Remember

If you are baking for a special occasion or simply want a treat for yourself, there are some basic cake baking tips to remember. For best results, leave out the butter and let it come to room temperature before putting it in the oven. Room temperature ingredients

Baking 101: All About Baking And Cooking Recipes

Baking is an ancient art of preparing food that makes use of low temperatures, usually in an open oven, but can be done also on hot rocks, or in hot ashes. The common baked food is bread but other forms of cooking are also done. You can

How to Become a Better Cook

Becoming a chef is similar to becoming a great painter. When you start painting, it doesn’t really matter what your painting looks like at first. You just start. And you must learn by studying. A well-trained painter does not look at another painting and claim it is

3 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe While Helping In The Kitchen

For many kids, helping cook in the kitchen is a great way to spend time with their parents, learn something new, and get a little messy in the process. But while cooking with your kids can be fun and can teach them invaluable life skills, the kitchen

6 Maize Facts Worth Knowing

Humans produce more maize than any other grain, which is the foundation of many staple diets worldwide. Global production of maize now stands at more than a billion metric tons per year, far outstripping wheat and rice. It’s a popular staple because of its kilojoule count: equal

Unexpected Wedding Cakes for Your Special Day

The wedding cake as we know it today has grown from multiple ethnic traditions, one of the first being Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. It was here that a wheat or barley cake was broken over the bride’s head to bless the couple’s union, but it’s safe

The Long History of Cakes

The word cake has a long history. It’s of Viking origin, a version of kaka, an Old Norse word, which dates it to the late 8th century. It refers to a confection of baked flour sweetened with honey or sugar, mixed with eggs and sometimes milk and

After-dinner cakes and bakes: five great recipes

These cakes, muffins and brownies are elaborate enough to serve for pudding.