Baking With the Best Ingredients

Baking With the Best Ingredients

It does make a difference what products you use to bake. You want to use a good flour, sugar, vanilla and real butter. Many bakers suggest using unsalted butter. I personally prefer salted butter. I like the flavor it produces in my products. If I buy flour from a regular grocery store, I like Pillsbury for baking. King Arthur is good flour too. White Lily is good flour for biscuits and bread. Sugar that is extra fine is great for making...

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The Perfect Cookie

The Perfect Cookie

Cookies are such a wonderful treat to have around. Whether you have them with coffee or milk, they are the perfect size snack. Cookies are easy to make. Here are a few tips: Baking is a science – follow the recipe with exact measurements. Precision is key for good baking. A great recipe will give you a great result; quality ingredients will make a great cookie. Don’t over bake your cookies. I like a gas oven when I bake but it...

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Baking Pies

Baking Pies

Pie is one of those things many shy away from. I have made my own crust many times. I have a few favorite recipes that I use depending on what kind of pie I am making. Some use butter,  other use shortening. When rolling out your crust, you want to make sure you don’t overwork the pastry. Doing so causes it to be tough. There are pie crusts in the store which are good if you don’t want to make your own. That is half the work! Crème pies are a...

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