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is that bread or cake?
Given a piece of bakery, how can you tell if it was made with yeast or baking powder? I want to be able to do this in order to make things that I don't have receipe for. Let me make a first attempt:...
13 years ago 7
 
Storing vanilla beans?
I purchased 20 organic vanilla beans on ebay for a really good price. I've never baked with the beans before, just the extract and would like to know how to store them. They came vacuum packed and I...
13 years ago 3
 
freshness questions
I apologize if this has been discussed before. I only recently joined this newsgroup. How does one tell whether their cream of tartar baking soda and baking powder are still fresh? Is there a test you...
13 years ago 12
 
newbie
I just made a piece of bun and it tasted better than I hoped for, so I'm very encouraged :) The bread (or bun) I made consists of flour, sugar, salt, water, olive oil. I'm not looking for receipes,...
13 years ago 2
 
How do I adjust baking times?
Hello all, Forgive me of this has come up before, but don't think it has lately. I'm thinking of making mini loaves of breads to give at Christmas (pumpkin, cranberry, etc.). To bake a regular-sized...
13 years ago 2
 
Whole Wheat bread recipe
I'm looking for a recipe for whole wheat bread that I discovered over 20 years ago while I was in college. I've googled like crazy and haven't found it yet. I thought I might try the group and see if...
13 years ago 7
 
Making Cheesecake without water bath
Yesterday I made a cheesecake -- this is only my second cheesecake, but the first one turned out delicious. I used the same recipe. However, at the end of baking +3 hours in the oven, when I took it...
13 years ago 10
 
Bread STICK pans ???
Hello all. I'm trying to find a pan for breadsticks. The result I'm looking for is along the lines of the breadsticks at Olive Garden. I'm just not seeing anything like that anywhere. Does anyone know...
13 years ago 2
 
NYT No-knead bread
Well, this was a guarded success! First, the negatives: I use spelt flour, which tends to be slack and not raise as well as I'd like - but I can eat as much of it as I want. I'd probably use a smaller...
13 years ago 4
 
French Baguettes
Has anyone used King Arthur's French-Style Flour for making baguettes? How was the crumb? I've been trying to make lite and tender baguettes for months now. I've tried all-purpose and bread flour. I...
13 years ago 6
 
No-knead bread
The recipe: The science and story behind it: Pastorio Or, for those like me, who have to re-assemble long URLs: Dave Thank you for posting this- I wish I had a big covered pot I could use. I have a...
13 years ago 11
 
Thanksgiving Cake ideas
Hi all, I'm looking for some ideas for a cake for Thanksgiving. Last year we made a turkey cake, basically looked like a uncooked turkey full of stuffing. Some of the things we're thinking about now...
13 years ago
 
Dry Active Yeast
Three questions please. 1. Can you freeze dry active yeast and still get good results? 2. Is the use of dry active yeast and rapid-rise yeast just a matter of personal preference, such as in sweet...
13 years ago 9
 
Kitchenaid Mixer Question
I have a small Kitchenaid mixer (250 watts) and have used it for preparing many one and two loaf bread/flour dough batches. The recipe I would like to try calls for 5 lbs of flour and it seem that...
13 years ago 23
 
kaiser rolls recipe any good?
Im using this recipe trying to make rolls. Twice ive tried the recipe and both times im extremely frustrated. The first time i thought i overworked the dough. The second time i made sure i didnt over...
13 years ago 7