Baking Tips

Gail shares some of her tried and true baking tips in the articles below.

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Confessions of a Baker

I am going to make a confession to you and I am not even Catholic! Some years ago I entered a ...
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The T-Rex Cake and the Lessons I Learned From that Dinosaur

When my daughter was quite young she was obsessed with dinosaurs. So I wanted to make her a dinosaur birthday cake, ...
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To Paddle or Whip: that is the question

Ok. So you have a recipe and it says to "cream some butter with sugar" or "whip the cream with ...
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Cream Puff Swans

Cream Puff Swans Makes approximately 16-18 swans Cream Puff Dough 1 cup water ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose ...
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Hardware store or a baker’s paradise?

Did you ever wander through a hardware store, and see so many items that could be used in the kitchen? ...
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Teaching egg whites how to relax…

In any meringue recipe, the recipe always calls for room temperature egg whites. Why, you might ask? Good question. This ...
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Chocolate Éclairs Recipe

Chocolate Eclairs Makes approximately 24 éclairs Cream Puff Batter 1 cup water ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour ...
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart Recipe

Makes 1 10-inch tart Crumb Crust: 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (any crème filled chocolate sandwich cookie will do, finely ...
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Raspberry Linzer Torte Recipe

Raspberry Linzer Torte Makes 1 10 inch torte Linzer Dough 2 cups walnuts 1 cup cake scraps or other firm ...
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Macarons (French Macaroons) Recipe

Macarons (French Macaroons) Makes about 60-65 macarons or about 30-32 sandwiched cookies 1 1/3 cups blanched, sliced almonds 2 cups ...
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Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Coconut Macaroons Makes 2 ½ dozen macaroons 4 cups shredded, sweetened coconut 1 cup +1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 heaping ...
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Chewy Almond Macaroon Horseshoe Recipe

Chewy Almond Macaroon Horseshoes Makes about 20 cookies 2 8-ounce packages almond paste, crumbled into pieces 1 cup granulated sugar ...
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