Questions about cooking by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

0
votes
1answer
33 views

Additives to make bread soft and moist?

Given a recipe for bread/buns, what can I do to make it softer and more moist? From what I have gathered in various recipes on the net: scald the milk use buttery sweet dough emulsion use diastatic ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Potatoes in bread? How to estimate potatoes needed?

Just found out that adding potato to a bread recipe can make it softer and more moist. I'd like to experiment with this. If I were following a recipe that didn't include potatoes, how could I modify ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

why should the madeleine tins start off cold?

I have a recipe for Madeleine's which calls for the tins to be buttered, sprinkled with flour and then put in the fridge or freezer for the remainder of the prep time. What is the reasoning for this? ...
2
votes
2answers
97 views

Pork chops: low and slow or high and fast?

How hot/long should I bake my porkchops (bone-in)? I've done a bit of google searching and have gotten mixed results. Is it better to do the low temp slow baking or high temperature but quick? Why?
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Can vegetable enzymes kill yeast? [duplicate]

I used a juicer to juice vegetables. Then, I used the juice in making bread. Some of my friends said that something in vegetables affects the fermentation, namely the enzymes. They said it can kill ...
3
votes
1answer
103 views

Effect of undutched cocoa on baking

I'm trying to add unsweetened non-dutched cocoa powder to a biscotti recipe (this one). I've read that this type of cocoa is strongly acidic. Will I need to make any changes to the quantities of ...
2
votes
3answers
77 views

Baking bread - stainless steel or potless?

I am an absolute newbie to baking bread. Just started baking veggies recently. Before I buy any baking pot, I would like to ask a few questions about bread baking. Is it always better to have a baking ...
3
votes
3answers
278 views

Stirring with knives?

So this past weekend I encountered a peculiar line in a recipe which I am hoping someone with more cooking knowledge than me can shed light on Combine flour, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt in ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

How to make home made corn flakes?

I looked at the history of Corn Flakes on Wikipedia but it doesn't really tell me how I could go from raw ingredients to the final product. Should I use corn flour ? What should I do to make the final ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

How do I fix and prevent a baked custard from weeping?

I made a rhubarb custard pie that turned out nicely; the custard was flavored with orange zest and 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of orange flower water. I wanted a baked custard made ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

Can vegetable juices stop bread from rising?

I used vegetables juice for the additional liquid ingredients in milk bread, and it didn't rise. I think there is something in vegetables juice that killed the fermentation of dough. This is a study, ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Vegetables juice affect the fermentation of dough [duplicate]

What are the effects of using ginger and mustard juice in alternative liquid ingredients for baking?
2
votes
1answer
129 views

Baking or Cooking - why orange and not other sweet citrus fruit?

In most of the recipes that have any sweet citrus flavoring, it is usually Orange (zest and juice). In fact I've hardly seen a recipe that uses a substitute like mandarin, grapefruit, etc. Is there a ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

How to make canollis without a deep frier?

I absolutely love cannolis but every recipe I see requires a deep frier. Is it possible to make them without one?
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How can I modify my banana bread recipe to make cookies from it?

I love banana bread but it is troublesome to find a proper container to store it or even a bag big enough. For that reason and also for convenience, I would like to try to use the banana bread recipe, ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

How to stop icing from running off iced buns?

Recently I've attempted to make iced buns and as a first attempt, they went well. However, after one night my icing began to slide off the top of the buns, leaving me with either bare or patch-worked ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Adjusting for different size pan (Cheesecake) [duplicate]

I'd like to make this cheesecake recipe but don't have the 10" springform pan that it requires. Instead, I have a bunch of smaller 4" pans. How should I adjust the recipe? Bonus question: the ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSaR4WmVvRI Alton Brown refrigerates his wings, then steams them, then refrigerate them again. The rationale behind refrigerating them was to dry them out so they ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Triple batch multipliers [duplicate]

I read on Wikihow that when you double batch that you should multiply seasonings times 1.5, then adjust to taste. Similarly for alcohol, multiply by 1.25. I am writing a story in which one character ...
3
votes
1answer
120 views

Making batter one day, baking the next

I have to bake a white chocolate mud cake after work and I am always left with some batter, which I then use to bake cupcakes. As mudcake takes a couple of hours to bake (at least my recipe), by the ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Dishwasher safe bakeware?

The few times I've placed a standard muffin pan (or other bakeware) in the dishwasher I've regretted it. The pans end up with spots of rust remarkably quickly. What kind of materials/finishes are ...
-2
votes
1answer
74 views

Melted biscuits [closed]

When I was young, my mother had us on a non-wheat non-sugar diet for reasons. So she made some sweet biscuits that were sugar-free (had honey or something in them instead of sugar - or something - ...
4
votes
1answer
73 views

What is the proper technique for making an angel food cake?

I made one this weekend for the first time in 2 years, following a recipe. As I was following the instructions, I felt like it was missing something and when I looked at the end product I determined I ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Can sunflower or coconut oil be substituted for vegetable shortening in cake icing?

I was reading this recipe for cake icing and was wondering what would happen if I substituted sunflower oil or coconut oil (which is thicker and may better model the texture of the shortening) for ...
2
votes
2answers
135 views

How to know when to remove lemon squares from oven?

I'm making a lemon bars/squares recipe that I've made a few times before, and I keep having trouble deciding when to take it out of the oven. I don't want to overbake it, but I don't want to underbake ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Using melted butter when making shortbread

I almost always forget to take the butter out to soften, and inevitably end up over microwaving it and then putting it back in the fridge for 5 min. Today it occurred to me: why not mix in the ...
1
vote
2answers
158 views

Why add in the eggs last when making chocolate chip cookies?

In this video about making chocolate chip cookies, eggs are the last ingredient added. This is different from what I've learned so far; what's good about this method?
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Why do my macarons come out looking weird?

Recipe I use: 100g grade AA brown large egg white 50g sugar 200g confectioners sugar 110g almond flour (I grind my almond flour using nutribullet) 5g egg white powder 1/4 teaspoon cream of ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

What happens when you add warm water to yeast?

I understand that the yeast activates, but why does this happen? Is the water simply absorbed into the yeast?
2
votes
1answer
103 views

How to bake a cake in a microwave oven

I wanted to bake a cake and I have a microwave oven. Can someone please let me know if I can bake a cake in it and how?
2
votes
1answer
78 views

Same recipe but sometimes white chocolate cookies come out strange

I always use the same recipe (weight everything including eggs) but occasionally the white chocolate cookies come out funny. When baking in the oven I can see them making bubbles constantly, they ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Can I make my crumble topping in a mixer?

I have a basic crumb topping that I use to top fruit crumbles. It consists of 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1/2 cup margarine. I like to make it in big batches and freeze in individual bags in ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Why are my cinnamon rolls turning into toffee?

I'm following a recipe and following it exactly, and when I finish, instead of being gooey-delicious, the cinnamon-sugar in my cinnamon rolls comes out like 'stick to your teeth' tacky goo. It's ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Waay too much baking soda, can I salvage these tea buscuits somehow?

I baked something from the 2014 Canadian Milk Calendar's April page, cheddar onion tea buscuits, but I didn't have cream of tartar nor baking powder, and in a rush I substituted far too much baking ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Tall cupcakes that have height to them

I would like to bake mini cupcakes but need height on them before I use icing sugar. How do I get this right without the cupcake spilling over the paper and going flat and having no height to it?
2
votes
2answers
225 views

What is on top of this and how do you make it?

Chocolate fondant picture on yelp. As you can see this is a picture of a chocolate fondant. However what is on top of it? I have seen this many times.
3
votes
2answers
172 views

Will news paper covering a cake pan catch fire in the oven?

I need my cakes to bake flat and have been told to cover the cake tin with newspaper secured with sellotape. Wouldn't this catch on fire in the oven?
2
votes
2answers
85 views

Search terms for potatoes inside of a bun

So, while traveling in Japan, I found that a lot of European-style bakeries have a dish that's essentially a baked potato inside of a bun. Like, it's a small potato wrapped in bread dough which is ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Cooking safety and cricket flour

I'm looking into starting to cook with cricket flour as a way to easily consume protein on the go. I'm currently considering various options such a smoothies, muffins and/or granola bars. However, I ...
1
vote
2answers
187 views

Why are my cookies falling apart?

I tried making this recipe: http://kirbiecravings.com/2012/01/nutella-cookie-crisps.html However, since I am not in the USA, I had to convert cups to grams. It ended up being about 300g Nutella, 200g ...
2
votes
2answers
90 views

My parchment paper soaked in oil after finish baking cookies

Is this normal? I noticed that sometimes it can get really wet and I can even see the yellow liquid on my paper. However, sometimes it isn't wet at all and I can re-use my paper 2-3 times. What could ...
1
vote
3answers
183 views

Baking Electric Fan Oven

I have just moved to a kitchen with a electric fan oven and I have always been use to using a gas oven. I have always done a lot of cake baking and have put a sheet of grease proof paper on top of ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

My dough is too brown

According to this recipe, I did exactly what the author wrote. I ended up with a dough that was too wet and brown. I have several questions about to this recipe. When the recipe calls for both white ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Why do some ingredients in baking recipes need to be at room temperature?

I've been starting to bake more cakes and cookies recently, and many recipes say to have some ingredients that are usually stored cold, like milk or eggs, to be added at room temperature. Why is this? ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

What is instant pudding mix used for in baking cookies?

In some recipes instant pudding mix/cornstarch are called. What is the main point of adding these two ingredients in your dough. Thank you
3
votes
1answer
102 views

Baking time for paper vs metal

Have made many fruitcakes in a 7" metal angel food pan, for ease of time and cleaning. I was excited to try the 7" paper tube pans, but what I ended up with was soup on the inside. The paper pan was ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Which rack level of oven is suitable for baking choco lava cakes?

I've always done baking and cooking in microwave ovens but I don't have any idea of the ovens installed under the cooktops.. Today I'm trying it first time..baking choco lava cakes (funfoods bake ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

How to keep graham cracker crust from falling apart

Whenever I make any type of square using a graham cracker crust, it always falls apart upon slicing. No matter what I try, either following the receipe exactly,increasing or decreasing the amount of ...
6
votes
1answer
108 views

Can I add butter to yeast dough which has already risen?

I used yeast,water,milk,egg,sugar and flour in my dough. I forgot to put the butter the recipe called for. My dough has risen already. Can I add the butter after it has risen or can I make something ...
2
votes
2answers
251 views

Why does the “almost no knead bread” recipe use beer? Can it be replaced?

In America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated they have a recipe for an almost no knead bread that has beer as one of it's ingredients. What does the beer add? And can it be replaced by something else ...