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

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When to use glass vs. metal vs. stoneware baking dish?

I've recently started to do more baking. I have metal baking sheets, metal bakeware, glass bakeware and I also know that there is stoneware baking dish, like this casserole. How do I decide which to ...
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Challah braids melding together

I am trying to make Challah using this recipe, and the bread tastes good, but the braids are melding together like this: What is going on here? I am kneading using the slap-and-fold technique ...
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can one use a toaster oven to bake cakes and cupcakes?

I am an amateur chef that has passion in cooking.m looking for a small affordable oven to use for my baking but I am not sure which one to go for. i.e a toaster oven,a microwave oven or a mini oven. ...
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Can i bake cake in sharp r72a1 microwave oven with grill [closed]

Hw to bake cake in microwave oven with grill. Hw to convert microwave into oven
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Enlarging from a home bakery to a commercial bakery

I am presently a dessert baker in my licensed home kitchen and am moving to a retail storefront location with a commercial dessert bakery. My proprietary recipes for cheesecakes, layer cakes, brownies,...
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How much gluten flour do I need to add?

Ill spare everyone the boring details and just say that im trying to mimick a pizza at home. I know that the original pizza uses a flour with 15% protein but I can't find that flour available. Instead,...
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How to butter and flour the chimney of a bundt form

I recently baked a rather sticky cake which called for a bundt pan. When I use a standard cake pan, I first put on the fat (either pouring oil and swishing it, or smearing butter with my fingertips) ...
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Low sodium French Bread or Baguette

Is it possible to make low sodium French Bread or Baguettes? My husband is on a low sodium diet and will only eat French Bread. I know there is a relationship between yeast and salt.
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how can I remove salty taste from my cake? [on hold]

I was baking cake.But its taste was salty and It was not good.What is the reason behind it?please help me.
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How much baking powder or baking soda should I use for one cup of gluten free flour? [closed]

How much baking powder or baking soda should I use for a recipe that calls for one cup of gluten free flour ?
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Impossible to manage sticky dough

Even after finding many people with my same problem and some nice answers, nothing really works. I have watched many youtube tutorials on how to handle and shape sticky dough but believe me, I have ...
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Can I substitute buttermilk by curdling coconut milk with acid?

I love to bake but can't justify buying buttermilk for the odd time a recipe calls for it. Instead, I add vinegar to milk to replicate the buttermilk.(it works perfectly). At the same time, I LOVE ...
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Can panettone paper molds be used for other things?

Can the paper forms used to make panettone be used to bake cake batter? Any cake, a basic dough, sponge cake, chiffon, genoise, etc.
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Can I replace eggs, oil and water with apple sauce or just eggs?

So I am wanting to make chocolate zucchini bread and I plan on buying muffin mix from the store. I generally use apple sauce to replace eggs but I know the muffin mix also asks for water and oil. Do I ...
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Baking (pizza) stone and effects on puff pastry

My pizza stone basically "lives" in my oven and I will be baking on it tomorrow. Also on tomorrow's kitchen agenda: small palmiers, sugared slices of puff pastry. As the stone will be hot already, I'...
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Potato starch as a pie thickener? [duplicate]

Can I use potato starch as a thickener for pie filling? From what I see it's not supposed to boil, but I cannot avoid this with pies. (I've tried it with a fruit pie and it doesn't seem to thick it ...
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My oven cooks unevenly

My oven is a Westinghouse. The serial numbers are as follows:- POL660S*02 230-240 V a.c. SERIAL: 52610542 APP NO: S/91 The problem is that it cooks unevenly and burns the base of everything no matter ...
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Troubleshooting Oven BBQ Cooking Times

I'm having a hard time letting go of using cooking time & internal temperature as metrics when it comes to cooking BBQ, especially when using the oven. For example, I'm currently baking baby-back ...
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How do I cook a cottage pie from chilled?

I made a cottage pie yesterday afternoon but did not cook it. I cooked the mince and veg and the mash, put it in the dish but did not put it in the oven. I then allowed it to cool and then placed it ...
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Question about chiffon cake

My wife has been working on making a chiffon cake. The picture below is attempt number 10. She has varied the temperature of the oven, used a metal tray or no metal tray in the oven, and other ...
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Will blending corn meal make baking corn dog batter more user friendly?

I made a baking corn dog batter (cornmeal muffins with hot dogs spaced out in a glass baking pan) a long time ago, and it turned out well, with one minor glitch. The glitch was that the batter easily ...
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Prefermenting the whole sourdough rye bread

Why is it recommended to preferment only a portion of the dough required to make a sourdough rye bread? What can go wrong if I preferment the whole batch? My current knowledge is that it should only ...
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Is it OK to freeze chocolate?

is it ok to freeze chocolate and for how long? I received 50 lbs of chocolate chips from my sister. I want to freeze some but not sure how long they will last.
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What kind of nonstick coating is this?

I recently bought a Good Cook brand sheet cake pan, not realizing that it was nonstick. I'm was wondering what kind of nonstick coating it had, since the only coatings I know of are ceramic and teflon,...
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Best practices for baking experiment 'design'?

Is there a generally accepted best way to experiment with recipes? When starting with a recipe that is not 'quite right', if you wanted to tweak the quantities of various ingredients (and taste the ...
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Stop pizza toppings sliding off sauce [duplicate]

I only find this with my home-cooked pizzas (making the dough from scratch), and not with purchased pizzas e.g Dominos. Whenever I add cheese and toppings, on top of my pizza sauce, they are very ...
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What happened to my cornbread? Please help [closed]

please help me. My cornbread sunk in the middle.what did I do wrong?
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Is it possible to bake bread or the like using a stovetop tagine?

I have a Moroccan style tagine, and I usually use it on the stovetop. The recipes or guidelines I have found for baking bread in a tagine usually depend on using it in an oven - something that is ...
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Under-watered bread dough: specific effect?

I would like to ask what would be the difference between a bread dough that had a sufficient water component, vs a bread dough that wasn't sufficiently moisturized, in terms of the end result baked ...
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Lemon bread issue

using my standing mixer, I creamed the butter and sugar, added the eggs, one by one. Then added some lemon juice, the batter became grainy. I wonder if my lemon bread will be successful ? ( I went ...
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Foil Wrapping BBQ Ribs in Convection?

Can you wrap spare ribs in foil and convection bake or should it be conventional baking when wrapped in foil?
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Chemistry of different brands of baking powder

The Clabber Girl FAQs say: Rumford Baking Powder's reaction is approximately 70% with moisture (or in the bowl) and the rest when heat is applied. Clabber Girl's reaction is approximately 40% with ...
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Bake frozen pizza without a tray - will it melt and drip?

How can frozen pizza be baked in an oven without a tray, without running the risk of melting like in the picture below (found on teh internets)? Or does that just not happen?
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How to increase oven spring? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if making a moister/wetter dough will promote oven spring? Since the presence of steam helps oven spring, I wonder if adding water will aid this. However I also know that too much ...
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How do I remove a sheet cake from a pan?

I am trying to create a double layer 12 X 17 inch sheet cake. How do I get the cake layers out of the pan and placed one on top of the other in whole pieces without crumbling? I am using parchment ...
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Baking on a rocket stove

I'm wondering if it is possible to bake on a SilverFire rocket stove, ie. by attaching a metal box to the top, or any other way? I have researched it- Google search, YouTube etc, but can't find any ...
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What's the intrinsic advantage of using a dutch oven? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing a no-knead, straight-to-the-oven technique for bread making. The style of my bread is a plain boule, formed and proofed over an oven tray, sprinkled with a bit of water, and ...
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What's are the benefits of different sourdough starter consistencies?

Is there any real differences between keeping a sourdough starter at a thick dough like consistency compared to a more watery consistency? Aside from the general thoughts of thicker being easier to ...
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Tasty's Cookie Cream Puffs

I saw some expert advice for someone's problems with Choux pastry posted here: Choux pastry (Chocolate eclairs) doesn't cook properly I'm having problems with this 'cheat' recipe here: https://...
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How can I bake these cheese and pimento rolls so they're not gummy inside?

I'm using a recipe for rough puff/quick puff pastry as the dough. The filling is cheddar cheese and pimentos. After baking at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes, they are a little over done on the ...
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Should shortbread cookies be lightly browned?

I'm trying to make shortbread cookies the proper way. Should they be cooked through, but without any browning? Or, should they be lightly browned?
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How to keep savory biscotti crunchy?

I've made several batches of this recipe for savory biscotti. They are a pleasant crunchy texture after baking and cooling. The next day, after being stored in an airtight container, they are no ...
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What can I change about this bread recipe to lower its glycemic index?

I'm starting with a recipe from Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads that uses an overnight autolyse of a soaker (whole wheat flour, your choice of other grains, salt, and water) and a refrigerated ...
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How can I make delicious pastries in advance of serving day [closed]

I would like to make some amazing breakfast treats to serve at an event we are hosting but I am part of the event and will be very busy the whole week before. Does anyone have any ideas for pastries ...
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Why are eggs not stored in the fridge better in baking?

I have always wondered why baking with refrigerated eggs VS room temperature eggs comes out much better. Can anyone explain why please?
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Bread crusty outside and super soft inside

I want a crusty bread from outside and super soft almost like a croissant inside. What flour should I use?
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Butter melted then soften

If butter is melted then refrigerated to soften consistency will it have the proper results if recipe calls for soften butter?
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How to form cookie dough into rolls?

I see Pillsbury pre-made dough rolled in tubes. This makes it easier to open it at one end and chop off slices as needed. In my case, I force freshly made cookie dough into containers and just slice ...
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Yogurt-based sourdough smells like alcohol

I'm following this yogurt-based sourdough recipe, and (right now) at the 18-hour mark, it (the dough) smells like alcohol. Is this a bad sign, that it should not be consumed? And, moreover, is this ...
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Bakers percentage for cookies

I am aware of the bakers percentage used in bread, and I have used it successfully. I am baking cookies at home as a hobby. I have collected few recipes from blogs, and they work great. As I am now ...