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

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How do I substitute almond flour for all purpose flour?

I am trying to make a few cookie recipes and want to reduce their carb content and make it suitable for a low carb consuming person. Most of the cookie recipes call for all purpose flour. In one of ...
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Whipped Cream Separates While Piping

When I pipe my cake for decorating, some have a complex design so I take at least an hour. But after a while, the whipped cream started separating in the bag. Is this because of the warmth of my hands?...
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How to use this eureka eeot-0.6L oven toaster for baking? [closed]

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Bob's Red Mill Egg replacer in bread?

Has anyone succeeded in using Bob's Red Mill in brioche? I am looking to make babka with it. Additionally, how much of it do you use when it calls for large eggs?
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Pea protein in a yeast dough. No rise in oven?

Spent whole week making no rise no kneed pizza dough (1.5Tbsp yeast + 1.5 cup water + 4 cups flour etc). Gets pretty puffy in the oven. Today tried adding pea protein (70g, but with less flour to ...
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Sourdough bread uncooked from inside

My sourdough starter is 9 days old. Today it doubled in around 6 hours. Following this recipe, I performed following steps: I mixed 400g AP Flour, 160g starter, 230g water and 10g salt. Kneading: I ...
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Proper macaron shape and feet but no base. When you flip to pipe fillings. o base but hollow in shape of the outer sphere

So i baked my macaron, it has a perfect outer shape from the top, perfect feet but absolutely no base. When you pick up the shell flip it pipe the filling there is no shiny base but just a hollow of ...
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Making bourbon glazed mixed nuts in oven [closed]

I made sweet glazed nuts and cooked them the time suggested then stirred several times but as they have sat they are very sticky...is there a process I can do to fix this? Like additional cooking or ...
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Why did the apple skins turn blue/purple-ish in my apple pancakes the next day?

Yesterday for dinner I made apple pancakes. I cut the apple into small pieces (with the skin on) and just put it into my pancakes batter. The skin was dark red. After cooking it, everything was ...
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Figuring out gas oven temperature numbered 1 through 7

New apartment, old oven and a lot to bake with precise temperatures. Thermostat is numbered 1 through 7 and no idea what temperatures they represent, couldn't find any identifying company logo or ...
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Need chewiness and density added to blondies no carbs

I want chewy and dense blondies. The recipe I'm currently using is: 2 cups almond flour 1 cup xylitol sweetener 2 eggs ½ cup butter vanilla extract I've tried adding ground flaxseed, corn syrup and ...
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Do modern ovens bake the same as the old ones? Is the new oven the reason popovers don't rise?

My popovers always popped over perfectly tall and golden using an old recipe handed down from the 40's, which called for baking at 400 °F and using old-fashioned glass custard cups. Now with my new ...
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Does the towel touching the day 1 starter and absorbing the liquid matter?

On day 1, I’ve noticed the towel is wet. Does the towel absorbing anything from the starter ruin the starter and prevent it from reaching its desired outcome?
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Butter in baking

Butter has a ridiculously low smoke point (120 to 150 °C). Cooking in burnt oil is not cool. However, it seems difficult to find baked dishes targeted at below 150°C.. Is butter acceptable in the oven?...
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Are lebkuchenherzen made from the same mixture as Lebkuchen?

I'd like to know how lebkuchenherzen are made. Round iced Lebkuchen can have a soft cakey texture which I would imagine wouldn't be strong enough to hold the shape of a large lebkuchenherzen. Are ...
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Why are these bagels sticking?

I made this bagel recipe, and here is the result: As you can see, the tops are beautiful, but the bottoms have stuck to the wire rack they were baked on, and have torn upon removal. The recipe does ...
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Why did this cake fail?

I made this cake in a borrowed bundt pan (i.e., I'm not used to baking in it), which I greased with cooking spray. This was the result: Not only did large sections stick to the pan and tear out upon ...
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Can large pizzas be made in a convection oven?

Can large pizzas be made in a convection oven? I have a large pan, but it is bigger than the rack. If I make pizzas on that pan, will the pizza bake evenly?
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My brownies are flat

I have followed the following recipe for my brownies: Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower oil 3/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp baking soda ...
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How does water behave in Dutch oven baking?

Recently I made a research about how steam works in baking. I found four main functions: Steam condenses and keeps the dough surface cool, preventing the crust to form too soon, what could hinder the ...
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Malt barley powder: pancake killer?

I got some barley malt powder at H Mart https://hmart.co.uk/shop/en/pan-frying-powder/4496-tureban-dry-malt-barley-powder-400g-8804129001021.html and tried using it in pancakes. The pancakes stay ...
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Converting Yeast Recipe to Natural Levain [duplicate]

Like many people, I've been doing a good bit of sourdough baking during the quarantine and, like many people, I am in a state of near-constant panic that I have to use up the starter that is ...
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How to coat gummies with beeswax/carnauba wax and coconut oil/palm oil?

I tried coating my gummies with beeswax but it was a failure. First, I melted beeswax and tried to pour it in a spray bottle but it hardened so fast. Also, I tried coating them by just putting them in ...
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How can I tell whether my baking recipe has enough acid to activate the baking soda?

I've been trying to modify my grandmother's oatmeal cookie recipe to use less brown sugar, but all of my batches are coming out with a slightly 'metallic' taste. I've attributed this to the baking ...
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forgot the shortening (1/2 cup) in banana cake. How can this be served, or rescued?

We forgot the 1/2 cup shortening in banana cake mix. Can this error be fixed out of the oven? It seems to be a wee bit heavy, as in unleavened.
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What's the difference between brioche feuilletee and croissant dough?

There are two similar laminated doughs, but recipes make them slightly different, but overall what are the main differences between brioche feuilletee and croissant dough?
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Using proofed (?) yeast in a recipe (confused about amounts)

I'm following a recipe that begins with "process 3.25 cups flour and 1/8 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast in food processor until combined, then slowly add 1.25 cup ice water" On the instant ...
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Replacing whole egg beating process by separated egg white and yolk beating in a recipe which calls for the former?

Can I replace whole egg beating process by separated egg white and yolk beating in a recipe which calls for the former? Can I replace the maida(all purpose flour ) with cake flour? Recipe is given ...
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Why does my Heavy whipping cream pound cake have an aftertaste between flour and metallic?

All of my dry and wet ingredients were perfectly measured and at room temperature. I did not use baking powder as the recipe did not require it. I substituted vanilla extract (McCormick) for ...
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How to convert a bread recipe to Tangzhong Method? [closed]

I would like to know how can I covert my bread/pastry recipe and apply the Tangzhong method.
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How Much Milk Should I add if I Already Have Butter and Sugar in my Recipe?

I am trying to create a sourdough sandwich bread loaf recipe using baker's percentages and I want to replace some of the water for milk. However, I have no idea if it will be too soft or not at the ...
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Why boiling water, then cold water for this shaobing recipe?

I'm trying to make this Chinese pastry called Shaobing. Some recipes I've found call for first adding boiling water then adding cold water. There's no yeast, just some salt and flour. FYI, these ...
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How can I stop cream puffs from sticking to the parchment paper while baking?

Some of my cream puffs keeps sticking in the parchment paper, and will end up with the bottom part attached to the parchment.
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Does bread flour (vs AP flour) make a big difference in the density of the dough?

I've been trying to bake a no-knead bread (like everyone else), and I've gone with Binging with Babish's recipe. In his video, after leaving the dough to rise overnight (or so), and then working it a ...
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How to make profiteroles without a visible hole?

I get the choux pastry and how you put filling in it, but there's always a hole left and the filling shows. Does anyone know of a sure-fire way to make a profiterole that looks completely intact from ...
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Can ghee replace butter in lemon curd?

My mother-in-law believes she is allergic to milk solids, but that ghee has the solids removed. She loves lemon meringue pie. The lemon curd in the pie calls for butter. Can I substitute ghee ...
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Why not make sourdough bread from young starter?

I made my own starter 3-4 days ago, and it has been growing well; I have fed it twice so far. As far as I know, it is recommended that you feed starter for about 7-0 days before you use it to make ...
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Converting kneading recipe to no knead recipe

I'm a beginning baker planning to make ensaymada, which has a sweet buttery dough. The recipe I found requires kneading. Do I have to make some adjustments to the recipe, or can I just make the dough, ...
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Baking with a drip pan

I want to bake cookies and croissant but I don't have baking trays. Can I use the drip pan that is removable and metal? It's shiny coated black metal ( not sure which type).
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Why did this bread not expand properly? [duplicate]

I made a loaf of bread and scored the top with a razor to regulate its expansion as it baked. However, it had its own ideas and pretty much ignored mine, as below: Why? And how can I produce a more ...
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What is the best combination of gluten free flours to bake light and fluffy muffins?

I am on a diet that also excludes corn and egg whites
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Can I substitute vanilla powder for cocao in a quinoa cake recipe

ingedients: 2 cups quinoa 1/3/cup milk 4 lg eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2/cup granulated sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocao pwdr 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2/tsp salt
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How much carrot is too much when baking carrot cake?

I am experimenting with increasing the amount of carrot in carrot cake. The original recipe uses 3 cups of carrots to 2 cups of flour; how much more carrot can I add in addition to the 3 cups without ...
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White spots on the dough while it was rising

Yesterday I was trying to make Croissant. I started by making the dough that contained yeast as the rising agent, and after mixing all of the ingredients I left it to rise at room temperature. After 2 ...
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Baking bread without yeast

Can I make bread without yeast? Thanks!
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Additional flour threshold: when and how to perform?

For whatever reason (in my case, usually rookie mistakes), sometimes dough - after no additional flour - is worked/kneaded to a point where it does not reach a supple state/texture and instead is more ...
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Old bread-slicing tool

Here is an image of an apparently old (and for me, unknown) bread-slicing device from Richard Bertinet’s book “CRUMB” (2019, ISBN: 9780857835543, pg. 105): What is this particular tool referred to as?
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How to replace sugar with dry fruit in a cake recipe?

How do I replace all the sugar in a cake recipe with dry fruit e.g. dates? should I rehydrate dry fruit and make it into a paste? how much liquid should I add to the dry fruit to make that paste? what ...
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How to make authentic black Russian bread? [duplicate]

I'm trying to re-create the authentic black Russian bread that was first mass produced during soviet times. Nowadays you can find it in any Russian market and many international supermarkets in the US....
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Trouble making a crunchy dog treat [closed]

I am very new to recipe development and I am trying to replicate a dog treat. The store bought treat is hard and crunchy. Using just the ingredient list, when I try to bake the same thing, it comes ...

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