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Questions tagged [baking]

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

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Characteristics of lupin and soy flours

I have to prepare something that will be eaten for breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon, using mainly lupin flour and (full fat) soy flour and without using eggs or milk/butter. Since I'm not a ...
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Underside of dough in proofing basket pulls apart

When I form a loaf out of dough and put it upside-down into a proofing basket, the bottom of the loaf sometimes begins to pull apart from itself, as if the dough isn't sticking to itself as much as it ...
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Halloween Special: Glow in the dark food

Halloween is just around the corner! Prepare to panic bake as many spooky sweets and tricky treats as you possibly can over the weekend! I'm planning to bake a lemon tart, mainly because the filling ...
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Why does my bread ferment in the middle?

I had been making bread reliably for a few years until we moved (from Sweden to Austria) six months ago. Suddenly, any loaf I make rots within a few days in the bread bin. Specifically, it goes soft ...
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Can I save an undercooked loaf of pumpernickel?

I made this pumpernickel recipe from YouTube (recipe below) and I think I underbaked it: it has a little of that unpleasant chalky taste of raw flour. Can I rescue this loaf or do I need to start ...
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Stodgy crumpet-like crumb in overnight white

Over the weekend I made an overnight white loaf, methodology was something along the lines of the following: Activate yeast in water, mix with the bread until well incorporated. Leave for 30 minutes. ...
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bread dough rising without airing cupboard

I did live in a house with an airing cupboard which did work. However, I have a breadmaker and make the dough ready to shape into pitta bread pieces but how do I make it rise as I don’t have an ...
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Olive oil instead of peanut oil to air fry potato?

I’m allergic to peanut oil, can I use olive oil for baking potatoes in a power air fryer oven elite
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Baking beetroot in coffee crust

I've just read a blog post from Amass restaurant. I got very curious about roasting beetroot in coffee grounds as they said in the article. Looking a bit further, I've found also found an article by ...
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salamande(?): name of bread

Last weekend, I had a delicious bread, whose name was Sal-ra-man-d. Since English is not my native language, its name was written in non-english. It sounds like french. But I don't know its exact name....
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Choux pastry, general questions with gluten free flour

I have a few questions regarding choux (cream puff pastry) and gluten free flour. After trying a few different recipes with a huge range of butter/ flour ratios, I settled with this one https://www....
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Granola from oat groats

I would like to make granola using a completely whole grain- the oat groat. How can I make granola from oat groats? Should I half-cook them and then put them in the oven?
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Why does the grated coconut “float” to the top of quindim while baking?

Quindim is a typical Brazilian dessert made from sugar, egg yolks, butter and grated coconut. All those ingredients are mixed (yolks and sugar first, then the butter, then the grated coconut, in my ...
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Injeolmi - Korean Sweet Rice Cakes

I have never made injeolmi before but am keen to try - I have a few questions though before I try: steaming vs microwaving the rice dough? I imagine it gets uber sticky in the steamer, a recipe ...
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Creating some flakiness inside a Belgian Liege waffle

I have a pretty good basic recipe for Belgian Liege waffles. Its as follows: 1 egg, 40g butter, 5g salt, 20g sugar, 250g flour, 6g dry yeast, 90ml milk, once the ingredients are combined and the dough ...
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Multi-step Programmable Comercial Convection Oven

I have some Turbofan convection ovens which I use for baking. They have a program mode but it only supports one time and temperature setting. What I really need is to be able to create a program with ...
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Chalky smell in bread dough?

The last batch of challah (bread) that we made had a very chalky undertone and aftertaste. This time, the dough has a faint smell of the chalk (we didn't bake it yet). The flour has no odor and was ...
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My homemade sourdough bread tastes bitter after letting it stay for one day

I do sourdough bread at home, and through the process, I've tasted lots of not-yet-baked breads. Also, tasted someone else's sourdough bread, which was quite good. Now, I'm in the stage where I can ...
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Yo-yo/custard cookies cracking

Any advice on why my yoyo biscuits keep cracking on the surface like this would be much appreciated. So far I've tried changing the flour (different protein level and using both self raising and plain)...
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Cooking with Hemp Protein Powder

I was considering making baking goods with protein powder and was considering Hemp Protein Powder. I see most of the recipes often use Hemp Hearts but didn't find much with the protein powder form. ...
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Anybody know where I can get some Stanley spatulas?

Back when Stanley had home parties, the demonstrator would hand these out as a hostess prize or thank you. It’s my absolute favorite spatula and I cannot seem to find one anywhere! It’s a soft, ...
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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 rise I'm having problems with this 'cheat' recipe here: https://www....
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What is the upper limit of cake pan size before I definitely need a tube cake pan of angel food cake?

I am actually making a giant cupcake and I have a paper mold that is about 6.5 inches and 7 inches high. I am completely familiar with the mechanics of how angel food cakes and chiffons work, I just ...
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Uniform white chocolate panna cotta

Everytime I try to make white chocolate panna cotta, the chocolate rises to the top while setting. Once completely set, I end up with a layered panna cotta with the white chocolate top and the cream ...
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No Demerara sugar

I have just made an apple pie with a crumble topping for friends coming to lunch. The recipe specified Demerara sugar but I had run out so used dark soft brown instead. I think soft has more ...
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How to make rolls airier and crustier?

I'm working on a bread roll recipe that's 66% water (it's wet, but I'm still able to shape into rolls), 4% powdered skim milk, 1.8% ADY, 1.6% salt, 10% sugar, and 8% shortening. I divide the rolls ...
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In bakeries, what are the factors that make breads become hard?

If breads are reheated in a bakery, will this cause the bread to become hard?
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shortbread brownie ingredient mistake

I accidentally added two eggs to a Ghiradelli premix shortbread cookie mix. (No eggs needed, just add melted butter.) This was supposed to be a base for shortbread brownies. What can I do??
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Reducing flour coating on flatbreads

Bit of a problem with flatbreads: the flour on them is excessive. I tried cornstarch and oats instead. I have 3 different brushes for getting the flour off them. For those wondering: it's sourdough ...
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What causes a bread dough to become dense?

I have a stand mixer, but it’s in a box in the garage; I haven’t rescued it since we moved. I consequently use the “mix” cycle on my bread machine to mix and knead the dough. The mix cycle runs 15 ...
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Is a chipped Bundt pan safe to use?

I’m considering using a chipped, old Nordic Ware Bundt pan - like so: The best clue I can get on the material is that the current model of this pan is made using aluminium with a nonstick coating. ...
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How can I make the dough for an ice cream sandwich easier to work with?

I recently tried to make the "cookie" portion of an ice cream sandwich using this recipe The proportions of ingredients made a rather hard cookie, which by some accounts is good, but broke apart very ...
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White vinegar for pavlova

My recipe calls for white vinegar but I only have white wine vinegar. Can I substitute this when making a pavlova?
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What happens if I added double the pumpkin puree in my pumpkin pie filling?

I'm a little panicked. I could obviously just wait and see but if someone sees this and can ease my mind... I used the big 29 oz cans of Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin instead of the 15 oz cans by mistake....
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Baking pretzels in a muffin tin?

I'd like to make something like pretzel buns/bites in a muffin tin. Could I just take a normal pretzel recipe, skip the rolling step, put the dough balls in the baking soda bath as usual, and then ...
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Can selfriseing flour be used in placeof bisquet mix?

I want to make sesame sticks the recipe calls for 2 cups of bisque mix can I use self riseing flour in place of the bisque mix?
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Substituting maseca (corn flour) for ap flour in waffle cones

I want to make a maseca based waffle cone but I am not sure what to use as the binding agent in substitute of flour. My first assumption was to mix in a .7% ratio of vital wheat gluten. Any ...
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Fresh Lemon zest

i baked a cake using fresh lemon zest. When the cake was done the cake had black speckles on the top and the bottom of the cake. Do anyone know why? Or how to prevent that from happening
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Using the same baking paper as always, suddenly my bread sticks, what's happening?

I regularly bake bread (1+ times a week). I usually reuse a sheet of baking paper a few times, and for the last 20+ times it has been from the same roll. Now suddenly the last two breads I made are ...
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Why did my ceramic coated loaf pan turn brown?

I used ceramic a coated loaf pan and the inside color which was white, changed to brown, as if it has burnt, is that normal?
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Dog biscuits - curl after baking

I make dog biscuits. After rolling and docking the dough and baking, the biscuits will often "curl" as they cool and air dry for 24-36 hours. It happens about 50% of the time. What am I doing that ...
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want to know baking time for creme brulee at 225 degrees in the oven

im making creme brulee. it says to keep it in oven at 325 degrees for 45minutes but my over is maximum till 225 degrees. kindly advice and for how much longer should i let it stay in oven at 225 ...
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Butter vs oil in Banana bread and Zucchini bread

I've looked up a number of recipes for banana bread and zucchini bread, which I think of as pretty similar foods in terms of texture, moistness, etc. As I expected, the recipes I find online all tend ...
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Substituting Lard for Soy Shortening

how do I convert my cake recipes from shortening to lard-I live at 6000 ft altitude. The lard is hydrogenated and has more water so it needs adjustment. I'm at altitude and that requires adjustments ...
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Parchment substitute

What can be used instead of parchment to line mini cheesecake pan(with removable bottoms, as parchment bends while baking unlike using parchment to line larger cheesecakes?
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Cracked Cookies

I've been having problems when I bake cookies. I place them in a metal mould and it always ends up having cracks during and after baking them. The cracks does not look nice and the cookies does not ...
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Butter Cookies that never rise

Why is it every time I bake butter cookies they never seem to rise that well? Even when following recipes from credited sources, they never seem to plump well.
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What is an appropriate water to yeast ratio for hydrating yeast for bagels?

I've been doing a lot of bagel making lately... my bagels are "on point", except they aren't rising as much as you would see in a typical bagel shop... in fact, I've noticed they kind of "deflate" a ...
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Baker’s ratio for crackers

Is there a baker’s ratio for crackers? I can find one for just about every dough recipe under the sun, except one for crackers! I suppose I could just research a bunch of recipes and come up with my ...
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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 ...