Questions tagged [baking]

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

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Can i put yeast into cookie dough to make them thicker looking? [duplicate]

I want to make cookies thicker looking can i add some yeast into cookies dough to make them thicker.
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How to place nuts on top of the cake so that they stay symmetrically?

I am making a Christmas plum cake and I like to decorate the top of the cake with cashew nuts. I place them in a circle, touching each other and touching the wall of the pan. But after baking is done, ...
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How to get intended taste using baking powder instead of acid + baking soda?

A coffee cake recipe calls for using sour cream and baking soda. I understand that acid + baking soda is a leavening agent and you can use them as a substitute for baking powder. But I only have ...
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Placing a cookie sheet under my pyrex baking dish in a convection oven

Can I place a cookie sheet under my Pyrex baking dish to catch drippings from my lasagna if I use a gas convection oven? I wonder if it will bake in the same amount of time.
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

When I put honey in a spoon or measuring cup, the residue stays and it’s hard to get all of it out. How do I make it all come out? Is there a way to measure honey without leaving honey on a spoon?
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Weird-shaped jelly doughnuts

I tried making Sufganiot (a kind of jelly doughnut) this Hanukkah, and ran into a problem. I've let the dough rise, made balls, then let them rise again. However, all balls split along the seam lines (...
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Baguette style bread with seeds

Years ago in Denmark a friend used to bake bread in the French style but containing lots of mixed seeds. Something like a baguette but short and fat with a crusty top. Is there any reason why I ...
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How long to bake matzah, butter and sugar at a lower temperature

I'm making matzah brittle and the recipe call for 5 mins at 450. My brisket is baking at 350. How long should I bake the matzah at 350?
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Plum cake recipe

After all its a Christmas month so I wanted to something different so tried to do plum cake. But that ended up really mess. I got the recipe from blog did some variations to that but the cake ended up ...
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Can I make a sweet hot water crust pastry?

I’ve been making lots of Hand raised pies recently and I’m wondering if it’s possible to do a sweet hot water crust pastry. What I’m wanting to attempt is a Christmassy Hand raised mince pie. My ...
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How do I prevent mini cheesecakes from stick in muffin pan

I am going to be making some cheesecake in a square muffin pan (pictured). I am planning to make crustless cheesecake. Just eggs, cream cheese, and sugar. How do I ensure the mini cheesecake come ...
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Glucose in sweet bread?

I see glucose being used in cake to make them soft and moist. Now I'm wondering if glucose could have the same effect in bread. Can glucose be used in a brioche type bread? Perhaps as part of ...
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Reference for Hydration Levels

I'm trying to find out how to compute the approximate hydration of my dough. I'm not sure what the hydrations are for the following: Butter Margarine Evaporated Milk Buttermilk Heavy cream Any ideas ...
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How to Avoid Soggy Chopped Nuts in Baked Goods

I avoid putting chopped nuts inside quick breads because they tend to result in a soggy texture, not crisp as nuts should be. (I think it's less of a problem in cookies.) I'd like to hear how others ...
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How do I cook frozen fish in microwave? [closed]

I have no baking oven. How can I cook frozen fish in a microwave oven, and how long will it take to be ready?
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Sweet roll dough

My dough was really pourable even after raising ! I added a lot more flour to be able to handle it ! I have made this before , what did I do wrong ?
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Too much butter in pie crust

My pie crust does not look right . I put in one and one half cups of butter instead of one and one half sticks. I’ve already added the liquid. Can it be saved?
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How to bake cake in pressure cooker instead of microwave?

I have tried many time to bake a cake using pressure cooker,but every time it was not baked properly sometime it became very hard and sometime it will not baked overall,i am not getting that how to ...
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How can I make cookies less dry and crumbly?

I have made these cookies once before. I stuck to the recipe and really liked the flavor, but found that they were very dry and crumbly. I would like to make them again with better results. Looking ...
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Using baking strips vs. submerging in a water bath

I've just recently become aware of baking strips, which are strips of fabric submerged in water and wrapped around a baking pan to reduce the heat transfer to the sides of a cake, preventing the sides ...
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Potato chips lose crunch and taste within a week

We make potato chips commercially, but they lose crunch and taste within 7 days. How can one delay or prevent potato chips from losing their crunchiness and taste?
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How long to bake a pre-baked ham?

I was given a 3 oz pre-baked ham. I do not have an internal thermometer. As I have never baked a ham before, can someone please tell me how long I need to bake it? Thank you!
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Ideal Coffee Grind for dough-like recipes

Is there an ideal coffee grind for culinary (i.e. actual food, not beverages) use, particularly in dough? More particularly, when the coffee is the main ingredient (in matters of flavor)? What ...
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How far ahead can I bake puff pastry?

I’m hosting a party at our home in a couple weeks, cocktails and appetizers. I have a recipe I like for little meatballs in puff pastry. I was wondering if I can bake them all ahead of time and keep ...
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Difference between cooking apples and eating apples

What is the difference between cooking apples and eating apples? With so many varieties of apples to choose from, how to choose the apples that are suitable for baking and cooking.
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Storing dry yeast in freezer?

Is it true that storing dry active yeast in the freezer helps to retain its lifting power? How long can it be stored this way?
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How to bring eggs to room temperature fast while baking?

Some recipes call for eggs at room temperature. How can I bring the egg to room temperature quickly? I have seen suggestions to place it in hot water for five minutes, will that affect the texture of ...
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Baking more than 1 cut of meat at same time? [duplicate]

I am cooking 4 stuffed pork loins on the same rack in a 350 degree oven. Cooking time in recipe is 90 min. (Based on 1 meat portion) Does cooking time change for 4 ?
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Why doesn’t my gas oven cook well?

I have a gas oven, and I use an oven thermometer. Even though I cook at the correct temperatures, it takes significantly longer to cook than recipes say, sometimes even double or triple the cooking ...
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What are the basic tricks to prevent the bottom layer of cake from burn when making it without an oven?

I have tried making a cake without an oven, but the bottom layer of the cake burned. How can I prevent my cake from burning at the bottom?
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Puff Pastry wet / gummy on the inside

I've been practicing puff pastry turnovers from scratch (doing the whole chill and turn method with 6 turns) and have had some issues. The first time I did it -- it turned out well. Was able to fill ...
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Can i use vegetable oil instead of butter in cookies?

I have a recipe of cookies in which butter is used. Can I use oil as a replacement for butter? Would it affect the taste of the cookies? If I were to use oil as a butter replacement, what quantity ...
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Can I substitute…whole wheat for all-purpose flour for baked goods?

If we do any kind substitution in between whole wheat and all purpose flour, then what will be the effects on baked goods?
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Parchment vs baking paper

Is parchment paper different from baking paper? If so, how?
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I love palm sugar, when can I bake with it

I am a huge fan of Palm sugar and have taken to substituting a bit of it into some of my baking recipes. However I have been hesitant to involve it too much in certain steps of the baking process like ...
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How much oil do i use in place of butter in a cake?

I have a cake recipe which use butter in cake.But, i want to use oil in place of butter.So, how much quantity of oil is used in replacement of butter.According to recipe 10 tablespoon butter is used ...
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Can we use baking powder instead of activated yeast for making pizza dough?if yes than in which proportion we can use it?

Can we use baking powder instead of activated yeast for making pizza dough wouldn't it effect the recipe?if yes than in which proportion we can use it?
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How do i make frozen pizza crispy and what temperature is required?

I want to know that how i make frozen pizza fresh and crispy.And what temperature of microwave oven is required for this purpose?
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How do i cook pizza dough before adding toppings?

As we know, normally pizza dough is cooked after adding toppings to it. I want to know how I can pre-bake pizza dough, before adding toppings. I find that sometimes pizza dough is not cooked properly ...
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what is a required temperature of water for foaming of yeast??

What is the exact temperature of water for the foaming of yeast while baking because when i use cold it is does not activated similarly on hot water.
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How can i convert all purpose flour to bread flour?

Sometime I want to cook something that requires bread flour, but bread flour is unavailable. I have all purpose flour. How can I convert it to bread flour?
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How do you test a cake or brownie with a toothpick?

When it comes to the toothpick test for checking cake and brownie doneness, where do I poke the toothpick?
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How do I need to alter a recipe if I am using a convection oven? [duplicate]

How do I need to alter a recipe if I am using a convection oven as if a recipe calls to use a regular oven? Do I need to alter the recipe or there would only be the differences of baking time/...
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Does cooking or baking with honey make it toxic?

I've heard that cooking honey or baking with it makes food or baked products toxic.If it is true,then how can we use honey while baking cookies or cakes that does not affect the quality of these?
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How can I keep brownies from sticking to the pan?

Whenever I bake brownies they stick to the pan. Is it because I don't use a non-stick pan, or is this related to the thickness of batter? Maybe there is some other reason.
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Using whole eggs versus egg whites only [duplicate]

I have a recipe that is originally a white cake so uses only egg whites. There is a cake mix involved but other added ingredients such as sour cream and more flour but I’m making a chocolate version ...
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Do pies baked in disposable pans turn out okay?

Do disposable pans affect the quality of pies baked in them? I'm worried that using a disposable pan may adversely affect the end result.
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How can I fix my grainy buttercream?

I have made this recipe for buttercream: https://addapinch.com/perfect-chocolate-buttercream-frosting-recipe/ It includes powdered sugar, cocoa, butter and vanilla. I made it according to ...
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Getting some rum into a commerical fruitcake

I have purchased an inexpensive (Costco) 1.6kg (3.5lb) fruitcake. Some folks have recommended adding rum to the fruitcake to moisten it up a bit and give it more flavor. Some process involving ...
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How to convert cooking times

So a reacipe for mochi balls says to have the shiratamako mixture in the microwave for 1 minute, but i don’t have a microwave, i have a toaster oven. So basically ; 1 minute microwave=__minute(s) in ...