Archive for Baking Tips

Planning Health-conscious Birthday Parties

Planning Health-conscious Birthday Parties

We can assume that “healthy” is not the best word to describe party food.  It is difficult to plan a child’s birthday party without all the yummy treats that we look forward to at a birthday-bash, however, recipes and treats can be altered to reduce the total consumption of…

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Tips on Searching for New Recipes

Tips on Searching for New Recipes

Last month we ran a facebook competition, and asked people where they receive most of their baking inspirations and sources of recipes. The consensus was Google, food blogs, good ol’ recipe books, friends, family recipes and social media posts. We compiled a few tips and points…

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Baking with Chocolate

Baking with Chocolate

Baking with Chocolate Slabs Baked goodies usually call for dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate. While milk chocolate is yummy and smooth to eat, the ‘chocolateyness’ of dark chocolate gives bakes a darker colour and enriches mousses, cakes and tarts in a way that milk chocolate does…

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5 Biscuit Baking Basics

5 Biscuit Baking Basics

This is where we list a few simple but important biscuit making essentials: 1.       Use good quality ingredients It is so important to make your cookies with good quality ingredients. Cookies really taste like their ingredients; use real vanilla extract, fresh flour, fresh baking powder,…

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Cupcakes: Avoiding Cake-Fails

Cupcakes: Avoiding Cake-Fails

What are you doing wrong, without even knowing it? Here are a few questions to ask yourself, and some basic tips to aid in succeeding at home-made cupcakes. Do you make crazy substitutions? Cupcakes can be as creative and imaginative as you are; but altering the basic cupcake…

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