Flour

Flour Flour is used to create structure and body for baked goods and a non-stick surface for kneading dough or coating cake and bread pans. Flour is key in baking, providing structure for many baked goods, from pancakes to pie crusts. Most flour contains gluten, a wheat protein that helps create structure in baked goods.…

Eggs

Eggs – The Complete Guide! Eggs are a common baking ingredient in recipes for everything from crepes to cakes. Eggs help provide structure, moisture and leavening power as well. Eggs help create airy, fluffy cakes, like angel food cake. They can contribute a rich color, such as in brioche breads. Eggs are available in different…

Bread Yeasts and Bread Starters

All About Bread Yeasts and Bread Starters Baking is an art as well as a science. One of the interesting and unique aspects of baking bread is that it requires a live and active leavener; yeast. Professional bakers often use yeast in mixtures known as bread starters in order to create a consistent, reliable taste…

Sugar

Sugar – Everything You’ve Ever Needed to Know! Although it is known for its sweetening function in food and drinks, sugar also contributes texture and moisture to baked goods. Many of us may automatically think of white granulated table sugar when we think of sugar as an ingredient, but there are a few different types…