Baking Science

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With 25+ years experience as a baker and pastry chef you can be sure that my recipes are well-tested. Get lots of "how to" and "why" information and great tips for recipe success. This board has pins with the posts from my blog which get into the science of baking.

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Learn about the science of eggs in baking.Improve your recipes by changing the number of eggs, yolks and whites.

The Function of Eggs in Baking

Learn about the science of eggs in baking.Improve your recipes by changing the number of eggs, yolks and whites.

The “Baker's Formula” or “Baker's Percentage” is used to make sure the ingredients that build the structure of a cake and tenderize a cake are in balance. #poundcake #recipe #bakefromscratch #cake #how to #baking science

How to create the best Cake Recipes

Learn how to create a great cake recipe using the "Baker's Formula". Learn how to make a cake that is moist, tender and stable with baking science.

A hint of barley malt syrup and a bit of stone ground rye flour give these Malt & Rye Pretzel Rolls a slightly sweet and complex flavor. The flavor really stands up to the extra "pretzel-y" crust. What's the secret to that great crust? #baking soda #rye #barley malt syrup #homemade #scratch #best #moist #how to #recipe

Malt & Rye Pretzel Rolls

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3 reviews
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35 minutes
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A hint of barley malt syrup and a bit of stone ground rye flour give these Malt & Rye Pretzel Rolls a slightly sweet and complex flavor. The flavor really stands up to the extra "pretzel-y" crust. What's the secret to that great crust? #baking soda #rye #barley malt syrup #homemade #scratch #best #moist #how to #recipe

Eggs help create the structure of a cake. Learn how to use the yolks and whites for the best cake texture. #howto #cakebatter #bakingscience #why

Cake Batter - Eggs

Eggs help form the structure of a cake. When mixing cake batter eggs can be added in many different ways to change the flavor and texture of the cake.

How you mix a cake batter can make a big difference. Learn about the reverse creaming technique and why you might change the way you've been mixing your cake batter. #creaming #reversecreaming #twostage

Cake Batter Mixing Methods - Reverse Creaming

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24 reviews
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65 minutes
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The original Pound Cake Recipe made with equal parts flour, eggs, butter and sugar. It's not my favorite pound cake recipe, but it is the original.

Sugar is sweet but it's also a great cake tenderizer. Learn how to get the perfect texture for your cakes.

The Function of Sugar in Cake Batter

Sugar is sweet but it's also a great cake tenderizer. Learn how to get the perfect texture for your cakes.

Learn How salt & leaveners can dramatically change the outcome of your cake. Free series of baking classes all about cake batter.

Cake Batter Salt & Leaveners

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11 reviews
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75 minutes
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Learn How salt & leaveners can dramatically change the outcome of your cake. Free series of baking classes all about cake batter.

Butter is a great cake tenderizer. Learn how to change the amount and type of fat to get your best cake texture.

The Function Butter & Other Fats in Cake Batter

Butter is a great cake tenderizer. Learn how to change the amount and type of fat to get your best cake texture.

Eggs help create the structure of a cake. Learn how to use the yolks and whites for the best cake texture.

Cake Batter - Eggs

Eggs help create the structure of a cake. Learn how to use the yolks and whites for the best cake texture.

Cake flour, all purpose flour and bread flour are not interchangeable. Find out when to use which flour. Learn what gluten is and how to use gluten free flour.

What Flour Does In Cake Batter

Cake flour, all purpose flour and bread flour are not interchangeable. Find out when to use which flour. Learn what gluten is and how to use gluten free flour.

Free 7 part class all about the science of cake batter. Learn how to fix your cakes and go beyond the recipe.

Cake Batter Mixing Methods - Reverse Creaming

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24 reviews
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65 minutes
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Free 7 part class all about the science of cake batter. Learn how to fix your cakes and go beyond the recipe.

What are egg yolks and whites made of? Why do egg white whip up stiff but yolks don't? Learn all about this essential baking ingredient.

The Function of Eggs in Baking

What are egg yolks and whites made of? Why do egg white whip up stiff but yolks don't? Learn all about this essential baking ingredient.

Pastry Cream - An Essential Recipe - Baking Sense

Pastry Cream - An Essential Recipe

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5 reviews
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25 minutes
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Pastry Cream - An Essential Recipe - Baking Sense

Pate a Choux - An Essential Recipe - Baking Sense

Pate a Choux - An Essential Recipe

Pate a Choux - An Essential Recipe - Baking Sense

Learn how to make perfect pie crust. Watch a how t…

Perfect Pie Crust - An Essential Recipe

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25 reviews
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2 hours
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Learn how to make perfect pie crust. Watch a how t…

Learn the secrets to making a soft and tender white cake.

Velvety Soft White Cake

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257 reviews
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55 minutes
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Learn the secrets to making a soft and tender white cake.