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All About Baking – Quick Breads

What comes to mind when you think of baking soda? Something you use when you bake. A while back I saw a commercial that suggested putting an opened box in the fridge to eliminate odors, and I did. It seemed to do the job pretty well. However, there are many more uses that maybe you hadn’t thought about. Some uses have amazed even the experts. Here are 7 new uses for simple powder.

If you like raisin bread (and other dried-fruit breads) but just can’t seem to get it right, then the Panasonic SD YD250 will alert you when its time to add fruit so it won’t be crushed during the kneading process. You can easily bake no-yeast quick bread favorites such as banana bread, sweet cakes and gingerbread – it’s a cinch! You can even use the SD-YD250 to mix and prepare doughs for pizza, croissants and other pastry favorites.

The main spices that you will use are cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. These are items that you will want to stock. If you plan on baking anything with pumpkin, you can invest in those spices as you need them. The most important flavoring you will need is vanilla extract. You will use this frequently. You can purchase imitation, but for the best flavor, splurge on the higher quality vanilla if you can. You will find that an occasional baking recipe will call for a different flavoring other than vanilla. Purchase those when you need them.

Clear your counters, get your laptop or, and put on your finest apron. baking classes online will give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace, and get a visual reminder of exactly what’s happening. Unlike your grandmother’s recipes, the videos will show you specifically how to manipulate your ingredients and tools to get professional and delightful results.

Measuring cups. There are different measuring cups for dry and liquid ingredients. Using a dry measure is recommended over a measuring cup for wet ingredients when measuring flour and sugars. A wet measure is usually the glass types with demarcations to indicate amounts while the dry measures are usually plastic or metal and are meant to be filled up and leveled off. Measuring spoons can be used for both liquid and dry.

Smear about a teaspoon of vegetable oil on the base and sides of the pan. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of flour in the pan. Tap and shake the pan to spread the flour all over the oily surface. Finally, line the base of the pan with the prepared butter paper liner.

Baking soda is not necessary for removing fresh blood stains. This isn’t to say that baking soda won’t help you sponge up bloodstains from the carpet or a shirt, but that it’s not necessary. Plain cold water will do the trick alone without any extras – just make sure that it’s cold, though!