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If you’d like to experiment with new textures and flavors or simply wish to bring a bit more nourishment into your baking, then making use of whole grain products is a fantastic way to achieve this. Working with whole grains in your baking can be a good deal of fun.

This is possibly my favorite tool for use in bread baking. You can get by without a dough divider but once you have used it you won’t want to. Besides using it to divide dough, it is amazing for moving dough around the counter without leaving any behind or getting your hands sticky. It just makes dough handling infinitely easier. Eventually it will become like an extension of your hand.

Naturally, baking soda generates and expels carbon dioxide (which is safe). When baking goodies, this is what creates the fluff and rise in the yeast. But, think about what this does if the baking soda is mixed in with homemade bath salts contained a nearly full glass jar where there’s not much empty space. Talk about a date with bath salt bombs.

When making bread you will be using different baking tools too. Bread loaf treys of different sizes are needed depending on the bread you are making. You will also need a bread bin to let the bread cool down and to keep away from pets and pests.

More often than not, you will have a great time throwing together your usual bath salt ingredients (your lavender aromatherapy oil, your purple food coloring, your glycerin). You will probably take no more than ten minutes to reach the right intensity of scent along with the right tone of color.

Bleached and unbleached flours are interchangeable. The real difference comes down to taste and subtle texture. Ultimately it doesn’t really matter whether you use bleached or unbleached flour.

When the temperature is too high you will get a cake that is overcooked on the outside and may not be completely cooked on the inside. The cake will be too dark. A dark cake doesn’t matter if it is frosted, at least as far a the look is concerned, but it can change the flavor of some high sugar cakes.

To conclude, give yourself the gift of time. When you are taking the baking classes online, do not scramble. Take a moment or two to freshen the kitchen and create sufficient space to work in. Choose a time when you won’t be interrupted to bake dinner or take the kids to sports practice. Take a deep breath, and enjoy.