There are various styles used in baking today. Whichever form you choose to go with depends majorly on your own personal preferences and tastes. It does not matter how many years you have been baking cakes. One thing that you can always be sure of is that in this business, there is nothing like one size fits all when adopting baking styles. Anyone of them can be versatile and come in handy depending on how you choose to adopt it.
Pie pans are only meant for baking pies. I know that sounds simplistic, but it’s the truth. Pie pans are usually round and have a flat bottom with sides all around.
Put out a fire. Kitchen fires are the most common fires in the house. Baking soda deprives a fire of oxygen. It is a great idea to have a tub of it handy in your kitchen, the place for greatest fire hazard. In case of fire, throw handfuls of it at the base of the fire to extinguish it. Take precautions and call the professionals so that they can make sure the fire is properly extinguished.
Another important benefit of measuring ingredients by weight is that you will be able to read bread formulas easily and understand if it is properly designed before doing anything. You can’t do this with volume measurements. It just doesn’t work. This is the key to being able to add any ingredient you want to your bread, be it an ancient grain, sunflower seeds, nuts, sugar, oil etc., and knowing it will work. You will be creating great bread and eliminating a significant amount of guess work.
Combining flours is much more interesting than just using one kind. Here are my current favorite combinations: rice and buckwheat, almond and buckwheat, oat and buckwheat, almond and oat. The combinations are endless and make for much more interesting flavors than just a single type of flour.
If you’re a beginning baker then I’m sure most bread recipes you’ve been exposed to have been in volume measurements i.e. 2 cups flour, 1 cup water etc. There is a problem with measuring ingredients in this manner however: the amount of an ingredient in one cup is almost never the same from cup to cup! In bread baking, especially when starting out, exactness is extremely important. Bread baking is hard enough to do consistently when all your ingredients are accurately measured. With volume measurements you could be executing what is essentially a totally different recipe every time you make it! Why put yourself in a hole before you even get started?
Finally, take into account that even though baking powder is effective in managing acne, it won’t get rid of acne for good. Acne is a sign of a much deeper problem in the body. To once and for all cure acne, you have to tackle that problem. While you are doing that baking soda can be an handy in keeping your acne under control.