No, it’s not just a catchy title, quick breads are popular for a reason: as the name suggests, they’re baking made easy, and very quick. You don’t have to be baking mad to be a fan of these breads; some of the most simple baking recipes are for quick breads. For that reason they make a perfect choice for someone who’s new to home baking, as they tend to be pretty foolproof.
Unlike flours, baking powder and baking soda are NOT interchangeable. Baking soda does not contain any acids to activate it during baking. In recipes, it is typically paired with buttermilk, yogurt or molasses to make baked goods light and airy. Baking powder is a combination of baking soda and acid. “Double-acting” baking powder works twice; once when mixed with wet ingredients and then again during baking.
Corn starch – You can substitute two tablespoons of flour for one tablespoon of cornstarch when it is used for thickening. This is try in recipes for baking as well. For thickening gravies, mix the flour and the fat, stirring until incorporated and continue to cook until the flour is lightly browned. Add the liquid and stir constantly. But that is another article.
Fortunately for me, when I throw together all of my epsom salts with my chocolate essential oils, I only take a couple of whiffs before I know they are ready and I can pour them into a little glass jar.
Brush teeth. You want to reduce the cost of your dental care? Make your tooth paste out of 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/8 cup of water. Shake the cup well so that the ingredients blend together to form a paste. Then apply to tooth brush and use on teeth. Be careful to use the mixture gently around the gum line as it is abrasive.
Children learn how to bake by watching their parents. Bring the kids into the kitchen with you the next time you plan to make some wonderful baked goodies. This is a wonderful chance to teach your children how to bake while spending some fun time in the kitchen. Not only will you be giving your children some useful tips on how to bake, but you will also be creating some special memories as well.
When it is time to outfit your kitchen with bakeware and cooking tools, explore the benefits of silicone products. The tools and bakeware products have some terrific advantages over other baking materials such as metal and glass. The bakeware is durable and will not dent or stain. Cleanups are a breeze with a Silpat baking sheet as well as the bakeware made from silicone. Collect the pieces or buy a whole set at once. You will never go back to metal or glass pans again.