The baking industry requires specific equipment for their baked goods. Most of the larger bakeries cannot operate without industrial baking ovens. They need these as there is always the specific need for the different types of baking.
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.
For a fantastic way to get more fiber into your diet you could substitute some oat flour into your various recipes. It will add a real depth and nuttiness to the flavor of your recipes. Your overall health is further benefited by the fact it retains a lot more moisture than your regular flour, allowing you to reduce the amount of fats and oil you have to put in. What about a really healthy banana bread recipe.
NATURAL MOUTHWASH. It even works as a great mouthwash. When my twins were born, they had to stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for 6 weeks. It was a very stressful and tiring time and I drank a ton of coffee just to stay awake and (somewhat) alert. To combat the resulting bad breath, I rinsed my mouth with a baking soda/water solution (1 teaspoon per 2 ounces) several times a day. It works!
Here’s my quick, disclaimer for those of you out there with severe hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Baking soda is not some magical cure-all. However, when used properly, you’ll TOTALLY feel a difference. I’m going to give you a couple of baking soda cures for sweating that you’ll definitely find useful.
Once you become a master at the muffin, try out something with a raised dough, like an Irish soda bread. The baking classes online will explain to you how to get the ingredients prepared, join them together using the biscuit method, how to work the dough, and how to glaze, flour, shape and bake the bread for a archetypal result.
You can’t use it as flea powder for cats and dogs. However, pet owners should make use of the smell-removing properties of baking soda. If your pet has had an accident after being shut in the house by mistake, baking soda will remove any lingering smells – even the ones you can’t smell – from the crime scene so the offending animal doesn’t get the idea that because that place smells like pee, it’s acceptable to pee there. It can be used to deodorise kitty litter trays and to absorb smells in the refrigerator, which is where most of us keep cat food and dog food. For a natural flea repellent, get hold of some pennyroyal (either the plant or the oil) and rub it liberally over your pet’s fur.
While all this seems like a lot to learn, it is important to remember that most recipes take all these things into account so if you are using a good cookbook, however understanding some of these basics will help you bake the best cakes ever.