Broken Raw Egg

Using Raw Eggs In Cooking

  Following is what the American Egg Board says on using raw eggs in cooking:   There have been warnings against consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs on the grounds … Continued

Vanilla Paste

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Paste   Question: Could you please tell me what vanilla paste is as opposed to vanilla beans and vanilla extract.  If a recipe calls for … Continued

Vanilla Sugar

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Sugar, Vanillin Socker   Question: I found your website and was hoping that you could help me figure out something.  We are making Swedish Chocolate … Continued

Vegetable Shortening

Questions and Answers – Definition of Vegetable Shortening   Question: I have very promising recipe of a turkey and vegetable tart and in it is supposed to be 1/4 cup of … Continued

Verjus in a tall glass bottle in front of grapes on the wine

Verjus – Verjuice

  Verjus – The “Wine Friendly” Condiment   Verjus (pronounced vair-ZHOO), sometimes spelled verjuice, is a French term that when translated into English mean “green juice.”  It is a medieval … Continued


What is Hartshorn?

Questions and Answers – Hartshorn, Bakers Ammonia (Ammonium Carbonate)     Questions: My Mother used to make Christmas cookies that called for 25 cents worth of hearts horn.  I believe the … Continued

Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar

What is The Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar?

Question: What is the difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar.  Why do all recipes call it the first and not the second?   Answers: Commercial confectioners’ sugar and powdered … Continued


Wheat Free Cooking

  Living in a Wheat-Free World – Gluten Free Living Wheat Sensitivities and their Implication for our Daily Bread By Charlotte Bradley   Check out all of Charlotte Bradley’s Healthy … Continued

Zanthan Gum

Question and Answers – Zanthan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum   Question: In my efforts to follow a gluten-free diet, I have come across an ingredient called zanthan gum.  I found … Continued