Beurre Monte Butter

Beurre Monte Butter Recipe

  Beurre Monte Butter is a techniques of keeping melted butter in an emulsified state between 180 degrees F.  and 190 degrees F., which is sufficient to poach meats or … Continued

Brick hard granulated sugar

Brick Hard Granulated Sugar

Questions and Answers – Brick Hard Granulated Sugar   Question: I use quite a bit of bakers special sugar so I buy it in 50# bags.  Since I have not … Continued

Butter vs. Oil in Muffins

  Questions and Answers – Butter vs. Oil in Muffins   Question: I have several recipes for muffins and the like that call for cooking oil.  When I make them … Continued

Buttercream Frosting Recipes

Buttercream Frosting Recipes There are many versions of Buttercream Frosting recipes.  Some are made with eggs and all butter.  Some varieties, you have to cook your sugar to a softball … Continued

Buttercream Icing Recipes

Buttercream Icing Recipes   Peggy Weaver, author of Peggy’s Baking Corner, has generously answered all the above question on cake baking during the last 15 years.  Peggy will not be … Continued

Can Sizes and Equivalents

    Can Sizes and Equivalents – Can Sizes by Weight and Number Many recipes specific a can size rather than a volume size.  This Can Sizes and Equivalents Chart … Continued

Caramelized Sugar

Caramelizing Sugar Recipe – How To Caramelize Sugar

Caramelizing sugar is a term most often applied to melting sugar until it becomes a caramel color liquid.  Caramelized sugar is simply a mixture of sugar and water cooked until … Continued

Chocolate bowls

Chocolate Bowls Recipe – How To Make Chocolate Bowls

Chocolate bowls are very easy to make.  You do not need professional molds to make these chocolate bowls.  Chocolate bowls are handy for holding candies, other chocolates, truffles, berries, strawberries, … Continued

Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Chocolate frosting does not have to come in a can that you buy in the store.  When I was young, cakes were made from scratch and the frosting was whipped up … Continued

Chocolate Substitution Chart

Need a quick substitution for chocolate?   Here are some chocolate substitutions, but remember not always do they work as well as the original recipe ingredient   Chocolate, Bittersweet: (1-ounce) … Continued

Clarified Butter and Butter Ghee

Clarified Butter – Butter Ghee

 Clarified Butter and Butter Ghee   Clarified Butter and Butter Ghee are also known as Liquid Gold.  I know that regular butter is fantastic, but believe it or not, butter … Continued

Classic French Macarons Cookies

Classic French Macarons Cookie Recipe

Classic French Macarons Cookie Recipe The French macarons cookie is beloved in Parisian tea salons and cities all over France.  With a variety of color palettes and flavors, macarons are … Continued

Coddled Eggs Recipe

  Coddled eggs are made by very briefly immersing an egg in the shell in boiling water (to cook in water just below the boiling point) to slightly cook or … Continued

Coffee beans and grinder

Coffee Beans – How To Store Coffee Beans

Coffee bean’s two greatest enemies are air and moisture. Ideally, coffee should be ground, brewed, and consumed quickly to obtain the best flavor. Coffee beans are at their peak within … Continued

Cookie, Gum Paste Cutter

Cookie Cutters and Gumpaste Cutters

Cookie Cutters and Gumpaste Cutters   Things I have learned….. Remember that you are making Cookies.  Do not worry if it is not perfect.  When the cookies bake in the … Continued