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Quick Tip From Chef Eddy: Salted vs. Unsalted Butter

You’ve seen both types of butter in the refrigerated section of your favorite grocery store. Salted and unsalted. Ever wonder why they carry both kinds and why you would use one over the other when you bake? Learn more from this quick tip from Chef Eddy. As you might have guessed, salted contains salt while … Continue reading Quick Tip From Chef Eddy: Salted vs. Unsalted Butter

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Measure Flour Correctly with The Spoon & Sweep Method

Delicious homemade baked goodies make us feel all warm and cozy, especially during the holidays. For those who love to bake, Christmas time is the perfect season to show-off their culinary skills. But even those who don’t normally spend a lot of time in the kitchen will often dust off their winter themed aprons and … Continue reading Measure Flour Correctly with The Spoon & Sweep Method

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The Difference Between Whipping Cream and Heavy Cream

Before you reach for that carton of cream to make your Christmas goodies, be sure you know the difference between whipping cream and heavy cream—and when to use each in your dessert recipes. According to our very own “Prince of Pastry” Chef Eddy Van Damme, heavy cream has 36 to 40 percent milk fat and … Continue reading The Difference Between Whipping Cream and Heavy Cream

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Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods

Canned food fills the aisles of our grocery stores with the familiar and the not-so-much. You can find purees, pickles, pastes and whole foods of all kinds. You can find pre-mixed potions to enliven into a mundane menu. But how can you incorporate canned food ingredients into your home cooking? Canning actually became popular from the … Continue reading Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods

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Types of Flour Best For Baking

You’re ready to bake from scratch – but the different types of flour can be intimidating. All-purpose, enriched, cake, bread, unbleached…which types of flour are best for baking? This question has been up for debate for many years. In fact, we published an article about this very topic in our 1987 Homemade Goodness Newsletter, vol. VII, … Continue reading Types of Flour Best For Baking