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
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
Have you ever been halfway through preparing a recipe when you discovered you were missing an ingredient? All you needed was just a dab of butter or a touch of lemon juice. As you rummaged through your pantry or refrigerator searching for the missing item, you wondered if there were any possible ingredient substitutions or … Continue reading 10 Ingredient Substitutions for Baking
A true chef needs few appliances and utensils. One of the “essentials” is a high-quality chef’s knife, but as everyone knows, no knife is complete without a board to cut upon. When choosing a cutting board, it’s essential to think about longevity, safety and ease. Think about the longevity not just of the board itself, … Continue reading Which Type of Cutting Board is Best?
Thermostats that self-regulate. Vacuums that work when you aren’t home. Underground refrigerators. Ultrasonic clothes dryers. The home of the future is here and its filled with smart appliances designed to make our lives easier. Being bakers, one of our favorite smart appliances is the convection oven. Baking in a Conventional Oven In traditional gas or electric … Continue reading The Difference Between a Conventional and Convection Oven