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Holiday Baking

Holiday Baking

Some people are natural bakers and some people learn as they go. I’m guessing that most people are the “learn as you go” types. Here are some little things that, are not giant revelations, but are useful tips to help you through your holiday baking. Unwrap Butter Before Bringing To Room Temperature Many recipes call […]

Rules For Better Baking

Rules For Better Baking

Turn out amazing treats with these easy tips and tricks to help you bake your best every time. Measure Flour Accurately Using a measuring cup to scoop directly from the bag can pack in too much flour, leading to dry, dense baked goods. Use the “spoon and sweep” method by gently stirring the flour in […]

Baking Pies

Baking Pies

Whether you’re baking summer pies or getting ready for holiday baking it’s important to have some key information about pie dough. Blind Baking Blind baking is prebaking a crust before you add an unbaked or especially wet filling. To ensure that your crust turns out crisp while blind baking, you can either dock it or […]

Cookies

Cookies

When making cookies make sure not to overcream the butter and sugar. Unlike cake batter baked in a pan, cookie dough is baked free-form. When the dough is heated and the chemical leaveners expand the air bubbles, the bubbles burst without a pan to force the dough upward, producing flat cookies. For cookies, cream the […]

Cakes

Cakes

I love to bake all year long, but during the holidays I’m on “baking overdrive.” To make better cakes here are some simple tips to help you with the best outcome possible. Don’t use cold eggs. The eggs really should be at room temperature, otherwise the mixture won’t emulsify properly. If you’re short on time […]

Bake Better Cookies

Bake Better Cookies

December is here and is cookie-baking heaven. Here are some basic tips to make a better cookie. Split the dough. Work with half of the cookie dough at a time when rolling and cutting cookies. Too much handling of the dough makes cookies tough. Keep the other half refrigerated since chilled dough is easier to […]

Tips For Baking A Better Cookie

Tips For Baking A Better Cookie

Tips For Baking A Better Cookie After making thousands and thousands of cookies over the years one learns a few important tricks on how to make a better cookie. Here are some tips from the Tiny New York Kitchen’s kitchen. Making Dough: Bring butter to room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour before you […]