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baking tips

I’m going to update and add to this list but for a start… Baking smart: Pre-heat the oven!!  This is very important.  Do not put your cookies/cake/tart in the oven
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general thoughts for the young/Inexperienced cook

IN GENERAL Please try to read all of this section.  It will just take about 4 minutes and you might learn something.  You never know.  There is a separate section
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Gianni Calogiuri Fig Vincotto Vinegar

Not certain what I would do without this vinegar.   It is great right out of the bottle – haha – no – I don’t actually do that, although truthfully
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It has been a while…

It’s been a long time.  Too long.   Life got a little complicated about four years ago so I put the blog on hold as I wasn’t baking as often.  But
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It has been a while…

It’s been a long time.  Too long.   Life got a little complicated about four years ago so I put the blog on hold as I wasn’t baking as often.  But
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apple custard cake

This cake is so pretty and I love the idea of pouring heaving cream over the finished batter.  It got me all excited.  It is supposed to turn into a custard-like
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jimmies (chocolate sprinkles)

By now you know that I love ice cream and jimmies.  And not just any jimmy but real jimmies.  I’m sharing this with you so you too can enjoy the
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be prepared to bake

Your shopping list might not seem as overwhelming if you generally stock some of the following items.  Just pay attention to how much you bake.  Many items in pantry and
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vanilla

Use good quality – and not artificial vanilla.  I love the double strength vanilla extract from Penzey’s spices.  You can order it on-line from penzeys.com.  (As well as many other spices and salts). 
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avoid dry and crumbly cookies

I found the difference between a heavily packed cup of flour and lightly packed cup o flour was a bit more than an ounce!  This is a lot in the
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

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