Category: Baking Basics

Baking Powder Substitute – Baking Powder Substitute | Baked by an Introvert®

Create a homemade baking powder substitute with simple pantry ingredients. It works well in any recipe! Are you wondering why do I need a baking powder substitute? Why can’t I just use baking soda? While they are both chemical leaveners, they function differently in recipes and have different compositions. Baking soda, also known as sodium

dulce de leche spread on white plate with spoon – Dulce de Leche | Baked by an Introvert®

Homemade dulce de leche is so easy to make. You only need one ingredient to create a delicious confection for your pies, cookies and cakes. What is dulce de leche? It’s typically considered a classic sweet topping or filling from Latin America. It translates in Spanish to “candy (made) of milk.” And, it really does

glass jar filled with homemade buttermilk along with a napkin and lemons in the background – How to Make Buttermilk | Baked by an Introvert®

You can learn how to make buttermilk from milk and lemon juice at home. This easy recipe will save you a trip to the grocery store. What is buttermilk? It is the leftover liquid from churning cream into butter. But, who has time to churn their own butter, or even time to run to get

overhead of blind baked pie crust in glass pan with peach colored napkin – How to Blind Bake Pie Crust

This guide will show you how to blind bake pie crust. This technique is also called “pre-baking” and it’s the process of baking and empty pie or tart shell. There are times when a recipe may call for baking an empty pie shell, bakers call this blind baking, before the filling is added. This step

overhead of sliced pound cake on grey plate with pink napkin – Basic Pound Cake (With Video Tutorial!)

This basic pound cake recipe is buttery, dense, and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Serve the cake plain, with a dusting of powdered sugar, or a dollop of homemade whipped cream. I don’t think there can be too many recipes for cake! Especially a sweetly dense cake that is still surprisingly soft. – Baking Powder vs Baking Soda

Baking powder vs baking soda. Which one to use and when to use both? This article will lay out the basics so you can become a better baker. Baking powder and baking soda are chemical leaveners. Once these leaveners come in contact with moisture or heat, they begin to break down creating a production of – Baking Basics (The Fundamentals) | Baked by an Introvert®

Baking is a science that relies on the understanding of the basic fundamentals of the baking process. Once you understand how each action you take affects the finished product, you will be able to replicate recipes with greater ease. A degree in chemistry or physics isn’t needed to be a good baker but a good

Baked by an Introvert® logo – How to Make Chocolate Ganache

Learn how to make chocolate ganache with this easy tutorial. This simple ganache recipe requires just two ingredients and you can have different consistencies by varying the ratio of each ingredient. The process takes just 5 minutes! Chocolate ganache almost sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? I used to think there was some complicated technique for making

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