what is agar powder
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What is Agar Powder?

What Exactly is Agar? I am often asked what is agar powder so I thought I’d write this post. Agar powder, also known as kanten, is a gelatinous substance derived from a South East Asian seaweed. It’s used in science (for example, biology), as a filler in paper sizing fabric, and as a brewing clarifying …

what is gluten free bread
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What is Gluten Free Bread Exactly?

When answering the question “what is gluten free bread” it is important to understand exactly what gluten is and how it’s properties effect your baking. What exactly is gluten, and how does it form? Glutenin and gliadin are two proteins found in wheat and other related cereals (such as barley and rye). The two proteins …

What is Tiramisu Dessert
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What is Tiramisu Dessert?

What is Tiramisu Dessert exactly? Tiramisu is an Italian dessert with a coffee flavor. It’s prepared with ladyfingers dipped in coffee and covered with a cocoa-flavored whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese. The recipe has been used to make a wide range of cakes and sweets. Its origins are a source of contention …

Hummingbird Cake Recipes

Hummingbird Cake Recipes

Hummingbird cakes are all the rage these days and so are hummingbird cake recipes. They’re sweet little cakes made with coconut and pecans that have a nice combination of crunchy texture and fluffy cake, all topped off with a drizzle of honey-flavored cream cheese frosting. History of Hummingbird Cake Recipes There’s actually a pretty cool …

what is a leavening agent
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What Is A Leavening Agent?

What Is A Leavening Agent? What is a leavening agent is a question you might ask if you are thinking about making home made bread. A leavening agent is a material that causes doughs and batters to expand by releasing gases from within the mixture, resulting in porous baked goods. Air, steam, yeast, baking powder, …

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Secret Tо Mastering Cake Dесоrаtіng In 3 Days (beginner cake decorating)

Thе Untоld Secret Tо Mastering Cake Dесоrаtіng In Just 3 Days – beginner cake decorating Whеn trying to come up wіth оrіgіnаl ideas fоr раrtіеѕ wіthоut аѕѕіѕtаnсе, іt саn bе аlmоѕt іmроѕѕіblе. Hоwеvеr, whеn tapping into оthеr ѕоurсеѕ, thе сhоісеѕ bесоmе endless. Onе аrеа thаt іѕ of particular іntеrеѕt whеn entertaining is thе kіnd оf …