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  • All About Bread Yeasts and Bread Starters
    Unless you’re making flatbread, bread dough is made to rise to the occasion. Learn about the yeast and fermentation processes that make bread baking possible.
  • Basic Baking Ingredients: Eggs
    Many recipes for baked goods include eggs. Eggs can add structure, moisture and color. Learn how to choose the best eggs for your baked goods.
  • Basic Baking Ingredients: Flour
    Flour provides a basic dry ingredient of many baked goods, from cakes and cookies to pies and tortillas. There are more kinds of flour than you can count on both hands. Learn about some of the most common types.
  • Basic Baking Ingredients: Sugar
    There are many different types of sugar, and both professional and amateur bakers should know how each type contributes to a recipe. Learn the difference between natural sugar, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.
  • Cooking and Baking with Butter and Butter Substitutes
    Butter, a smooth, rich, creamy addition to any baked good, is used both during and after baking to contribute to the texture as well as the taste. Learn about how to use butter while baking.
  • Gluten-Free Baking in Your Home or Bakery Business
    Studies have found that up to 1 in 133 people in the United States suffer some form of gluten intolerance. Learn about gluten-free baking for your home or bakery business.
  • How to Correctly Measure Baking Ingredients
    Baking, while similar to cooking, involves one important difference—correctly measuring every ingredient. When it comes to baking, accuracy is critical. Learn the correct methods of measuring the most common ingredients in the realm of baking.
  • Tips for Baking in Rented Commercial Kitchen Space
    Many successful baking operations start out with only minimal resources. Learn how you can get started working in rented commercial kitchen space.
  • Top Five Basic Baking Ingredients
    Baking can be just about as complex or as simple as can be, depending on what the baker chooses to do. Whether you are making something simple or complicated, it helps to have a working knowledge of the most basic ingredients involved in baking, and how they are used.
  • Top Ten Tips for Organizing a Bake Sale
    For years, bake sales have been a tried and true method of raising money. Learn how you can organize the bake sale to end all bake sales.
  • Types of Frosting
    To many, frosting—also called icing—is the best part about cake and cookies—quite literally the icing on the cake. This article explains some of the key characteristics and applications for each.

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