Know your Leavening Agents

Have you ever wondered why some recipes call for baking soda while others call for baking powder? Or why some bread use yeast? These questions can undoubtedly give you a pause. These leavening agents are the key ingredients that make our baked goods rise, without which the dough or batter becomes flat and crisp. Not…

Types of Sugar for Baking

Every pastry recipe calls for a different type of sugar – white sugar, brown sugar, confectioners’ sugar. If they are all sugar, what’s the difference? Sugar is not only a sweetener, but it also plays a role in the development of taste, texture and appearance of baked goods. We will review some of the common…