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Baking Basics

Difference Between Baking Powder & Yeast

Baking powder and yeast may have similar purposes in baking, but the way in which they work is very different. While both products...

How to Replace Yeast With Baking Soda & Lemon Juice

Successfully swapping yeast for baking soda and lemon juice is easier than you may think, although the texture of your baked good ...

How to Prevent a Cake From Rising & Cracking in the Middle While Baking

Cakes usually rise more in the middle, creating a dome to the cake. Cracking is also a problem for some bakers. While you can cut ...

Things to Bake in Ramekins

Typically made of ceramics, ramekins are small bowls that are often associated with custard desserts. Yet there are a wide variety...

How to Bake Banana Bread in a Small Pan

Banana bread is a “quick bread,” meaning that it is leavened with baking powder and/or baking soda rather than yeast. ...

How to Use Applesauce Instead of Oil When Baking

For guilt-free baked goods, applesauce makes a fine stand-in for vegetable oil. Applesauce adds not only moisture and flavor to ba...

Baking Chocolate Vs. Chocolate Bars

Aside from often being more affordable than artisan or high-end chocolate bars, baking chocolate is found in a different part of t...

Oil Substitutes for Quick Bread

Replacing or reducing the oil in quick breads, like banana bread or zucchini bread, is easy and cuts the total fat and calories. I...

How to Bake Pears With Honey

Whole pears get a culinary makeover when baked with honey. The texture of the pear goes from firm to soft as it bakes with the hon...

What Can You Substitute for Oil While Baking a Cake?

Whether you run out of oil while baking a cake or just want to make a healthier cake, you can use a variety of ingredients to repl...
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