How to Make Quick and Easy Pastry Dough

How to make quick and easy pastry dough

Do you know the secrets behind making quick and easy pastry dough? If not, then stay tuned! Does the thought of making pastry dough scare you? Me too. At least, the old me used to. Thankfully today we’re discovering all the baking secrets there is to know about making the flakiest, tender and mouthwatering pastryRead more

How to Make Buttermilk – So Easy!

Learn how to make buttermilk in minutes with ingredients you already have! Scenario: You go to bake something and realise half way through the process that you don’t have a one important ingredient: Buttermilk. Arrrrgh!! What to do? You could go out and buy some (but that’s a lot of effort…); you could omit itRead more

Baking Powder vs Baking Soda

Baking powder vs baking soda

All the baking secrets you need to know about these two chemical leaveners… “What is the difference between baking powder and baking soda?” I am often asked this question and for good reason too. They both look the same and seem to do the same thing right? Well, not quite. This is where baking getsRead more

How to make cafe-style muffins

   To me the perfect muffin is the one that looks like looks like it’s wearing a Mexican hat with a rounded top. It’s the kind you draw when your doodling (or is that just what I do?) and it’s the kind that can be hard to achieve until you have some ‘know-how’. Do youRead more

The Creaming Method

A step-by-step guide on how to cream butter and sugar…all the why’s and how’s answered. Maybe you’ve never thought much about it? To you, and probably most other normal people, butter and sugar are just two ingredients that taste really good. Really good. And you’re right, they definitely do. But more than that, they alsoRead more