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    Whisk or food processor?

    I have both a food processor and an electric whisk, in fact a metal whisk set that includes several pieces in different size and a silicon whisk. I think all of them are useful serving to different purposes. In example a quick one-egg battering makes unnecessary both the electrical whisk and...
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    Do You Put Cream In Your Coffee?

    I love coffee with cream both, instant vegetable cream and fresh cow milk, but this was about 20 years ago. Later I prefer to enjoy coffee straight on a daily basis, and any variations including cappuccinos, added cream, mocha or others just eventually.
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    Why Do People Use Margarine?

    Margarine is not only cheaper, but also has less saturated fat if compared with butter. However actually margarine is not considered as a good option as it was on the past because this is made of vegetable oil that is hydrogenated to make it solid, hence considered a trans fat, which is...
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    Brownies in the microwave...What?!

    Not just brownies but I wouldn't microwave any cookie because this oven tends to dry too much all cookies and pastries, besides I feel it might be dangerous if overdone may catch fire, or at least think so.
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    Vegetable based cakes?

    I have only tried carrot, corn, potatoe and cabbage cakes and breads, but I have heard that it's possible make many others that may need to have an open-minded sense of taste though.
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    substitute for sugar

    You may like to read this to learn more about sugar substitutes: Source: Joslin Diabetes Center in affiliation with Harvard Medical School
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    Why is milk powder used in bread machine recipes?

    I have realized about this fact because I'm aiming to buy a bread machine. However I have no idea why of this, unless is about mixing all powder ingredients to "air them" and get the bread rising better. I watched on TV a making-bread process that mentioned the quoted term above when mixing all...
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    Can I freeze dough and bake it later?

    You can simply refrigerate it covered with aluminum foil if you are planning to use it again within few days, or certainly you can freeze the leftover, but it can also be frozen in aluminum foil well sealed for later use.
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    How can I best crisp the outside of baked bread?

    I'm also seeking for an answer to get this done. Someone advised me to use the classic egg yolk dissolved with water, but this obviously changes the bread consistence. I found a recipe for a bread that is called in Mexico "bolillos" which have a crispy look. The recipe calls for salt dissolved...
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    My New Mini Apple Pies

    I love mini pies, mini breads, mini cakes and certainly mini fritters are really a good idea. I thinks this is the best way to go for a quick snack or a versatile companion for your coffee, milk or complementing a dessert. Really good idea Lady350!
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    Baking Pastry Ahead of Time

    Good point! Besides saving money certainly there is no need of more preservatives that sometimes we already eat from other cooking products we use.
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    The Magic Bullet

    First time I saw Magic Bullet I thought to get it, but I was in a tight budget and had to get a similar product that obviously didn't work as it should have worked. Now I'm waiting to have this or any other kitchen gadget jotted down in my wishlist for Christmas :)
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    7-up bisquits

    Even more interesting would be taste this bisquits with Seven Up Mojito, but I have only seen (and tasted) this version of seven up at some bars in the city. Haven't see the mojito version at any store and, of course, it has no alcohol, just more sugar and a mint flavor.
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    Lemon Recipes?

    Here are 3 lemon recipes, two cakes and a pudding. Hope they server and your boyfriends likes whatever of them you choose :) Lemon Cheese Bundt Cake Ingredients: 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 stick butter, softened 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened 6 eggs 3 cups cake flour, sifted 3...
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    Tea Cakes

    I have a tea cakes recipe, not sure if this would be the one you are looking for: Tea Cakes Ingredients: 1 cup shortening ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 heaping teaspoon soda 2 eggs 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup buttermilk Sifted flour and extra sugar as...
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    Christmas Gifts

    I'm not yet done with my Christmas decoration, and therefore much less having thought of buying Christmas gifts. I'm in a tight budget this year and the only I have planned is giving baked goods to start with, and maybe to end up too.
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    How do I need to alter a recipe if I am using a convection oven?

    I bought this GE convection toaster over some months ago, but mostly because I loved the idea to have a rotisserie. However my user guide says that there is no need to adjust recipes when using it, only to reduce the baking time for a quarter fraction of the regular baking time. The trick has...
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    What lesson did you learn from a baking disaster?

    My first lesson learned happened to me in my early teen age days cooking cakes. I was collecting recipes from many sources, including magazines with luring photos that pushed me to open the oven door every now and then excited to get my cake done as picture it. Needless to say what happened...
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    If you do not have unsalted butter, can you use salted butter.

    Technically speaking, I couldn't tell you about, but I used salted butter by mistake a couple of weeks back after buying a different brand label which wrap makes the legend "with salt" or without it practically unreadable. Even though, there was not significant change in the outcome, and I was...
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    What's the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

    Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate that needs a citric in the recipe to rise, while baking powder is also sodium bicarbonate but it already includes a citric acid carrier, so the recipe doesn't need any citric at all, it still can contain it though.
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