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Sourdough: Starting The Starter

Sourdough: Starting The Starter

The History For most Americans, Sourdough is a special class of bread. It’s the tangy, back of the tongue flavor that you have, and a tough crust that requires force for your teeth to get into. It’s not as sweet and cakey as fluffy white […]

Better Bakers use Weight, not Volume

Better Bakers use Weight, not Volume

Blame the Redcoats The majority of us Americans, and some others, use measuring cups when baking or cooking. This means measuring by volume, or by the amount of product that can fit in a cup or some various fraction. As a result, we all have […]

Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies

The History It’s hotly contested on what (or really who) started meringues, but one of the first recorded sighting of it was in 1691 by François Massialot. He, from what I could tell, was a pompous dude. He describes himself as “a cook who dares to […]