Gluten-Free Baking: What Is There To Know About Xanthan Gum?

Never heard of Xanthan Gum? Do you bake or even cook? Trust me, I have been into baking and cooking for years now, but I didn’t learn about it until I needed to make a gluten-free cake. Maybe some of you have some ideas about what it really is because Xanthan Gum was once the “talk of the town” for the baking and cooking world. For those curious minds like me, let’s clear up all of the “why’s” and “what’s” and boost our knowledge power! Xanthan Gum is one of the most useful breakthroughs in terms of food science after the…

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Piece Of Cake: How To Best Soften Fondant

We have all seen those divine looking wedding cakes that tower over the entire reception and look like they have been sculpted by the renaissance masters. The magnificent beads around the layers, the immaculate white sheet that blankets a juicy moist vanilla cake, and those realistic sugary flowers are typically made with one ingredient: fantastic and versatile fondant icing! Last year, I made my nephew’s birthday cake and made sure it was extra special because it was his eighth birthday. I knew that he really loved to play with his Nintendo games and liked to dress up as Super Mario…

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How To Make Eggless Sugar Cookies? – GimmeTasty.com

You don’t need to wait for Christmas to taste these crunchy homemade sugar cookies. All you have to do is bake! And it doesn’t need to be difficult. Sugar cookies have been in my recipe bin for as long as I can remember. This time, let’s bake with a little twist. Have you ever heard of eggless sugar cookies? I’m sure the vegans out there are familiar with them. It’s good to know the difference between baking with or without eggs! Let’s make sugar cookies for the kids, as well as the kids at heart. This is going to be…

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That's A Wrap! How To Make Amazing And Tasty Lumpia Wrappers

Let’s face it, we have all had a spring roll or two in our lives. To be honest, I have yet to meet anyone that has anything bad to say about these crispy wonders. While the type of filling varies from country to country, the very best recipes have one thing in common: quality wrappers. In the Philippines, these wrappers are called lumpia wrappers. This ingredient is very popular there because they have a wide range of dishes that call for it, like Lumpiang Shanghai, which is ground pork wrapped in lumpia wrappers and then deep-fried to crispy perfection. Molo…

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Where Can I Buy Tempeh? It’s Time To Explore And Learn!

Does tempeh sound familiar to you? If it doesn’t, then you’re not alone! Today is your lucky day because we are going to learn something new. I’m sure you have heard about tofu, soy sauce, and soy milk, which all come from soybeans. Well, tempeh is also part of the same family! It is an Indonesian soy food with a hearty, earthy, meaty taste and a tender texture similar to mushrooms. Like tofu, it can also be used in many dishes. Since I love tofu, I am excited to find out what tempeh tastes like and where I can buy it. Do you know where?…

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Can You Eat Peach Skin? Is It Safe And Healthy?

Peaches! They’re yummy, soft, healthy and versatile. You can eat them right away, as juicy as they are, make a pie out of them or squeeze the fruit to make a juice. Of course, we are talking about the inside here, but what about the skin? Is it as useful as the flesh? “Can you eat peach skin?” More… What Is A Peach? A “peach” is a round, juicy fruit that looks like the color of, well, a peach! At least you now know where we got the color peach from. If you were to describe it further and be more…

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What Are Cacao And Cocoa? Amazing Things You Should Know!

Cacao and cocoa are just the perfect ingredients for chocolate indulgence. Whether it be dark, bitter, sweet or semi-sweet, we love all kinds of chocolate! As they are produced from the same source, we think they have the same effect on our diet and nutrition – but we are wrong! They are the same thing but, at the same time, completely different! So read this article and familiarize yourself with their differences! More… What Is Cacao? Do you ever wonder where your favorite chocolate comes from? Well, it is definitely from the cacao plant! Cacao is the purest and rawest…

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Need A Substitute For Dark Brown Sugar? You Make It Now!

Dark brown sugar is a “grab me” item in my pantry. It’s so versatile, I use it in my sauces for dishes, dessert recipes and even in my baking escapades. You never know when you need to sprinkle some sweet taste on your cooking! It’s best to keep some always in the kitchen. But what if you run out? I wouldn’t be surprised if you are desperately looking for an alternative. Do you need a substitute for dark brown sugar? I’ve got good news for you. I know exactly what you need! Ready to grab it? More… There are two types…

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How Long Does Prosciutto Last (And Other Important Facts)

Prosciutto is a type of ham that is usually served during special occasions and holidays. You can commonly see this delicacy during Christmas dinners and festive gatherings. But even on ordinary days, prosciutto is still in-demand from eager folks like me who want to enjoy the pleasures of eating this ham as many times as possible. But just like other delicacies, prosciutto has a limited longevity, as it will go off at some time and become inedible. That’s why it is pretty crucial that you consume the entire ham before it exceeds its expiry date. But how long does prosciutto last?…

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The Best Golden Syrup Substitutes For Baking! – GimmeTasty.com

If you are in the kitchen a lot then there is a good chance you know how to bake. Of course, it is a pleasurable activity that satisfies both your mind and body. However, the most significant perk of baking is the sweetness it can lavish on you, which makes it the perfect leisure activity for a self-professed sweet tooth! Regardless of the recipe, it is essential that you know the appropriate sweeteners you are going to use. There are many different varieties of them. Hence, your options are limitless. One of the common sweeteners that is used in baking…

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