Baking Tips and Tricks

Baking tips, baking tricks, baking short cuts, and information to make your baking better and easier.
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Does your mixer need adjusting? Use a dime for this simple test.
Did you know that there is a dime test for your KitchenAid mixer? This simple step lets you calibrate your stand mixer so that it works as efficiently as possible. #abakershouse #dimetest #kitchenaid #standmixer
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Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Curd
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with lemon curd from a Williams Sonoma recipe is elevated by a triple dose of lemon-- lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon curd. It is bright and cheerful-- even while you are making it the smell of lemon will make you smile and think that winter is nearly over. #lemon #poppyseed #quickbread #abakershouse #lemoncurd
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Stand Mixer Adjustments
Did you know that you can adjust your KitchenAid Mixer? Use this simple dime test to determine when to raise or lower your mixer blade for better and more efficient use of your stand mixer. #abakershouse #kitchenaid #standmixer #mixer #dimetest #baking #tip
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Macaron Tips for Beginners
Macarons are an impressive dessert that can be achieved with a bit of practice and a few baking short cuts like using a macaron baking mat to make the size of your cookies consistent. #macaron #bakingtips #bakingfailure #bakingsuccess #frenchdessert #glutenfree
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Homemade calzones
Homemade calzones are easier to make than you might think. This easy pizza dough comes together in minutes and then you let the dough rise and develop. I freeze balls of this dough and then make individual calzones or pizzas throughout the week. This King Arthur Flour Recipe is a winner! #abakershouse #pizza #calzone #dough #easydinner #italian
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Ziploc bag piping bag!
Find your inner pastry chef and decorate like a pro with this easy Ziploc bag icing trick. Who needs a fancy pastry bag when you have all you need in your kitchen already? A Ziploc bag and some duck tape make decorating cupcakes a breeze. #abakershouse #ziploc #kitchentip #cupcakes #icing
the best no knead bread recipe is made with only three ingredients and it's ready to be eaten
No knead bread
No fussing with kneading here with this Alton Brown recipe for Knead Not Sourdough Bread. Making homemade bread can be simple and accessible to even beginner bakers. Try this easy recipe for sourdough bread for baking success! #sourdough #homemade #bread #recipe #dutchoven #altonbrown #abakershouse
a person holding a coin in their hand with the words dime test for stand mixer
Does your mixer need adjusting? Use a dime for this simple test.
Did you know that there is a dime test for your KitchenAid mixer? This simple step lets you calibrate your stand mixer so that it works as efficiently as possible. #abakershouse #dimetest #kitchenaid #standmixer
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Upside down apple cake
Upside down apple cake is an impressive dessert that is so easy to make! A layer of melted butter and brown sugar coats the sliced apples. This caramel apple like layer is then covered with the gluten free cake batter and baked. When you flip the cake over you'll have a stunning design of caramel apples on top. #upsidedowncake #apples #apple #glutenfree #glutenfreebaking #glutenfreecake #glutenfreedessert #thanksgivingdessert #Autumn #fallbaking #abakershouse
a hand holding a coin with the words adjust your mixer with a dime
Adjust a Stand Mixer with a Dime!
Did you know that you can adjust your KitchenAid Mixer? Use this simple dime test to determine when to raise or lower your mixer blade for better and more efficient use of your stand mixer. #abakershouse #kitchenaid #standmixer #mixer #dimetest #baking #tip
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DIY Piping Bag
Make this DIY Piping Bag and decorate like a pro with this easy Ziploc bag icing trick. Who needs a fancy pastry bag when you have all you need in your kitchen already? A Ziploc bag and some duck tape make decorating cupcakes a breeze. #abakershouse #ziploc #kitchentip #cupcakes #icing
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Easy Homemade Bread
Easy Homemade Bread with this Alton Brown recipe for Knead Not Sourdough Bread. Making homemade bread can be simple and accessible to even beginner bakers. Try this easy recipe for sourdough bread for baking success! #sourdough #homemade #bread #recipe #dutchoven #altonbrown #abakershouse
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How to make Graduation Cookies
Make graduation special for your grad with these diploma and graduation cap cookies! So easy to decorate with white royal icing. Add touches of gold luster to make these cookies shine! #graduation #virtualgraduation #cookies #sugarcookies #royalicing #howtodecoratecookies #abakershouse
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Learn this trick to peel a mango!
How to Peel a Mango with a Glass is the easiest way to cut a mango. Use a glass to slide the mango skin away from the mango flesh and enjoy mango in no time! #mango #mangos #mangoes #howtocutamango #howtopeelamango #abakershouse
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Frost Cupcakes with a Ziploc Bag!
Find your inner pastry chef and decorate like a pro with this easy Ziploc bag icing trick. Who needs a fancy pastry bag when you have all you need in your kitchen already? A Ziploc bag and some duck tape make decorating cupcakes a breeze. #abakershouse #ziploc #kitchentip #cupcakes #icing