Can fresh eggs be frozen for later use (out of the shell, of course)? The best buys in eggs are in a package of 18. For two people, it’s a long time to keep ...
How does one clarify butter?
I'm desperately looking for a recipe to make almond paste - the old fashioned way, NOT store bought.
Is there a secret to using whole spelt flour in bread baking? I've tried substituting it for whole wheat in several bread recipes. I also tried adding gluten...
When making chocolate-covered strawberries, is it OK to use butter instead of shortening?
I have come across a few recipes that call for almond flour and have not been able to find any reference to the making of it anywhere. Can you please help?
Do you use the same amount of superfine sugar as you do regular sugar? This may sound kind of stupid, but I've never used superfine sugar before!
What are Swedish Fish? I have a recipe calling for Swedish Fish and have no idea what they are. Thank you for answering such a stupid question.
I have a Danish cookbook with recipes for Christmas cookies. Several of them call for hartshorn, also called baker's ammonia. I cannot find it. I have tried ...
Are sugar, brown sugar, honey and maple syrup (the real thing) interchangeable in recipes? For example, could you put honey instead of sugar in a recipe that...
I have come across recipes listing instant flour and Wondra flour. What are these, and can I replicate them?
Once egg whites have been whisked, do they need to be cooked or can they be chilled and eaten safely?
What is your opinion of dried buttermilk for cooking?
I have a frosting recipe that calls for meringue powder. Is this cream of tarter? I have never heard of it. It is for frosting Christmas sugar cookies.
I am allergic to wheat and have a hard time baking breads and other baked goods. I am also allergic to yeast and soy. Can you or do you have any suggestions ...
The word "shortening" always confuses me. Is it "butter," "margarine," "lard" or something like "Crisco"?
I recently was given a baking cook book that comes from England and I have a few questions about ingredients that I hope you can answer for me. What are: a s...
Is there any simple, everyday kitchen something that you can substitute for vanilla extract?
I've come across a recipe for roasted carrots that has Fleur de Sel added. Please tell me what this is, what it does, and the approximate price.
What are saffron threads and where can I find them? I know saffron is a spice but I have never heard of saffron threads!