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How do you make a Mud Cake?

I have heard of a recipe called Mud Cake, but can find no more information. I'm a cake decorator by hobby, and this sounds just my kind of thing.

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Homely chess pie

My chess pie filling puffs up in the oven and settles back down upon cooling, leaving the surface of the filling wrinkled and ugly. I have read somewhere tha...

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German cheesecake

I was born in Germany and my mother is German. As a child there my Oma (grandmother) used to make a cheesecake with a yeast dough bottom. In the cheese mix t...

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Cakes without eggs

I have a friend who is very allergic to eggs. Is there any way to make a cake without eggs?

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Cookies that include tomato soup

Could you possibly find a recipe for apple cookies that have tomato soup as one of the ingredients? I saw this in a women’s magazine umpteen years ago, tried...

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Making a buttermilk substitute

I'd appreciate knowing how to substitute for buttermilk (not just ). Believe it had something to do with lemon juice and milk, but not sure.

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How to fatten up skim milk for baking

We almost always have either skim milk or 1% milk in the house. When a recipe calls for whole milk can I add light cream to it? If so, what proportions would...

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Baking without wheat, yeast or soy

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 ...

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Brining pretzels

What are the ingredients of pretzel brine and how do I prepare it?

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Crisper pizza crust

I work at a pizzaria. The recipe we use for crust is 16-1/2 lb of flour, 1 lb of yeast, 3 oz of salt, 4 cups of oil, 16 cups of water. My question is how do ...

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What is shortening?

The word "shortening" always confuses me. Is it "butter," "margarine," "lard" or something like "Crisco"?

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What is a sachet of vanilla?

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...

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