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Can you freeze a bread starter?

Julia Child's recipe for a mixed-starter bread calls for using a small piece of previously made yeast dough. Can this dough have been frozen & thawed?

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What is pain de campagne?

I have found a recipe that calls for "1 slice of pain de campagne." What is this ingredient? It says to toast it. I believe it is a bread of some sort. If so...

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What is cookie flour?

I recieved a recipe for a German Stollen with the ingredient cookie flour. Can you tell me what "cookie flour" is?

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Substitutes for cake flour?

I have a recipe that calls for 1/3 cup cake flour. Since I don't bake a great deal of cakes, I don't want to purchase an entire bag. Is there a recipe for ma...

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What are blini?

What is the definition of a blini, and what origin are they?

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Baking mistakes: oven too hot

I just baked a cake and 5 minutes before it was to be done, I realized I had the oven set at 375° instead of 350°! Is this an emergency, as in, will I need t...

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What is nesselrode?

Please tell me what nestlerod(e) is and what kind of recipes it is used for?

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What is Death by Chocolate?

I have noticed that several restaurants will serve a dessert called Death by Chocolate, but they are all different desserts. It there a standard Death by Cho...

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