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What is fondant?

What exactly is fondant? How do you make, and do you have to or can you buy it already made?

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What is treacle?

What is British treacle? I recently purchased a Caribbean cookbook and several of the recipes call for British treacle. If it can't be found locally, can som...

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What is hazelnut spread/Nutella

I came across a recipe for a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. One of the ingredients was "2 oz. chocolate hazelnut spread." Is this a common item one can get at a g...

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What is superfine sugar?

I'm learning how to bake cake and breads. One of the recipes calls for superfine sugar. I went crazy looking for it. Can you please tell me what it is and wh...

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What is frangipane?

I have a cookbook that was written some time ago. In it there is a recipe for frangipan. The recipe resembles pastry cream. It mentions nothing about almond ...

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What is corn syrup?

Could you please tell me what corn syrup is? I live in New Zealand and have not heard this name before. We have golden syrup, treacle, and maple syrup – is i...

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What is castor sugar?

Where can I get cocoa butter, or what would be an acceptable substitute for cocoa butter in a cake recipe?

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Egg whites & frosting

I was wondering if you can make whipped cream or frosting from egg whites. Can you? What's the recipe if you can?

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Egg-whate safety

Once egg whites have been whisked, do they need to be cooked or can they be chilled and eaten safely?

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Can you freeze eggs?

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 ...

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What is Pinconning cheese?

What is Pinconning cheese? I know there is a city in Michigan with that name but I've never heard of the cheese?

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What is a raclette?

I'm looking for a certain product. Its use is similar to a fondue cooker except that you use little frying pans and the food is cooked from the top and botto...

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