November 25, 2008
It's me Shirley Corriher. Below are the chief concerns of bakers everywhere as well as the solutions I give them. Hope this helps with your holiday baking: How to Make Muffins with Peaks
For a peak on muffins, the outside of the muffins must set while the inside is still juicy and rising. You need an oven temperature of at least 400°F/ 204°C. Also, an acidic batter (made with buttermilk or sour cream), which makes batters set faster, is an advantage. Crumbly Cookies
When the cook adds water to flour, two proteins (glutenin and gliadin) in the flour join...
November 21, 2008
When I come up with a really great recipe, or figure out how or why something happens, I can’t wait to share it with everybody. I just get really excited if I can make something taste better or have a better texture or just be a lot better than it was before. My Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, for example, I roll them in regular table sugar before I roll them in confectioners’ sugar. This does two things--the confectioners’ sugar doesn’t soak in so it is snow-white against the black chocolate instead of a spotty gray and, best of all, the cookies have a crunchy surface that makes a perfect bite with the soft fudgy...