Healthy Baking Guide

Baking can be very rewarding—especially when the fruits of your labor turn out healthy and delicious. Browse through our best techniques and recipes to start your delectable baking adventure.

Basic Baking Skills

Knowing what ingredients to use and general baking skills are key to getting started with your sweets.

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Salted and Unsalted Butter

Salted vs Unsalted Butter

Learn the subtle differences between these two butters for the next time you get ready to bake.

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How to Soften Hard Brown Sugar

How to Soften Hard Brown Sugar

Here's a tip to help you soften your rock-solid brown sugar.

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How to Skin Hazelnuts

How to Skin Hazelnuts

The brown skin on a hazelnut is very bitter. Remove the skin and it will add a much better flavor to your spread. 

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How to Grate & Shave Chocolate

How to Grate and Shave Chocolate

Learn the easiest and most efficient way to grate and shave chocolate for your favorite dessert.

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How to Brown Butter

How to Brown Butter

Learn this nifty trick for when you want a new twist on cooking your butter.

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Types of Flour

Types of Flour

Find out what flour will best suit your next baked homemade treat.

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Types of Sugar

Types of Sugar

Sugars take on many different forms and uses. Discover what roles these sugars play when they are factored into your recipe.

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