Bread Tips

Do you want to learn how to prove bread at home? Or have you ran out of yeast and want to find out how to make bread without it? We cover all bread related questions and help you create the best loaf you’ve ever made!

No Bake Cheesecake Tips

No Bake Cheesecake Tips

Even though a no bake cheesecake is quite easy to make and doesn’t require much technique, let’s take a look at a few no bake cheesecake tips that will take your cheesecake game to the next level!

Baked Cheesecake Tips

Baked Cheesecake Tips

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like cheesecake. Baked or not baked, cheesecake is the ultimate dessert to make when you want to impress your friends. But, cheesecake can be a little difficult to perfect, especially if you are attempting a baked cheesecake.

Best Cupcake Recipes

Best Cupcake Recipes

I have tried so many different cupcake flavors throughout the years and it’s fair to say, I love them all! This article took me far too long to write because I just couldn’t decide which are my all time favorites. After weeks of going backwards and forwards, I finally narrowed it down to these 8 best cupcake recipes and flavors.

Top 10 Cake Tips

Top 10 Cake Tips

Making cake can be quite challenging if you are new to the world of baking. Here are some of the best top 10 cake tips that will help you make the perfect cake every time.

Types of Cheesecakes

Types of Cheesecakes

If you thought that the only cheesecake out there is a New York cheesecake or no-bake one, you’re wrong! There are so many different types of cheesecakes out there that I didn’t even know of.

Cookie Flavors

Cookie Flavors

There is no doubt that cookies are the ultimate treat.

They can be gooey, chewy, crispy, thin, thick, soft and are totally irresistible. Cookies come in all different shapes and sizes, and in all sorts of different flavors. I absolutely love cookies, so here are 10 of my favorite cookie flavors and ones you definitely need to try!

Can I make bread without yeast?

Can I make bread without yeast?

If you’re in a rush or have ran out of yeast you might be thinking, ‘Can I make bread without yeast?’. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can! Let’s take a look at what types of bread can be made without yeast.

How To Prove Bread

How To Prove Bread

Proving (also known as proofing) bread is probably the most important part of making homemade bread. Well, devouring warm, fresh bread straight out of the oven is definitely the most important part of making bread, but proving it comes as a close second. 

Why Let Dough Rest?

Why Let Dough Rest?

You can easily pick up a loaf of bread at your local bakery, or you can spend hours, if not days, trying to create the best sourdough loaf you’ve ever made. 
For something that is made with such simple and natural ingredients, like flour, water and yeast, why can it be so time consuming? 

Can you use yeast instead of baking powder?

Can you use yeast instead of baking powder?

Yeast is a microorganism that is part of the fungus family. Yeast has been used for centuries to make bread and if you are a bread lover, you will certainly have used yeast to make your delicious bread.

Is My Yeast Active?

Is My Yeast Active?

Have you had your yeast sitting in the fridge or in your pantry for longer than you can remember? I still remember that time I attempted to make pizza dough with active dry yeast that had been opened for a while and kept in the pantry (mistake #1). 

What Yeast Is Best For Bread?

What Yeast Is Best For Bread?

Yeast, to grow, eats on the sugars. The sugar can come from natural sugars in the flour or the extra sugar or honey we add to the dough. You can make bread without sugar, but if you want a nice rise to your dough, it’s definitely a good idea to add some.

Can you make bread without a mixer?

Can you make bread without a mixer?

I know making bread by hand can seem scary at first, but it really shouldn’t. Making bread without a stand mixer takes some time, but with just a few tips up your sleeve, you’ll become a pro in no time. There are actually different ways in which you can strengthen the gluten in the dough without needing a mixer.

Why Score Bread?

Why Score Bread?

Why Score Bread? What are the benefits?    I always get drawn to the intricate designs on loaves in a bakery. Bread scoring patterns can vary from just a simple cut along the side, creating what is known as the ‘ear’, or, others can be as complicated as...

Can You Make Bread Without Bread Flour?

Can You Make Bread Without Bread Flour?

The short answer is yes, you can definitely make bread without bread flour and it comes out equally as delicious, depending on the type of flour you use of course. The most common and well known flours are plain flour, self-rising flour, cake flour and bread flour.

How To Tell If A Cheesecake Is Undercooked

How To Tell If A Cheesecake Is Undercooked

Wondering how to tell if a cheesecake is undercooked? A simple yet effective way to tell if your cheesecake is undercooked or not is by jiggling it. Pop on a pair of oven gloves and open the oven. Gently give the cheesecake a little shake.

When to remove paddle from bread machine

When to remove paddle from bread machine

Once you press ‘start’ on your machine, put a timer on. You are basically trying to see how much time passes between you starting your machine to when the final rise begins. Your bread machine should have a manual with the timeline of each step, so with some simple maths, you’ll be able to work out when your bread begins it’s final rise.

How to Stop a Cake from Doming

How to Stop a Cake from Doming

The main reason why your cake domes in the middle is because your oven is too hot. When you place your cake batter in the oven, it starts to cook at different speeds.
The outer edge of the cake begins to cook first, with the middle of the cake having more time to bake and rise. By the time the whole cake has baked, the outer edges are burnt and the centre has domed.

Can I leave bread in the bread machine?

Can I leave bread in the bread machine?

When I first got my bread maker, I got a little confused with the delay timer and ended up setting my bread on multiple occasions to bake much earlier than I intended. It wasn’t until the morning that I realised that my bread had just been sitting there for lord knows how many hours!