Get the Best Baked Goods Possible By Understanding Your Oven

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Want to get the most out of your baking, with consistent results? The trick is in knowing your oven. Every appliance has its own quirks, and we cover the basics for gas, electric, and convection models. Plus, we explain how to test your oven for hot spots with a loaf of white bread. Read more now.

Perfect Cake Pops: All the Basics You’ll Ever Need to Know

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With bright colors and beautiful decorations, cake pops are the perfect sweet ending for a party. Learn all the basics – plus a few tips and tricks – with this step-by-step guide. From mixing the perfect dough to expertly dipping and decorating your bite-sized desserts, get all the info you need now on Foodal.

How to Blanch Almonds

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Do you have a recipe that calls for blanched almonds but you just have regular nuts in your pantry? You can blanch and deskin them yourself in a couple of minutes. Find out what you need to know now!

What Is Brown Butter and How Do You Make It?

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Looking for a new way to cook with butter? Follow our easy step-by-step guide to get perfectly nutty and toasty brown butter. Master this yummy technique to use in sauces, pastries, and so much more. You only need just a couple minutes to completely transform one of your favorite ingredients! Grab a stick or two of butter, and get cooking now on Foodal.

What Types of Whole Grain Can You Grind at Home?

Make your own nutrient-packed and flavorful flour at home with these whole grains. | Foodal.com

Freshly milled flour has a lively taste and superior nutrition compared to refined flour. Check out our whole grain purchasing guide now for all the details and links you’ll need to enjoy bulk savings on dried grains, seeds, and legumes! And those with gluten intolerance can find suitable wheat replacements with alternative cereal and legume crops. Read more now!

A Sweet Syrup Redeemed: Why You Need to Try Molasses

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The dark history behind molasses is no reason to eschew this versatile and flavorful sweetener. Keep reading to learn more on Foodal about how to add this sticky syrup to sweet desserts, beverages, and savory dishes.

How to Bake Without Breaking Any Eggs

Learn how to bake without eggs. | Foodal.com

Cutting eggs out of your baking repertoire isn’t the worst thing in the world. We share our favorite recipes and substitutes so you can continue baking the cookies, muffins, and breads that you love, egg free! Read more now on Foodal.

The Best Cake Decorating Tools that Every Baker Should Own

Tips are one of the many essential tools needed for cake decorating. | Foodal.com

No clue what tools to get for decorating cakes? Set aside your decorating conundrum! Foodal has the ultimate review of cake decorating tools that every baker should own. Read our detailed list of all the top pieces of equipment to have on hand so you can decorate your desserts beautifully. Read more now on Foodal.

A Sweet Guide to Sugar: Different Types and How to Use Them

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Granulated, powdered, caster, turbinado, brown, sanding: there are lots of different types of sugar, and the list goes on! Avoid the insane sugar crash and look to Foodal for the best guide to understanding the most popular varieties. Find out exactly what each type is, and how you can use each one for your own cooking and baking needs. Read our article now!

Celebrate with a Slice of Very Vanilla Butter Cake

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Want to learn how to make a basic vanilla cake? If you’re looking for a dessert that is fluffy, buttery, and packed with delicious flavor, you’ll love our recipe. Whether you’re making round layers or cupcakes, decorating it with vanilla or chocolate buttercream, you will definitely use this basic batter over and over again for so many of your desserts. Get the recipe now on Foodal.