Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how
The difference between bicarbonate of soda and baking powder
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka ManningBoth baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are known as chemical leavening or raising agents (yeast is also a raising agent but it is a...
Six Ways To Choose A New Recipe
16 Mar 2018 - Anneka ManningDo you sometimes find it hard to choose a recipe, especially when you want to bake? I’m going to help make this decision easy for you. It isn’t a tricky process, just a bunch of questions – questions that will help you choose a recipe that is right for you.
Simplicity - the key to baking success?
18 Oct 2017 - Anneka ManningWe all want to impress. We want to bake something fabulous, something that everybody will love. However, fabulous doesn’t have to mean complicated. Choosing a simple recipe is sometimes the key to achieving success in the kitchen.
How to feed, maintain, store and use your sourdough starter
15 Sep 2017 - Anneka ManningA practical, step-by-step guide with tips, tricks and timelines on how to make, feed, maintain and use your sourdough starter. What is a sourdough starter?...
Why is it best to use fresh eggs at room temperature when making a sponge cake?
19 May 2015 - Anneka ManningWhen making a sponge cake eggs are whisked with sugar to increase their volume and lighten them, resulting in the characteristic fine crumb and light...