Q&A

Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how

Using Vinegar When Making Pastry
03 Apr 2019 - Anneka Manning

Q: Why would I add apple cider vinegar to my pastry? What does it do?⁣

Adjusting Baking Times
17 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning

Q: I would like to ask how you adjust baking time of a cake if your tin is a different size?

Aluminium In Baking Powders
17 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: Why do some baking powders contain aluminium?
Domed Cakes
17 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning

Q: Why do most of my cakes dome in the centre, no matter what type of cake they are?

Removing Nuts From Recipes
17 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning

Q: I’m wondering if leaving the nuts out of a recipe will affect anything?

Chewy ANZAC Biscuits
17 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning

Q: I added a tablespoon of extra water to my Anzac biscuit mixture as I like them chewy – is this the best way to adjust the texture?

Cupcake Cases
17 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: How do I stop the cupcake paper coming away from the cupcakes once they're baked?
Dense Cakes
03 Jul 2018 - Anneka Manning

Q: The texture of my teacake came out quite dense, what do you think may have happened?