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What is Gelatine made of?
What is Gelatine made of?

The first thing to understand when looking at gelatine is what it actually is. Gelatine is a colourless and flavourless ingredient, that is commonly derived from collagen from animals. It can come in two forms when used in baking, either a brittle sheet or as a...

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5 essential tips for beginner bakers
5 essential tips for beginner bakers

5 Essential tips for beginner bakers Starting out in baking can be a daunting process. This is my top 5 essential tips for beginner bakers to get you on the right path. Just like learning any new skill it will take a while to get comfortable with how everything works....

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Tips for getting the perfect tart base
Tips for getting the perfect tart base

How to Make Perfect Tart Shells Getting perfect tart shells is something that can look very easy when you watch cookery shows. The reality though is that getting a perfect shell is made up of lots of small processes. All the details add together to make a thin, secure...

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How to make pastry cream
How to make pastry cream

What is it for? Pastry cream (or crème patisserie) is one of the most important recipes in the pastry kitchen. From tarts to eclairs to trifles, this versatile cream pops up in so many places and is one of the first things you learn as a pastry chef. Contrary to the...

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How to glaze a cake properly
How to glaze a cake properly

How to glaze a cake properly Learning how to glaze a cake properly is a big part of life in professional kitchens and cake shops. If done right, in my opinion there is no cleaner way to finish a cake than with a glaze. Most glazes are made with a base of water, sugar,...

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Everything you need to know about Sourdough Starters
Everything you need to know about Sourdough Starters

What is a Sourdough Starter What are sourdough starters? Well sourdough differs from a more conventional bread in that it is not leavened by manufactured yeast. Instead it relies on a natural yeast introduced to the bread dough via what we call a starter. When we talk...

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Baking With Coconut Flour
Baking With Coconut Flour

Non-gluten flours have become increasingly more popular over the years. In this blog post, we discuss coconut flour in more detail & how it can be used in baking.

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Buttercream Piping Techniques
Buttercream Piping Techniques

Buttercream piping techniquesButtercream Piping Techniques  Buttercream Piping Techniques when baking, especially when decorating your products are an extremely important skill. One product very likely to be in the piping bag you use is a buttercream, as this is...

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Raspberry Coulis Recipe
Raspberry Coulis Recipe

Raspberry Coulis RecipeRaspberry Coulis RecipeCoulis itself is a thin puree or sauce derived from fruits or vegetables. The term is however much more commonly used for fruit based products. Typically used as a drizzling sauce or garnish for plated desserts, coulis are...

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Baking With Coconut Flour
Baking With Coconut Flour

Non-gluten flours have become increasingly more popular over the years. In this blog post, we discuss coconut flour in more detail & how it can be used in baking.

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How to make icing sugar at home
How to make icing sugar at home

Icing sugar is used to produce items such as butter creams and icing. Find out the different ways that you can create icing sugar at home in this blog post.

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