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Baking recipes & tips from award winning Chef Gail Sokol.

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #20: Quick Breads

Quick breads are defined and their ease of preparation is discussed. The three mixing methods used to prepare quick breads, the creaming method, the muffin method and the biscuit method are defined and reviewed in detail. Chef Sokol shares the recipe for her award...

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #18: Fermentation

The microscopic organism, yeast, is discussed in detail. The two most common types of yeast are explored. The importance of the fermentation reaction is discussed in relation to yeast breads. Chef Sokol explains the importance of harnessing the carbon dioxide gas...

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #16: Oven Custards

The definition of an oven custard is discussed. Typical oven custards are reviewed, and a simple recipe for crème brûlée is given and how to make it is discussed in detail. Learn how to tell exactly when the custard is ready to take out of the oven.    ...