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Baking recipes & tips from award winning Chef Gail Sokol.

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #13: Egg Foams

Chef Sokol defines egg foams and discusses how useful they are in certain baked goods. The three types of egg foams are explained and when each is used. Tips to create the fluffiest egg foams or meringues are shared....

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #12: Eggs

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients to a baker. Chef Sokol begins with a discussion of the anatomy of the egg and the importance of each part. Learn how eggs affect batters and doughs through their own super powers. From their ability to hold air to their...

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #10: Talking Pie Crusts

Different types of pie crusts are discussed in detail. Chef Sokol will teach you which pastry is best suited for which specific pie or tart. Understand how the protein matrix, gluten, is formed, and how to control it to reduce toughness in pie crusts. Learn what goes...