Friday, January 8, 2010

Cooking Hints: Some Tips for cooking

  • Always preheat oven to desired temperature. Increase sea level recipes by 25º.
  • Powedered milk may be sifted with dry ingredients for cakes, cookies and water added separately.
  • Be sure your powder is still active. Try 1 teaspoon of it in 1/3 cup hot water. Don´t use it unless it bubbles enthusiastically.
  • At high altitudes flour tends to dry out. Should the dough appear a bit too dry add a small quantity more of liquid.
  • Converting sea level baking recipes to high altitudes:
Baking Powder : Decrease 1/4 to 1/2 per teaspoon
called for.
Liquid : Increase 2 tablespoons per cup called for.
Sugar : Decrease 1/4 to 1/3 per cup called for.
Baking Temperatures : Increase 25º F (14º C)
  • Approximate temperature conversion:

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