Whipping Egg Whites with a Flat Wire Whip

Whipping Egg Whites with a Flat Wire Whip

When whipping whites you can do the job by hand with a wire whip or with an electric mixer. For angel food cake, which uses about 14 egg whites, either elbow grease or electricity accomplish the task in minutes.  When I posted my recipe and…

Recipe and Story: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe and Story: Red Velvet Cupcakes

The startling contrast between the crimson-colored cake and the white frosting just draws people in. The advantage of a cupcake over a slice of cake is that there’s more frosting to cake ratio.

Recipe and Tips: Pound Cake

Recipe and Tips: Pound Cake

The hallmark of a pound cake is its compact, firm texture produced by vigorous beating of butter and sugar, then eggs, to create millions of tiny air cells that expand in the oven’s heat causing the cake to rise magnificently.

Ingredient Feature: The Miraculous Egg

Ingredient Feature: The Miraculous Egg

The chicken egg is an amazing invention of nature.  It has an appealing ovoid shape and comes in all sorts of colors depending on the breed. And aside from its original purpose as a self-contained chamber for the development and nourishment of an embryo, its…