Maine Culinary Schools – Community College

Maine Culinary Schools - Community College

Anyone looking through the culinary schools in Maine will realize that there aren’t any institutions that are independently dedicated to teaching the culinary arts, but there are very good degree programs offered at various colleges and universities that one can enroll with. Aside from having a … [Read more...]

What can be used as a shortening substitute?

shortening substitute,

Shortening is often mistaken for a process in baking. It actually refers to a type of fat that you can mix into dough to make the crust of pies, tarts and other baked goods crumblier and softer. Although it sounds irreplaceable, there are a few products you can use as shortening substitute. Bakers … [Read more...]

What is a good substitute for baking soda?

substitute for baking soda

Baking soda is on almost every list of baking ingredients. It is a mysterious and volatile white powder. Many people have no clue how it is made and only a few know it can be mined directly from the earth. You probably still have the packet you bought from a decade ago because recipes only need a … [Read more...]

What are the ingredients of butter?

butter ingredients

Many nutrition experts are on the fence about who should eat butter and who shouldn’t. It is often mistaken by people for margarine, which only adds to the confusion. There are also differences between butter made at home and the types available in grocery stores. The best way to answer all the … [Read more...]

What is Shortening?

what is shortening

If you like baking your own treats at home, you might have stumbled upon some recipes and asked yourself “what is shortening?” The chemical process involved is a nightmare to understand. It’s usually explained in a string of scientific terms. It is basically a type of fat added to dough to make … [Read more...]