Nichole and I decided to start this year off with some more educational posts. Well, that idea brought together another idea for a cooking school section in the blog. Nothing fancy really. We will be following an agenda that will teach our readers and authors something new daily, weekly, or monthly depending on our own learning pace. These posts will include videos (our own or by other source) and pictorials. We have a big month planned for February so, we wanted to get it annouced and start it off with a little survey for everyone to take part in. This sruvey will also be in connection with February's giveaway (that will be announced soon).
What Cooking tips have you learned?
(i.e. old wives tales, do's and don'ts etc.)
Simply leave a comment or if you are an author, you are welcome to make it post with or without a picture.
A cooking tip I would like to share is the secret to why
Chocolate cakes should NEVER be leavened with baking powder.
Chocolate has a high acid level that is would offset the balance of the Cream of Tarter in the Baking Powder. In addition, when baking soda is used, recipes usually call for some kind of sour mixutre (sour cream, yogurt, buttermilk etc.) so that the batter will not become too alkali and bitter. If it does become too alkali, it can also turn red instead of brown.