Baking Ingredients

10 Recipes That Use Up That Jar of Applesauce — Recipes from The Kitchn

I love to make a big pot of applesauce after a day of apple picking — there's something just so satisfying about its simplicity. However, after a few days of eating it from a bowl, dusted with cinnamon, I tend to grow tired of the snack. Luckily, there is a whole lot more you can do with applesauce. It's an incredibly useful ingredient in the kitchen, particularly in baking, as it adds moisture and can be a wholesome substitute for eggs, oil, or butter. Here are 10 recipes that prove it.


The One Baking Ingredient You Should Never Splurge On — Shopping

Just like winter, baking season is coming! While it's super fun to mix up cookies, pies, gingerbread, and all those holiday treats, it can also get pretty expensive. Between fancy baker's chocolate, nuts (nuts!), several types of flour, and vanilla extract, you can spend a small fortune stocking up your pantry.

Luckily, there's one ingredient you don't have to splurge on.


What Is Wondra Flour? — Tips from The Kitchn

Among the rows of all-purpose, pastry, cake, whole-wheat, and alternative flours (like almond and coconut) stands bright-blue canisters that look like they may have been there for decades. That's good ol' Wondra flour. I've walked past it for years, intrigued by the vintage-looking label but never enough to stop and really find out what it actually is and what makes it stand apart from the rest. Turns out it can do a whole slew of wonderful things, making it a worthy addition to your pantry.


What’s Date Sugar, and How Do You Use It? — Ingredient Intelligence

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Dates seem to be having their time in the superfood spotlight. Full of potassium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber, this sweet fruit is being churned into paste and syrup, and even being dried and turned into sugar. Does date sugar rival its granulated counterparts when it comes to baked goods, and does it hold the same nutritional power as whole dates? We did some digging to learn all about how date sugar is made and how we can (and cannot) use date sugar in the kitchen.


5 Tips for Baking with Greek Yogurt — Tips from The Kitchn

You're desperately craving Saturday morning pancakes, but the buttermilk in your fridge expired two weeks ago and you're all out of milk. You do, however, have a tub of Greek yogurt — and, surprise! It can] do the job just as well.

Greek yogurt may be primarily a wholesome breakfast staple, but it's also an incredible tool when it comes to baking. It can be used, just like other dairy products, to make moist and tender cakes, biscuits, breads, and more. Here's how to get started in baking with yogurt.


7 Ways to Bake with Almond Flour and Almond Meal — Passover Recipes from The Kitchn

If you've wandered the baking aisle and noticed the intriguing bags of almond flour and almond meal on the shelves, here are all the answers to convince you to pick one up. Both are great tools for successful (and delicious) gluten-free baking, but you don't strictly have to be following that diet to appreciate their use in the kitchen. Here's everything you need to know about both almond flour and almond meal, from what they are, how they are different, and all the tasty ways you can bake with them.


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