How Do Different Ingredients Affect Baking Recipes?

Recipe Questions

Q: Is there a way to compare baking recipes with slightly different ingredients and reliably guess the outcome of each recipe? Like one pound cake recipe that calls for six eggs and another that calls for four? Or a recipe calling for more baking powder or baking soda?

Sent by Jennifer

Editor: Check out the book BakeWise by Shirley O. Corriher. She goes over every single baking ingredient and how more or less of it affects various recipes. It's a terrific resource for curious minds like ours!

BakeWise by Shirley O. Corriher

Readers, what advice do you have for how ingredients affect a baking recipe?


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