Sweet Science of Madeleines

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Madeleines are as iconic as the Eiffel Tower in France. But don’t let these delicate tea cakes fool you, they’re deceptively difficult to master. By understanding the basic techniques of baking, you’ll be chowing down in no time.

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Are Boxed Cake Mixes Foolproof?

Do Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines account for human error? I’ve often wondered if one could truly mess up a boxed cake mix. Baking is much more of a science than cooking, and your technique really matters (just ask my boyfriend, he’s slowly learning 🙂 ) So I decided to put it to the test. […]

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The Trouble with Salt

We all know we eat a lot of salt, probably even too much salt. So, why don’t we just reduce or remove it from our food? The trouble is, it’s much easier said than done. Salt has many functions in food, from flavor to preservation to tenderizing to controlling yeast. And of course, we do need salt in our diet, just not as much as we’re currently consuming. Read on to see the latest experiment that explains exactly why salt reduction is so difficult for food scientists in the cereal industry. 

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