learning the Basics

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Welcome to our Baking Basics Page! The trick to baking success is having a complete understanding of the basics whether it be understanding your ingredients, knowing how to measure accurately, or learning mixing techniques.

Here on our baking basics page, I will be sharing all the tips and tricks I have learned from baking experiences to help you guarantee success in the kitchen.

Ready to Learn?

Low Carb baking definitely has it’s own set of rules and tricks! When I first began baking I thought switching to low carb shouldn’t be that hard.

Was I ever wrong! I swiftly discovered that there was lots to learn as I journeyed into the world of low carb baking. The first little bit was filled with lots of learning and I am excited to be able to share my discoveries with you!

 

           

The First Rule To Low Carb Baking

If you grew up learning to bake with flour and sugar like I did, gluten free can seem like a huge challenge. Trying to get those cakes or cookies to come out like I was used to swiftly proved to be impossible, and I was immediately disappointed.

Then it hit me, I began to understand the first rule to low carb baking. 

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Storing Low Carb Baked Goods

One of the biggest tricks to meal prepping low carb baked goods is storing them. Though most low carb snacks freeze and store well they may not last quite as long as traditional baked goods due to the lack of sugar.. Not only does sugar cause your baked goods to retain moisture, it is also a preservative. Add extra eggs, cream cheese, etc. to the mix and you just shortened the shelf life of your baked goods a little bit more.

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What is Gluten? How Do I Substitute It?

When most people hear the word gluten, they think of it as just another word for wheat. Though this answer is somewhat correct, gluten is so much more than that. While wheat has higher amounts of gluten than other grains, gluten can also be found in various other grains such as rye, spelt, and barley.

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Measuring Dry Ingredients

Measuring your ingredients correctly is crucial when baking, particularly in low carb recipes. This story helps teach bakers the importance of measuring correctly, as well as tips on how to do it in a fun and creative manner.

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Repurposing Mistakes

 

In my experimentation with what was supposed to have been this week’s recipe I learned a very important lesson in low carb baking.

“Learn to repurpose mistakes.” 

In my experimentation with what was supposed to have been this week’s recipe I learned a very important lesson in low carb baking. 

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