This guide is dedicated to helping you understand the ingredients that you use everyday, how they work, and how to use them to your advantage. We start out with flour, the basis of nearly all baking, and tell how to choose and use the flour to suit your purpose. We talk about yeast and other leaveners. We explore the world of eggs, what they are used for, and how to use them properly and safely. We talk about the complex world of fats and discuss an array of sweeteners to brighten your products. You’ll learn how best to use these ingredients, how to make substitutions, and why things work. Finally, we’ll talk about how ingredients work in a bread machine where they have to come together automatically and on time and we’ll offer tips to make that bread come out just right.
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