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Baking Radio: Chef Gail Sokol's Baking Podcast

Jul 30, 2018

We tend to use adjectives to describe what we love about our favorite cookies. These adjectives include words like: chewy, soft, crispy or hard. Did you know that cookie characteristics can be manipulated by using specific ingredients, or changing the baking time, and even greasing or not greasing the pan the cookie is...

Jul 23, 2018

Chemical Leaveners are ingredients that are typically used in quick breads, cakes, cookies and even certain candies. These leaveners include: baking powder and baking soda. Combined with certain wet and dry ingredients in the recipe, these chemical leaveners help the baked good to rise. Learn the difference...

Jul 18, 2018

Truffles are defined, and Chef Sokol shares a simple truffle recipe. How to form truffles is discussed along with detailed directions on how to embellish them, and store them properly for the longest shelf life. The many types of chocolate coatings that can be used to dip truffles are reviewed with recommendations.

Jul 9, 2018

Chef Sokol takes a closer look at cocoa butter and when it needs to be stabilized or tempered. A few simple candies and garnishes are discussed. Learn how to make these creative treats, and how to store them.

Jul 2, 2018

Learn how to handle and treat chocolate in various recipes. Chef Sokol takes a close look at cocoa butter, and why it needs special care. The listener will discover what it means when chocolate seizes or is in bloom.