Baking—even stress-baking—is a whole lot easier with our guide to baking ingredients, techniques, baked goods storage, and more. Find substitutes for ingredients you don’t have on hand, learn the difference between common ingredients such as baking soda and baking powder, and learn how to store the sweet finished product so it lasts as long as possible.

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Baking Ingredients

What’s the Difference Between Cake Flour, Bread Flour, Pastry Flour, and All-Purpose Flour?

How is cake flour different from pastry flour? What makes bread flour and all-purpose flour distinct? Can you substitute one type of flour for another? If so, how? We sifted through the details to find out the answers to these questions and more.

5 Effective Egg Substitutes for Cooking and Baking

All of these options are vegan, so if you’re baking for someone with an egg allergy or dietary restriction, or have simply run out of eggs, you’re in luck.

Essential How-tos

How to Tell If Pecan Pie Is Done Without Cutting Into It

Here’s an easy way to tell if your pecan pie is done and ready to come out of the oven. Plus, information about how long pecan pie is good for.