One of the main reasons for bread having flour on it is so that the dough won’t stick to any surfaces during baking. Improving the bread’s esthetic value is another reason for artisan bakers to top their bread with flour.
As I like to bake and eat them so much, I decided to write down this fantastic S’mores cookies recipe and share it with you. I hope you’ll find as much joy in it as I do.
Dark chocolate is made of at least 50% cocoa solids, a.k.a. cocoa powder, which has a naturally bitter taste. The higher the cocoa percentage, the lower the sugar percentage is in dark chocolate, which is why the bitter flavor is stronger in 70, 80, or 90% dark chocolate.
Cocoa powder can be sweetened by mixing it with white or brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup. A lesser degree of sweetness can also be achieved by mixing it with milk or melted butter.
Cupcakes often shrink if the batter contains too much air or liquid, creating a so-called balloon effect. Undercooked cupcakes and old baking powder can also lead to deflation and shrinking.
The most common cause for cracked cupcakes is a too high oven temperature, which will make the cupcakes rise too quickly and hence crack on top. Adding too much baking powder will make them rise even faster.