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    The Skinny on Fats: Butter, Shortening, and Oils

    When it comes to baking, taste is everything. Sure it needs to look good, but if it tastes like old shoes, no amount of edible glitter in the world can save it. So when it comes to adding fats to your recipe, and this could include, Butter, Shortening, oil, or lard, choosing the RIGHT fat, can make or break your result, literally. The Science of Fats Firstly, why do we add fats? Fat tastes good. Sadly. Fat is a flavour enhancer, but it also has...

    Basic Chocolate Buttercream

    Basic Chocolate Buttercream Quick and easy, and did I mention ridiculously delicious? Perfect for every kind of cake, cupcake, random spoonful at 3am (no judgement here!) 500 g (18 oz) Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)4 tbsp Cocoa Powder250 g (9 oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible, or another quality butter)2 tsp Vanilla Essence/FlavourWater to thin as necessary Mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy, and add your icing sugar a bit at a time, making...

    Basic Buttercream

    Basic Buttercream While the process is basic, the taste is far from it. Perfect for every kind of baking need, and crusting too, so perfect for playing with your food! 500 g (18 oz) Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)250 g (9 oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible, or another quality butter)2 tsp Vanilla FlavourWater to thin as necessary Mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy, and add your icing sugar a bit at a time, making sure it’s nice and mixed...