All About Ingredients

Learn about familiar and less-common ingredients, along with storage tips, DIY ideas, and recipe suggestions to try them out yourself.

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How to Make Your Own Cake Flour
Read this before you make a run to the store.
Common Ingredient Substitutions
Out of baking powder (or baking soda or even milk)? Make your own with our ingredient substitutions guide.
What Is Coconut Flour and How Do You Use It?
Before you dive into that bag of coconut flour, it helps to know a few things about what you're getting into and how best to use it.
The 5 Best Cornstarch Substitutes for Cooking and Baking
If you're out of cornstarch, check your pantry for one of these substitutes.
7 Ways to Make a Box Cake Mix Taste Homemade
It's hard to argue with the convenience of a box mix cake, especially when you're short on time and/or cake-baking expertise. But if you want it to taste like you really made it from scratch, try one or more of these easy upgrades.
What Is Caster Sugar and What's a Good Substitute?
Here's what to know about the British baking ingredient.
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