However, Rav Belsky zt”l said in the name of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l that the correct Bracha for rice cakes is Mezonos. Although individual puffed rice is Hoadama, in this case, the rice fuses together and forms a cake. Therefore, it is like cooked rice that sticks together whose BrachaRead More →

The American version of strawberry shortcake is a biscuit with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. In France, so called ‘shortcake’ does not exist but there is a strawberry cake that is a pink sponge cake with pink frosting, all made with strawberries as the primary ingredient. What flavor is strawberryRead More →

Thanks to new spices from the East, they had all the ingredients to bake the honey cake themselves. One of those new – and most valuable – ingredients was pepper. Thanks to the addition of these specific spices, the cake was given the name ‘peperkoek’, as we know it inRead More →

Do you need to line the sides of a cake tin? You don’t have to line the sides of a cake tin with baking parchment or greaseproof paper however it does stop the cake from burning around the outside and it stops the cake from sticking to the edges too.Read More →

Sheet pans usually come in three standard sizes. A quick guideline for servings follows: A 1/4 Sheet Cake Pan is 9 by 12 inches, which will usually serve 12 to 20 people. How much cake is a quarter sheet? As the name implies, a quarter sheet cake is one-fourth theRead More →

The cake competitors are talented, but so is one of the judges: Milwaukee’s own Kimberly Hall. Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in season one, and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) took home the crown in season two. Now the rivals are back for a third roundRead More →

Chemical leavening agents release carbon dioxide gases within the cake mixture during the baking process, helping the batter to rise into a porous structure. Examples of chemical leaveners include baking powder, baking soda and cream of tartar. Which gas is produced during the preparation of bread? Explanation: Carbon-di-oxide is releasedRead More →