Swiss Meringue 101

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Fundamentals 9 Comments

Learn how to make Swiss meringue, the most stable of all meringues, along with a little food science about how Swiss meringue is different than the other meringue preparations. This post is part of my Baking Fundamentals series where I teach basic baking techniques.  Hello there! It is currently extremely early in the morning and I am very foggy eyed, but I am here and excited because today I am sharing another baking fundamentals post with you! Today I am teaching you about Swiss Meringue, how to make it, and a little science behind what makes it different than the other …

Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Baker Bettie Cakes, Chiffon Cakes, Frostings and Sauces, Sweets 6 Comments

Learn how to make angel food cake with this simple step-by-step tutorial & recipe with blueberry ginger sauce. You can even make it without cream of tartar! Angel food cake is simply put together by making a simple sweetened foam (aka meringue) and then folding flour into it.  Angel food cake is by far one of my favorite cakes if it is made well. A well made angel food cake is the most light and tender cake around, and bonus, it is naturally really low in fat! If you aren’t familiar with the makeup of angel food cake, it by definition …

French Meringue 101

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Fundamentals 2 Comments

French meringue is the easiest meringue preparation. Learn how to make easy meringue  with only two ingredients and just a few steps. This preparation can be used for baked meringues, pie toppings, folded into cake batters and many other uses!  I have vivid memories of grade school and first learning addition and subtraction. I was good at it. We had this timed test where you were given 100 addition or subtraction problems and if you could do them all correctly in 5 minutes your paper would go up on the wall of fame and you would be given a set …

Light and Fluffy Meringue Pancakes

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Pancakes & Waffles 66 Comments

Extremely light and airy pancake recipe without baking powder! The pancakes are made by folding a simple meringue into the batter. This recipe requires no-baking powder or baking soda and can be whipped together in minutes!  I try to notice trends when looking at my stats for the blog. Trends of search terms that are bringing people here. It helps me gauge what is most popular and if I’m missing out on a topic that people are really interested in. I’ve been noticing lately that a common search term people are using to get here is “pancake recipe without baking powder.” …

Dark Chocolate Custard with Meringue

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 7 Comments

Easy dark chocolate custard with meringue. Rich and velvety and a perfect ending to a romantic dinner. Serve in little coffee cups or ramekins. Very simple and elegant My husband and I met at work. I was new, he had worked there for a long time. And everyone knew him. I was shy. He didn’t seem shy at all. He walked around the office with confidence. Joking with everyone. Fixing computer problems, and printer problems, or anything IT related. He would turn things off and then on again to make them work. He was just someone you noticed. We almost immediately …