Why Exact Measurements are Important in Baking

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Why Exact Measurements are Important in Baking

Accuracy in Measurements

In cooking, a pinch of salt, a dash of wine, or a smidge of garlic do just fine. You can afford to put in a little more of this or a little less of that and still come out with a perfect meal. While there is much creativity in baking, when it comes to measurements, accuracy is imperative.

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Gourmet Baking Ingredients - When in Doubt, Throw Them Out

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Baking Ingredients

Gourmet Baking

When baking, it's important to use only the freshest quality ingredients. Perishable items, such as eggs, milk and butter, are always marked with an expiration date and kept refrigerated. Pantry items, however, rely on different storage methods to preserve their shelf-life, keeping them fresh for gourmet baking.

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What's So Special About Strawberries?

Posted on March 03, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Facts about Strawberries

 A Few Facts

Strawberries are magnificent – jam packed with sweet flavor. They are beautiful and versatile; great for baking with or eaten fresh. Who doesn't love a succulent strawberry pie, or romantic chocolate covered strawberries?

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The Balance Between Frosting and Cupcake

Posted on February 18, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Balance between cupcake and frosting

A Delicate Balance

There seems to be at least one cupcake bakery in every town these days. So many cupcake shops... so many opinions about how much frosting to put on top.  Some people prefer the sugary, sweet mounds of frosting on their cupcake, while others enjoy a delicate combination of frosting and cake. We share the latter opinion.

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Baking Soda vs Baking Powder in Desserts

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder in desserts

What’s The Difference?

Baking soda and baking powder are leavening agents that are used in all types of desserts. This means that when mixed and baked, they make the baked goods rise by creating air bubbles.

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    The Rising Cost of Madagascar Vanilla

    Posted on January 02, 2017 by Sweet Day Gourmet

    The Rising Cost of Madagascar Vanilla

    Madagascar Vanilla

    We are a small family–owned business that specializes in gourmet, artisan dessert mixes. From the moment we formed this company, we made a promise to our customers (and ourselves) that we would only use the best and highest quality ingredients in all of our mixes - with no exception.

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    Why do Some Recipes Call for Unsalted Butter?

    Posted on December 15, 2016 by Sweet Day Gourmet

    Salted or Unsalted Butter?

    Salted or Unsalted?

    Some recipes seem to be an odd puzzle at best.  For those who have encountered a recipe that calls for unsalted butter, they may scratch their heads and wonder why the recipe then proceeds to list salt as an ingredient.

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