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Many of us didn’t learn baking at our mother’s knee … here are some tips to help fill those gaps.

BAKING How to stop soggy pastry

When you are making a fruit tart, the moisture that leaks out of the fruit during cooking can make the base of the pastry soggy, even if you have blind-baked the pastry case first. Here are the best ways we have found to prevent this happening.

HOW TO COOK

Can you substitute fresh yeast for dry yeast and how much should you use? What’s the difference in using fresh and dry yeast? How do you reconstitute dry yeast? We answer your questions.

BAKING

How do you fill a sponge cake so that the filling can be seen from the outside of the cake, but doesn’t spill out down the sides? + IDEAS for cake fillings and how to freeze sponge cakes.