Tuesday, January 4, 2011
King Arthur Flour, one of my favorite stores and catalogs on Earth and a dream for pretty much any baker, has a Baking Hotline! What! No way. Yes way!
Can't figure out why your bread isn't rising? Wondering why the edges of your brownies get crisp while the middle is still raw? Not sure of a substitute for whole wheat pastry flour? Is your buttercream lumpy? Unable to keep your homemade caramel from burning? Bundt cake stuck in the pan? I can think of a million baking questions that either I've asked at some point, or someone has asked me. No question is dumb. There was a first time for every piece of knowledge I now have about baking. I've read a lot of books, talked to my mom, watched cooking shows on TV, and still, I have more and more questions that come up as I try new things or experience little "emergencies" in the kitchen.
So how cool is it that King Arthur Flour has a Baking Hotline! There are two ways to reach a King Arthur Flour baking expert:
CALL (802) 649-3717
Their website says they will respond to you within 24 hours and often sooner. Amazing! I am so excited by this I am beside myself. I feel like I just pulled the sword from the stone. OK, sorry, had to go there. I love you, King Arthur Flour!