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August 2005

Scones vs. Biscuits

Q: What is the difference between Scones and Biscuits? -- Jolene Opinions vary on this question. Most sources avoid the question completely, referring to both as kinds of Quick Bread. In the book Baking With Julia , based on the PBS series hosted by Julia Child, Dorie Greenspan says that "[Scones] are made in a manner similar to biscuits and,... Read more




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Baker's Percentage

Q: In A Trio of Bread Books, you mention "Baker's Percentage". What is it and how does it work? -- Pat R. Baker's Percentage is a notation method for bread recipes. Using Baker's Percentage, the amount of each ingredient is given as a weight, stated as a percentage of the total weight of flour used. For example, a simple white... Read more




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Black vs. Green Tea

Q: What is the difference between black and green tea? -- Josie Tea, whether green or black, is made from leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis. Beverages made by infusing the leaves or parts of other plants, such as rose hips, chamomile or mint, are technically tisanes. In making black teas, the leaves of the tea plant are left to... Read more




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