Welcome and Make Yourself at Home

Little bee is a small bakery born from a love of baking. Everything is handmade and from 'scratch'. It's a great feeling to know people enjoy something you have made.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Storage of Baking Powder and Soda...


Both of these are leaveners, but they react under different conditions.  Both need to be stored in a cool dry place.  Once you have opened the container, be sure to keep in a sealed bag or container.  Also note that baking powder will lose its effectiveness around the one year mark.
A bit more information:  Baking soda reacts with an acid to release carbon dioxide which gets caught in the dough or batter and causes it to rise.  It requires the presence of an acid ingredient, such as chocolate, vinegar, a culture dairy product, fruit juice, or molasses.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Always Protect Yourself in the Kitchen

Okay, so you really do need to know how to use a knife, and how not to shred your fingers and so on...but we can't forget about protecting our clothes!  I always wear an apron, because I need to hang my hand towel on the belt strap.  I have many different aprons, but I have to admit that I love my aprons like the ones above (by Jesse Steele)...so adorable.  Click on the link below to see all her aprons:
Jesse Steele Website

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jams, Preserves, & Dessert Toppings

Little bee is kicking off this year with some new items; jams, preserves, and dessert toppings.  Can't wait to get them to you.  The taste testing has been going very well:)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentines Day Chocolate Delicacy

Send that special someone fudge-like brownies with chocolate raspberry sauce to let them know you care...a lot!