Alibi V.16 No.45 • Nov 8-14, 2007 

Holiday Grub

High-Altitude Baking Adjustments

Albuquerque is perched at a little over 5,300 feet, which changes the alchemy of the way we bake. Follow these simple guidelines and your Thanksgiving cakes won't fall flat.

Egg Whites

Beat only to soft-peak stage.

Oven Temperature

Reduced by 25°F.

Baking Time

Decrease by about 5 minutes.

Baking Powder

Reduce each teaspoon of baking powder the recipe calls for by 1/8-1/4 teaspoon.


Reduce each cup of sugar the recipe calls by 1/2-2 teaspoons.


Add 2-4 tablespoons to each cup of liquid the recipe calls for.