High-Altitude Baking Adjustments
By Laura Marrich
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.
Beat only to soft-peak stage.
Reduced by 25°F.
Decrease by about 5 minutes.
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.
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