When it comes to baking, a good recipe can only do so much. There is an unavoidable learning curve, with visual and tactile cues you have to see and feel for yourself. This makes some would-be bakers nervous, but snapping a quick pic can help ease your worried mind.
Far too many home cooks have a mental block about homemade bread. This is a huge bummer: bread is among the most satisfying and rewarding things you can learn to make, but complex recipes and unnecessary gate-keeping scare off all but the most stubborn of newbie bakers.
You may have heard that a humid kitchen can adversely affect your pie dough, making it wet and sticky, but it’s actually the temperature of your ingredients and equipment that are to blame.