Help For High Altitude

Decorating By auntieK Updated 26 Jun 2008 , 1:49am by regbevjon

auntieK Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 8:42pm
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Any suggestions for sucessful baking of 12" layers at 8100 feet?

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sadiepix Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 11:22pm
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Try googling "high altitude baking" for more ideas.
Here are some I found for 7,00 feet and up-

Good luck, that is not a challenge I would want!

regbevjon Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:44am
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I live at about 7700 ft., and the WASC recipe works for me EVERYTIME. Can't say that about other recipes, but this one ......WHAT A FIND! THANK YOU CAKECENTRAL FAMILY!!!!

lovinkakes Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:44am
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I love high altitude threads. I'm at 5000 ft. I try to get my mixes to a pound cake-like thickness and never use a runny batter. That said, add 1/4 - 3/4 cup more flour. Add an extra egg OR 2 tblsp of meringue powder or just powdered egg whites. And I pretty much cut out most if not all of the baking powder, especially if there's already baking soda.

Use baking strips AND several flower nails (2 - 3 at least) evenly spaced upside down in the center. You should have no problem. GL

regbevjon Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:49am
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OOPS.....I DID forget to say that I use 7 whole eggs, instead of 8 egg whites, or 6 whole eggs, as others do. I find that an extra egg prevents me from having to adjust the flour, sugar or oil at all in this recipe.

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