Hello all! I love baking and if you do too, here are 3 tips to help you be a better baker!
If you have any baking questions for me, feel free to ask in the comments.
1. Always use room temperature ingredients unless otherwise told by the recipe you are using.
This a very important step in the baking process. Most recipes such as cakes and cupcakes call for the creaming method. This is when you cream together the fat (butter most likely) and the sugar(s) together until the mixture is light and fluffy. This ensures that whatever you are baking comes out light and airy with a soft crumb.
Other ingredients include eggs and milk. (Or any other dairy type for that matter).
Its also good to make sure that all of your ingredients are at the same temperature. If you put something cold into something super warm, it just won’t work.
Basically, bringing your ingredients to room temperature help them incorporate with the thing that you’re making better.
2. Use quality bakeare
If your really into baking, it’s worth investing in quality bakeware. Look for metal or glass when buying, because these will most likely keep for years. Not the cheap stuff that won’t last you a month. Here is some of the basic bakeware you’ll need in your career :
Muffin/ cupcake tins
Cake tins (at least two is the best option)
baking mats/ parchment paper
square baking pans
piping tips/ nozzles
Foil cake board
Here are some links in case you want to start buying . Some are less expensive than others, but it depends on what you’re looking for and how much money you are willing to spend.
Baking sets/ tools
Piping Sets/ Cake decorating tools
3. Go through each step of the recipe carefully
Baking is an exact science, and although it’s not difficult, it’s important to go through the recipe carefully so you dont make a mistake. It’s always good to read the whole recipe through the first time so you know if you have all your ingredients and you understand the recipe. It would be terrible to want to make muffins only to realize you don’t have a crucial ingredient like eggs or sugar.
So there you have it!! Three ways to be a better baker. I hope this helped!!