I love to cook! Baking on the other hand, is not something that I enjoy as much. I do bake, and I’m good at it, but it is not something I like as much. I brought on Pam Scully to share with us her baking tips. These are tips the my mom taught me.
Here is what she has to say-
Whether you’re just starting out in the world of baked goods or you’ve been baking for a while, there’s something in this post for you. Whatever level you are right now, you want your baked goods to be mouthwatering good, right? You don’t want to spend all that time and money for nothing!
These tips will ensure that the time you spend slaving away over a cake is worth it. Read on to find out how you can make your baked goods so much better!
Use Ingredients At Room Temperature
The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re using your ingredients at room temperature. This is why it’s important to plan ahead. Making something spontaneous is OK, but don’t forget to let things get to warm temperature first.
It’s important you do this with ingredients like butter and eggs. You won’t believe the difference in the ease of making your cake and the way it turns out.
Use Quality Bake Ware
Using quality bake ware actually does make a huge difference. If you’re not sure how long you’re going to be baking for, then it’s OK to get cheap stuff while you’re just trying it out. However, if you’re convinced that baking is something you’re going to stick with for a while. Make sure you actually invest in quality equipment to use. It’ll make your life easier and your baked foods so much better.
Invest In A Digital Scale And Weigh
Guessing your ingredients might be OK if you’re a bit of a daredevil and you don’t care whether your baked item turns out edible or not. However, it’s important to remember that baking is science. Using the exact amount of the right ingredients is important to get the consistency and taste just right.
A digital scale is best as this will help you to weigh things out more accurately. If you’re baking something for a friend, a bake sale, or some other event, then you can’t undermine this important step.
Get Rid Of Old Ingredients
Don’t use your old ingredients in your bakes. Make sure you check out the shelf life and get rid of it when it’s past it. It will make a difference to the consistency and flavor!
Use High Quality Ingredients
You’ve thrown out your old ingredients, so it’s time to invest in some high quality ingredients to make your baked goods incredible. How about using cream of tartar? You can find out what to do with it in a guide like The Incredible Cream of Tartar – How to Use and What to Substitute With – MyGreatRecipes. Do your research on the best ingredients to use and you’ll become so much more proficient at baking.
Take Your Time
Don’t rush. Take your time to read through the recipe at least twice before you start. This will ensure you don’t miss out any steps and you take any steps that need to be done beforehand.
Set a timer and rotate your bake halfway through so it cooks perfectly and evenly. It’ll be perfect all the way through.
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