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Baking Tips To Improve Your Current Baking Skills
If you are checking out our range of baking equipment and tools, you are probably tackling a baking project in the nearby future. Of course, baking requires some knowledge and skill to create some genuine masterpieces. If you could use some additional tips to enhance your baking skills, be sure to check out our recommendations below.
What Essentials Do I Need To Get Started With Baking?
Anyone who just starts out baking will need some essentials, this includes equipment, but also ingredients. Common ingredients you will need for your baking recipes include flour, eggs, sugar, butter, yeast and baking soda. In some cases, you will also need things such as chocolate, fruit, and spices, this depends on the recipe you will be following.
What Baking Recipe Should I Start With?
When you just start out with baking, you need to be careful about the recipes you are trying. Some recipes require a considerable amount of skill, for example, a multi-layered wedding cake. If you are a beginner, it is recommended to choose something simple. While it may sound less exciting, it does help you to hone your baking skills before you try anything complicated.
There are plenty of places where you can get baking recipes for beginners online. You can also choose one of the baking recipe books at Spotlight, as we have many options available for beginners too.
Should I Obtain An Oven Thermometer For Baking?
Oven thermometers are usually associated with cooking a nice roast in the oven, but they prove incredibly useful for baking as well. After all, the wrong temperature could cause your cake to collapse or become round on the top.
Fortunately, oven thermometers are quite affordable and easy to use. Instead of following the temperature displayed on your oven (if this is applicable for the oven you have), always follow the temperature readings of your oven thermometer, as this will be more accurate.
What Is The Best Way To Avoid Lumps In Baked Goodies?
Bakers who have little experience with baking techniques can encounter some lumps in their cakes or cookies. This is actually quite a common thing, especially with people who have not familiarised themselves with the techniques necessary to avoid them.
Fortunately, avoiding lumps in your baked goods is relatively simple. Before you add any flower to your mixtures, always sift your flower first. Doing so can prevent the formation of lumps before you mix your ingredients.
How Do I Ensure I Have The Right Amount Of Ingredients To Match The Recipe?
While some chefs are king at estimating the ingredients they need, this is unfortunately not the case for anyone who is just starting out with baking. Until you become more proficient, you should invest in a good kitchen scale.
Kitchen scales are quite affordable these days, so you do not have to break the bank to get this tool. When you buy one though, always make sure you are aware which batteries it takes. Most retailers will sell their kitchen scales without batteries, this to prevent problems during transport. So, make sure you order some batteries after ordering your kitchen scales.
Is It A Good Idea To Use Alcohol In Baking Recipes?
You can use some alcohol in baking recipes for beginners, especially desserts. Of course, the alcohol you choose is quite important, as it most match the flavour of your baked goodies. If you are familiar with wines and beers, this is not necessarily a problem. If you are not, follow the recipe or look for some online recommendations.
What Is The Best Way To Give My Cookies The Right Shape?
Some bake their cookies in premade moulds, but there is another way to do it. Nowadays, you can obtain a so-called cookie scoop. The principle is quite similar to that of ice cream. You simply use the scoop in your cookie dough and apply them on your baking parchment. By obtaining more than one size scoop, you can make them as big or as small as you want.
At Spotlight, you can obtain the best baking supplies and equipment for an affordable price. From biscuit mix to icing colours and cake tins. We provide it all!