BAKING TIPS

 

  • Always read the recipe first.
  • Go according to the details given in the recipe properly.
  • Do not try to attempt adding your own unwise substitutes.
  • Keep all the ingredients you needed in the same place and after that only start your baking procedures.
  • Make sure that you are using room temperature ingredients for better results.
  • It’s a must to preheat the oven for good outcome.
  • Keep separate measuring cups and spoons for liquid and dry ingredients.
  • To improve the overall texture of the baked goods and also to remove any lumps and clumps, it’s a must to sift the dry ingredients.
  • Crack the eggs in a separate bowl and then only add to the cake batter.
  • If you are a beginner, it’s better to keep a timer.
  • Own an oven thermometer, so that you know your oven well. Sometimes the temperature will be higher than the dial read.
  • Do not open the oven doors frequently while it’s baking.
  • For cookies it’s better to chill the dough before you bake.
  • Learning to measure the ingredients properly is a key. So always level off the cups of dry ingredients and also do not dunk the measuring cup into the flour tin.
  • Another important thing while baking is to use only fresh ingredients.
  • If you are using nuts, then mix with some flour and add them in the end. This will help the nuts to float and won’t sink to the bottom of the cake.
  • Always allow the cake to cool sometime before unmoulding it.
  • Never over mix the batter.
  • The baking instructions may vary in different ovens, so always know your oven temperature and its functions very well.
  • It’s always best to prepare your own buttermilk at home. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar into a measuring cup or a bowl and pour 1 cup of milk to this. Let it sit for 5 minutes and your homemade buttermilk is ready.
  • If you want to make a gluten free cake or cookie, then you can always substitute the flour with oats flour by just grinding them in your own blender.
  • If your recipe calls for brown sugar and if you don’t have in your hand. You can make this too in your home with white sugar and molasses. You can process 1 cup of white sugar with 2 tablespoons of molasses and your brown sugar is ready in your hand within minutes.
  • Try baking only when you have enough time. It’s a must to fully complete each step with much care.
  • Every oven will have a hot spot, so know your oven well and do wisely otherwise you will end up in unevenly cooked outcomes. So it’s also better to rotate the halfway through.
  • Beating egg whites properly is the key for soft and fluffy cakes and cookies. So beat the egg whites in a clean and grease free bowl and beaters only. Be patient for getting light and airy beaten egg whites.