Lately, baking has become the new hobby of many ever since the start of the global pandemic Covid-19. Just take a look online, just about anyone seems to be a professional at baking now. Despite all this, there is still much fresh blood out there looking to learn how to bake. So, if you were looking for tips to not mess up, you’ve come to the right place. Now, before I dive right in, check out the best whisk baking tools in Malaysia to help you in your cooking journey.
Tip 1: Follow The Recipe
It may seem ridiculous, but reading the recipe is a good idea. To ensure that you are fully prepared, read the recipe several times. Some dishes, such as this fantastic Homemade Pumpkin Pie, necessitate careful time management. You must have the recipe’s basic road plan clearly in your mind. You should also double-check that you have all of the necessary components and supplies.
Tip 2: Measure Your Ingredients
It’ll be far more accurate to measure your ingredients by weight rather than volume, and you won’t have to dirty as many tools! All you’ll need is a bowl and a scale to get started. Now, if a recipe calls for cups, I still use them. A recipe written in weight measures, on the other hand, is far more dependable.
Tip 3: Keep Your Ingredients At Room Temperature
Beginner bakers frequently make this error and then wonder why their cakes aren’t turning out well. Have you tried combining sugar with ice-cold water before? It won’t mix no matter how hard you stir. And it is for this reason that you should avoid utilising cold substances. Wait until your components defrost, or prepare ahead of time so your efforts are not in vain. If a recipe calls for cold butter, chill it for 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. If necessary, dice it first. Pastry, pie crusts, and biscuits are all examples of recipes that require chilled butter.
Tip 4: Sift Your Dry Ingredients
When you don’t want to overmix or want a delicate, airy texture, this is a perfect option. Powdered sugar, corn starch, cake flour, and cocoa powder should all be sifted. Those clump quickly and can result in a bumpy bake. I prefer having a variety of sifters, such as these. However, there is no need to do any additional effort. Sifting isn’t required in most cookie and bread recipes.
Tip 5: Mobile Stand Mixer
To make it easier to slide and move your KitchenAid stand mixer, place a kitchen towel below it. Don’t worry, it’ll stay there on the counter while you’re working. I keep my stand mixer on a sideboard outside of the kitchen, and this small tip has made moving it around so much easier.
Now, I have many more tips to share with you guys and I will do so in the next article. Stay Tuned!