Friday, 24 October 2014

4 Ways to make your baked goods better

Excellent baking requires a skill and precision. There are many things that can improve our recipes and such as using timers, weighing the flour and using room temperature eggs all make a difference.

Follow these four simple steps to become a better baker.

1. Use Room-Temperature Ingredients

Many recipes state you you should use room temperate ingredients such as butter, eggs and milk.
This makes it a lot easier and gentler when creaming together butter and sugar.

2. Use good quality bake-ware
Roasting Dishes
Baking trays and sheet trays are a must. Using cheap quality trays may cause cake, pie, cookies, or pastries to bake inefficiently as they don't heat efficiently.Another important aspect is to use a top quality mixing bowl. Glass and metal are preferred as plastic coatings can peel and flake off over time.

3. Weigh Ingredients

A digital scale is an excellent way to ensure your weighing is precise. Successful baking requires little error and ensuring your measurements are exact. By adding too much or too little flower for example you can make your cake to dense, buttery, flakey and cakey.

4. Use Salt
Salt is one of the most important ingredients in baked goods. Although there inst too much, reducing or eliminating this ingredient can make your recipe taste completely different.
Salt isn't necessarily in a recipe to make it taste salty , it helps keep the taste from becoming too sweet and flat.

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