Throughout the year I have been asked numerous questions about baking and if I had any helpful tips. Therefore, I have decided to share some of my most used tips/tricks/items I love with you.
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1. How to correctly measure flour: This is huge. Have you ever made cookies and they turned out really dry? I have, many times. The problem could be how you're measuring the flour.
2. Use a scale to measure out your ingredients. Have you ever seen ingredients listed in g, mL, oz before? This is because it is more accuracte to measure out ingredients instead of using measuring cups/spoons. Next time you bake, try measuring out the ingredients. I bet your bake will taste and look MUCH better.
3. Yes the quality and type of your baking pans matter. There is so much to go into on this so I figured it's best to reference this article from All Recipes. See Below. My FAVORITE pans to use is the Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baking Half Sheet Pan*. Yes this is one of my secrects to getting the perfect macaron and sugar cookies for my cookie cakes. It bakes everything evenly and is sturdy enough that it doesn't warp in the oven
The 10 Best Baking Pans of 2021 | Allrecipes
4. Get to know your oven. It took me about a year and a half to perfect my macarons and learning my oven played a major part in this. Learn where your hot spots are and if you should use convection vs. regular baking setting on the oven. For me, I use convection when baking any cakes or sugar cookies, however, when baking macarons I use the regular bake setting.
Things I rececommend for all bakers
Using the right utensils and baking supplies while baking makes a difference as well in how your bakes turn out. Here are some items I rececommend and love to use myself:
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Kitchen Scale*: Nicewell Food Scale, 22lb Digital Kitchen Scale Weight Grams and oz for Cooking Baking, 1g/0.1oz Precise Graduation, Stainless Steel and Tempered Glass
Baking Pans For Cookies*: Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet, 2-Pack, Silver
Mixing Bowls*: Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece Set, Nesting, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe)
Kitchen Aide Mixer*: I would be lost without this! KitchenAid KSM3316XCU Artisan Mini Stand Mixers, 3.5 quart, Contour Silver
Measuring Cups/Spoon: Hearth & Hand Measuring Spoons from Target, Pampered Chef Measuring Cups
I hope you and your family have a wonderful time baking together this holiday season. Remember, never underestimate the joy of sweets!
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Christa is a mother of two rambunctious boys who loves sweets! She has been baking and decorating cakes for over 12 years. When she is not baking or decorating she enjoys watching her boys play sports, running to the local coffee shop, and watching Hallmark Movies.