Baking is a good hobby or business to start, and to some it is quite simple, for others it may be a bit more challenging. I’ve decided to come up with a short list of five important tips that will be helpful to anyone who is baking or has recently decided to venture into home baking.
1. STICK TO THE RECIPE
Baking is an exact science, unlike cooking, reducing or increasing measurements randomly can spell disaster in your end product.
2. QUALITY MATTERS
The quality of ingredients matter. Buy the best you can afford. If it is unsalted butter, buy it from a reputable company like K.C.C. or Brookside Ltd.. If it is wheat flour, my favorite is EXE self-rising flour by Unga limited, they make quality baking flours. Your cakes and other baked goodies will always taste exceptional when made with quality ingredients.
3. ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT
When measuring dry goods like flour; spoon ingredients into the measuring cup, then with a straight-edged object like a knife, sweep away the excess. This method will save you from a ruined recipe due to less or more ingredients.
4. GET A THERMOMETER
Oven temperature dials are unpredictable and can often be wrong. If you are a passionate baker who is concerned about accuracy, invest in a thermometer that accurately measures oven temperature.
5. NO PEEKING!
Avoid opening the oven door while baking. Peeking allows heat to escape and a cake that is baking may not have formed yet, disturbing it may leading to sinking in the middle. Let the cake set for at least 20 to 30 minutes before opening the oven door once you put it into the oven.
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