Baking 101: 5 Easy Tips To Bake Better

Baking 101: 5 Easy Tips To Bake Better

Whether you are baking a cake, a casserole or poultry, you want to create something delicious. By following a few simple baking tips, you can create a recipe you can be proud of and that others will enjoy.

Read, Then Read Again, Then Again

By reading recipes, you can find one you want to bake and that suits your baking skill level. After choosing a recipe, to ensure you bake like a pro, read the entire recipe carefully and make certain you have all the necessary ingredients or equivalent substitutions. If the recipe calls for preheating the oven, do this ahead of time to prevent waiting. 

Simply The Best (Ingredients)

Each ingredient in your recipe needs to be top quality. This means fresh and sometimes higher-priced ingredients. The better the ingredients you use, the better the food will taste

Numbers Don't Lie: Measure Correctly

Following a recipe requires correct measuring. When you measure dry ingredients, use the smaller measuring cups. It's best to scoop the food into the cup so it overflows. Then sweep a knife over the top to level the ingredients. For wet ingredients, it's better to use a glass or plastic measuring cup with a handle and spout.

Home Baker: Prep Those Pans!

Preparing the baking pans is an important part of successful baking. Not only does it prevent food from sticking to the pan, but it also makes clean up faster. There are a few ways to prep a pan, even a nonstick pan. Using parchment paper is one way to prevent sticking. Another option is to grease the baking pan with butter. You can also dust flour over a greased pan to prevent sticking.

The Great Rotate

In an oven, there are often cool spots. One way to counteract this is to rotate the pan 180 degrees halfway through the baking. If you have two pans on different racks, or two pans on the same rack, switch them halfway through.
Becoming an expert baker takes time and practice, but with these simple tips, you can make a great recipe every time.

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