Thursday, December 30, 2021

5 Basic Tips for Beginner Bakers

Baking can be tricky and intimidating, but it's also a lot of fun! You might feel like you need a degree or years of experience to bake, and that certainly doesn't help. But the reality is that baking is just like any other skill: you learn as you go. Here are five easy tips to get you started with baking.

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Practise Patience

Practice patience if you want a successful baking career. It's okay to start with easy recipes and work your way up. You don't have to bake complicated desserts right off the bat; you can start with something simple, like cookies.

Patience is also important when it comes to perfecting your recipe. Sometimes, this means putting in the necessary time and effort to get everything right. Don't give up once you've invested a lot of time and effort into your recipe!

Start Small

Baking is a skill that you can learn, just like any other. But it's also a lot of fun! So start small and build up your skills!

You don't need to bake an entire cake in one day. It's better to try something simple, like a batch of cupcakes. Cupcakes are easier to whip up than attempting a full cake. You can practice the steps and bake different batches until you feel ready for more complicated tasks.

Start with easy recipes, like the ones mentioned above, until you feel confident enough to tackle complex recipes, then move on to more complex bakes; try this recipe' for black forest cake.

Always Read the Recipe Twice

One of the biggest mistakes bakers make is not reading the recipe carefully. Read each ingredient and how it's to be used, along with exactly what each step means in the instructions.

For instance, if you're making a cake, don't just figure out how many cups of flour you need and start filling a bowl. Make sure your measurements are correct—and that any ingredients you might use are also on the list.

Another way to avoid this mistake is by writing down a recipe before you start baking so that you won't forget anything.

Get Organized

Before you start baking, take a moment to gather your ingredients. You'll want to know what kind of ingredients you'll need for each particular recipe. 

This will help you decide how many batches to make and ensure you have everything on hand when it's time for the actual baking. This includes all ingredients out and ready to be used along with all the equipment you will need.

You can also organize your ingredients ahead of time by using a cool tool like Merckens' Baking Pantry.

Another way to get organized is by creating an ingredient list by making notes about them or taking pictures of them with your phone or tablet. That way, once you're finished with all the prep work, you can just refer back to these notes and follow recipes with ease.

Make Sure You Have All the Ingredients

To make the best recipes, you need quality ingredients. Before you start baking, make sure you have all the ingredients you need on hand.

Keep your cupboards full with the basics at all times, and then add in different ingredients as the recipe calls for them. This way, you can be sure to have most of what you need without compromising on ingredients.

This post was written with the Life According to Steph audience in mind

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