Baking Tips and Tricks That Will Change Your Life

I always loved baking. It’s truly one of the best things to do. Even though I’m not always good at baking I still enjoy it. Especially when I see other people enjoying the things I baked. As time went by I realized that by knowing certain tips and tricks my baking experience became much easier.

 

Spin the Bowl

If you’re making a batter that requires a LOT of mixing (like this perfect birthday cake), it takes less energy to turn the bowl than it does to move the mixer. Your forearms will thank you.

 

You Can Chill Portioned Cookie Dough For Up To Three Days! It’ll Actually Make Them Taste Better

Chilling portioned dough for three days intensifies the flavor and ensures that the cookies spread more uniformly while baking. Scoop the dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, then wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap before refrigerating.

 

Your Cream Will Whip Faster If You Use Three Whisks

Torres uses three whisks to whip cream because it gets more air into the cream more quickly, without as much effort and time. If you happen to have three similar sized whisks, might as well give this one a go!

 

A Perfectly Baked Cake Will Spring Back When Pressed In The Middle

When your cake has baked for the specified amount of time, take it out of the oven and press the center. If it springs back instead of sinking in, it’s done. If not, give it another couple of minutes in the oven.

 

Measure Out All Of Your Ingredients In Advance

Pro chefs and bakers call these pre-measured ingredients mise en place, and it’s something they swear by. Having things pre-measured means you won’t have to stop what you’re doing mid-recipe and rummage through cabinets for measuring cups or ingredients. Ultimately, it’ll save you time. Also, a lot of doughs and batters are sensitive to temperature (if butter needs to be soft but not too melted) and time (if you want chocolate melted but not scorched), so you really don’t want to have to step away. (Source: buzzfeed.com).

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