Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Before You Start - Top 10 Baking Tips

  1. Read through the recipe and gather the ingredients.  Make sure your pans and equipment are clean and dry.  For safety's sake... wash your hands before beginning!
  2. Pre-measure the flour and other ingredients.  Always use the best and freshest ingredients you can find.
  3. Use appropriately sized baking pans and property prepare them.
  4. Adjust your oven shelves and preheat the oven.
  5. Carefully follow each mixing step in the recipe.  Don't over or under mix.  Each step has a purpose.  Use a kitchen timer to help keep track of how long to mix, etc.
  6. Don't crowd the oven and avoid opening the oven door during baking.  With certain recipes, it may be necessary to rotate your pans half way through the baking time.
  7. Pay special attention to baking times.  Use a timer but your eyes and nose can sometimes be the best indicator.
  8. Cool baked goods thoroughly before serving or storing.
  9. Add your finishing touches!
  10. Store your baked goods properly.

Remember:  Cooking is an art... Baking is a Science!  And you thought you didn't learn anything in chemistry class!  

Most of all... have fun with your baking! 

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