The secret ingredient is always “love”!
Whether you are all sugar and spice and everything nice or a someone made of steel, a well-baked cookie or cake or any other baked delicacy is enough to melt the heart and transcend the soul to another dimension. Though many food connoisseurs fancy baking, only a few have the perseverance to keep refining their game; until they can confidently say that they are one of the best in town. If you too have such an ambition, either professionally or just to amaze your friends and family, KitchenAid India gives you 10 simple commandments to refine your baking game. Read on.
1. Thou Shalt Be Generous with Oil and Flour
Face it – a few grams of butter will not make your waist go from 30 to 32! Yes, being conservative with the use of butter can and will make you lose a few of your fans. Whether you bake cakes or cookies, make sure the pan or the bakeware is generously applied all over, especially the harder to reach sections, if any.
2. Thou Shalt Not Settle for a Cheap Oven
Quality never comes cheap. So, if you are thinking of settling for an average oven just because of some promotional offer that would let you save a few bucks, you might need to take a step back and rethink. To bake culinary masterpieces, you need a cutting-edge oven that understands your baking needs and has the capability to respond accordingly.
3. Thou Shalt Bring Ingredients to Room Temperature
A common mistake committed by newbies is mixing ingredients that are at different temperatures. You cannot start mixing molten chocolate with refrigerated butter and expect for a miracle! Although you can mix heated ingredients with other hot ones and cold ones with cold, it is advisable to have all ingredients at room temperature before you start mixing.
4. Thou Shalt Make the Perfect Blend
Well begun is half done. And we couldn’t agree more. To be able to produce your A-game and amaze the recipients of the feast, make sure you invest enough in the groundwork. Whether you are planning to bake a grand cake for the birthday of a loved one or are in the mood for some home-baked cookies, use a high quality stand mixer to get the job done to perfection.
5. Thou Shalt Use High Quality Bakeware
Great bakeware may not make you a great baker, but you can’t become a great baker without great bakeware. One of the commonest rookie mistakes people commit is settling for cheap thin-gauge bakeware. Before you put on the magic robe, make sure you have high-quality bakeware that can justify the creative genius of the baker within you.
Baking, like any other form of food preparation, requires patience, passion, and of course the skills and tools required to bring culinary inspirations to life. Since inception, KitchenAid has been committed to making lives easier and simpler for those who have a taste for the finer things in life. We hope the tips shared in this post help you produce your A-game and would love to have you add to the list. Stay tuned for part-2 of this two-part series.