Baking Tips For Beginners
Taking it from the scratch might be a daunting task. You have the anxiety of getting it wrong and messing up the whole thing. More than that, if you feel like you have failed, the entire procedure becomes very demotivating. And safe to assume, none of us would like that. But it is also true that you are bound to make a lot of mistakes if you are new to baking. It is going to be your own journey of learning and getting better at it. It is going to take a lot of time and effort if you are a beginner. However, you can of course minimise that by following certain tips and guidelines laid down by people who have been through that road and not repeating their mistakes. Here are a few of those tips that will surely help you with your baking.
- Learn how to measure: Baking is science. And there are different measuring styles for each ingredient. Understand how to measure each ingredient properly. requires precise ratios, proven techniques, and well-tested recipes. Having a solid understanding of it is essential. Use clear cups/glass tumblers for measuring liquids. While spoons or cups can be used to measure dry items like flour or sugar. Trust me, you want to get this right. A mug of flour instead of ½ required will result in a very dry final product
- Read the recipe thoroughly: Needless to say, you need to understand the recipe inside out. You have to understand what is following what and why. You will need some time to invest in the recipe before you just start it right away. Know exactly why some products are added after others. Once you understand your recipe to the core, you’ll not only have confidence in yourself while you’re baking, but you can now also experiment with other new things. You can add a personal touch to it because you will understand what will work and what you won’t. This is how genius chefs are created and unique tastes are developed
- If it’s written ‘at room temperature’, follow it: Do not alter or mess with the temperature. If the recipe says that a certain ingredient needs to be treated at room temperature, it’s written for a reason. Sometimes, a dough or butter stored in the refrigerator will not give us the result that storing it at room temperature will. Likewise, do not rush into getting “that” consistency by heating ingredients. It might take time, but that is what it is all about. Trust the recipe and follow the temperature guides for rewarding outcomes. It is all about patience. Also, never skip chilling your cookie dough
- Store a soft loaf of bread with your cookies: This one is a personal tip. If you are storing your cookies in a jar, and you want them to remain soft for a longer time, throw in a soft bread loaf in it. The cookies will absorb all the moisture and leave the bread to be stiff and hard.
These were some tips that will get you started. You will learn more as you get your hands on it. In the meantime, even if you mess up, it’s alright. You can always order cookies and cakes from Meette! Treat yourself with some of the amazing options while you learn how to bake them!