11 Baking Tips for More Success in the Kitchen

Kitchen Tips | January 19, 2019 | By

No need to hide the fact that sometimes we mess things up when we cook, too. You don’t have to worry because we aren’t always perfect at following recipes either, but when it comes to baking we like to play it safe! 

11 Baking Tips for More Success in the Kitchen

  1. Coat your cups and spoons with Vegalene before measuring sticky substances like honeyagave, and maple syrup.
  2. A cookie scoop ensures even portioning, and the perfectly shaped cookie every time. Plus, it’s less messy than any other dough-scooping method.
  3. We all know the toothpick method to check if a cake is done, but we have found another way- a perfectly baked cake will spring back when pressed in the middle. 
  4. Brush biscuits, rolls, and crusts with egg wash just before baking to make them extra shiny.
  5. Use good quality bakeware, like our USA Pans. This will help the heat conduct easier than flimsy pans, plus the nonstick coating makes for easier cleanup! 
  6. Put a marble in a cupcake pan next to the liner to make heart shaped cookies, perfect for Valentine’s Day. 
  7. Soften brown sugar by microwaving it with a wet paper towel for 20-30 seconds and it will loosen right up.
  8. For perfect cake slices; use a warm knife to cut the cake. The cake won’t clump on a warm knife.
  9. Do you love crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside cookies? Chill the dough before baking at least an hour or up to overnight. When the cookies come out of the oven, drop the pan down onto the counter. This helps the cookies flatten to the perfect thickness and settle faster.
  10. Make sure your butter is at room temperature if that is what the recipe calls for. Having butter at the proper temperature ensures that your dough or batter, and thus your dessert, is the right texture. How do you know if it’s at room temperature? It should dent easily when you press it, but shouldn’t be liquid around the edges at all. 
  11. If you are using an electric hand mixer spin the bowl instead of moving the hand mixer. It takes less energy to turn the bowl than it does to move the mixer.

Our Favorite baking helps

  • USA Pans. The quality and nonstick coating make us feel like a professional! They are time-saving pans to have.
  • Silicone Baking Mats. Even though we love our parchment paper and foil, these baking mats are so nice when we do a lot of cooking in the kitchen because we hate wasting our other wonderful kitchen tools! 
  • To get uniform sized cookies, we love using our Crestware scoop. It works great for ice cream, too! 
  • We can promise you that you will never catch us in the kitchen without our Bak-lene or Vegalene

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