7 Top Tips for National Baking week
National Baking Week - 7 Top Tips
Here are some great Baking tips
from some of our professional bakers…..
Back in 2007 Pyrex founded national baking week with other similar brands to encourage professional bakers to share their ideas, whilst encouraging all levels of bakers to ‘give it a go’ at home.
The rise of the baking industry has gone from strength to strength during the national pandemic with COV-ID forcing school closures, resulting in parents, children and adults alike all returning to baking, or finding a ‘flair’ for this past time, heaped in traditions.
1. Reducing the amount of fat in baking is very popular at the moment- if looking to reduce the fat content-
Replace butter in your biscuit recipe with a dairy-free spread,. If there’s no milk or eggs mentioned this will also make it vegan.
Whilst also making or cutting a hole in biscuits to decorate them instead of using icing. Would also reduce excess sugar use.
2. Preparation is The Key
Always weigh everything out beforehand, tick them off your list and lay them out ready to use. Make the whole baking process much smoother when everything is at hand.
Thank you to Anita in Swindon for the advice
3. Measuring -especially EGGS are so important
When making a Victoria sponge it is important that the flour, fat, sugar and egg ratio are all the same. i.e 4:4:4:4. So when baking with eggs of different sizes make sure that the amount of egg is the same weight as the other ingredients (out of the shell of course!). e.g each individual ingredient weighs 4oz.
Thank you to Abdara in Perth for this tip
4. How to get The Perfect Cupcakes
Only fill the cupcakes and muffin cases halfway to ensure perfect cupcakes
5. Overcooked in one corner?
Check your light filament in the oven- Often the heat emitted from the light source inside the oven could be causing the issue. If your oven allows it- switch it off, otherwise create a 'silver foil cup' to fit on top of the lamp.
6. Avoiding greasy Bottoms!
Use some uncooked rice at the bottom of a cake tin, will prevent you from getting greasy cupcake bottoms!
Thank you to:-Cake Vibes in Leeds for the advice