Top Baking Essentials

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So you’ve decided that you want to start baking because popping out for cakes every five minutes is tiring so why not be able to just whip up what you need from the comfort of your own home. The thing is, you’ve no idea what you’re going to need to get going.

Don’t PANIC – We’ve got you covered with this list of top baking essentials you’ll be needing to become a baking pro in no time.

Whether you’re an avid baker or new to the baking scene, we’ve created a simple guide to the basic pieces of kit you’ll need.

Scales

Every recipe should start with the scales. With cooking you can guess quantities and substitute, but baking is a finer art. Recipes are tweaked and fine-tuned over time to the exact measurement.

Whisk

Again, this is one of those tools you can’t substitute if you want results. You can try a fork if you have to, but we promise you’ll realise your mistake for not investing in this wonder.

Rolling Pin

A good wooden rolling pin is for life. It’s the family favourite that’s been rolled by flour-covered hands and sticky little mitts alike.

Baking Powder

Baking powder is an ‘all rounder’ baking essential  made from a mix of simple raising agents that fill the ‘wet’ mixture with bubbles of carbon dioxide that become pockets of air once baked.

Salt

Sounds strange but few people know that a sprinkling of salt is a baker’s best friend when using flour. Adding a small amount (no more than a pinch) helps take the edge of flour’s ‘clay’-like flavour and regulate yeast if needed.

These are just a few of the key baking tools and tips to keep in mind while you’re baking up a storm in the kitchen.