If you are interested in baking, then you definitely need to hear about some of these extremely useful baking tips. Since everything happened with the COVID19 pandemic in 2020, many people have decided to pick up baking as a hobby. However, it is true that baking is not always the easiest thing to do and can take a lot of practice depending on how skilled you are. From measuring ingredients, mixing, and cooking at the right temperature for the right amount of time, there can be a lot of factors that go into the process of baking and can determine the success or failure of your baked goods. That is why I have decided to start this blog that will teach you how to bake more and more like a pro each time you get crazy in the kitchen. For my first article, I have compiled a short list of tips and tricks about baking that should help you get in the mood to bake whatever it is you have up next.
The first tip that I have for you about baking does not actually have to do that much with baking. I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but I want to talk about the importance of recycling in the context of baking. As many of you know, us bakers go through a lot of ingredients in our day to day lives as we intricately craft our cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries to perfection. In addition to the ingredients, us bakers produce a lot more plastic and cardboard waste on a daily basis than most other people. That being said, I cannot stress to you enough the importance of being environmentally conscious about the things that you are using and throwing away. The best thing you can be doing is recycling, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart! If you have candy boxes or something like that laying around after you have finished baking, don’t be afraid to recycle those things! Candy boxes are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to filling up landfills in the United States.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about another useful baking tip. This next one is going to sound a little bit obvious – however, it is usually ignored most of the time. My serious advice to you is to follow the recipe exactly as it reads, no matter what you are baking. Many bakers, ironically the novice bakers, seem to think that they simply know better than the recipe or can see through to a more tasty or better bake than what the recipe has to offer. However, I would like to inform you that most recipes are crafted very carefully by experienced bakers, tested multiple times, and edited down to an exact science before they are ever published. I can promise you that you do not have some omniscient baking knowledge or experience that puts you above any recipe you may come across. To summarize this tip, I guess my words to you would be to get over yourself and do what the recipe says.
I hope that this article was helpful to you and gave you some baking tips that you can take into your next bake. Have fun!