Winter is fully underway and it’s getting that time of the year when we must start preparing for the busy festive season. That’s right Christmas is almost here. While everyone will be getting excited with presents and enjoying Christmas music, some of us will be thinking about what we need to prepare for.
A lot of people plan on baking for the holiday season. Here are some tips that you can use for baking cakes and cookies.
If you’re trying a recipe for the very first time, it’s essential that you read it completely and following it exactly as you start making a delicious treat. This will ensure that nothing goes wrong at the wrong time. You need to measure all the ingredients exactly as described in the recipe. For dry ingredients, you can use regular apparatus but for wet ingredients you should use a glass-measuring cup.
When you’re about to put the ingredients into the oven, you need to ensure that this is a specific temperature. In simple terms, you need to wait for the oven to reach a specific temperature before putting the cake in. You can do this by using a thermometer, as the controls on the oven might not be accurate.
When you were making the batter, you normally have to use a mixer. In this case, a hand mixer will do the same job as a stand mixer. Using a stand mixer isn’t a rule and it certainly doesn’t hold any advantage over a hand mixer.
Making cookies is also quite common during the holiday season. If you’ve made cookie dough, it makes sense to leave this in the refrigerator for an hour or two. This will allow the flavours to blend through the entire area.
These are some of the tips that I’ve come across in the past. There are plenty more that you will learn as you become more experienced but I hope these will help you for the time being.