When I was in Cape Town earlier this year and asked Simone why she kept using Snowflake packet mixes instead of baking from scratch, she said: ‘because I’m afraid I’ll make a flop’. That conversation and an article on the Cooking Light magazine website entitled ‘How to become a great baker’ inspired me to write this post.
Very often we decide to cook a meal or bake a cake before checking whether we have all the ingredients. Then comes the stress and bother of wondering whether a core ingredient can be substituted, and the inevitable disappointment when our changes result in a totally different end product to what we originally set out to create.
Take the guess work and stress out of your baking and follow these baking tips to become a great baker, and see the immediate difference in your baked goods.
The girls have successfully baked the chocolate chunk pecan cookies, carrot and beetroot cake, perfect buttermilk scones and the 30 day raisin bran muffins without resorting to a single packet mix after following these tips!
Do you have any baking tips that you would like to share with us? Please feel free to add them in the comments.