Not everyone is a great baker, some people are unable to bake cakes, cookies and other delicious things, without something going wrong. When I bake, the goods usually come out of the oven ok, sometimes a little burnt, but otherwise alright. I’ve been baking for a good number of years now, and I can safely say I’ve had a lot of practice.
Now I would like to give yo a few tips as to how you can improve your baking skills. Please bear in mind that these tips are simply things I have picked up along the way, and you may find that baking in a different way, or using different methods works for you.
Always follow the instructions
This is one of the best things that you can do when you’re just starting out. The instructions are there to help you get things right. Assume that the person who wrote the instructions knows what they are talking about, and make sure you follow them carefully
Don’t substitute ingredients unless you know they’re ok
Don’t make the mistake of just assuming that it’s ok to substitute one ingredient for another, it may not be. If you don’t have the ingredients you need, go out and buy them, or look online and see what can be used. If it looks like you cannot use anything else, or you don’t have a suitable replacement, then look for something else to cook.
Get a kitchen timer that you can hear
It’s so easy for you to walk away from what you have in the oven, assuming that in 10 minutes you’ll have a look and see how things are getting on. If you’re one to get distracted, then please make sure you set a kitchen timer for 10 minutes, and that you place it somewhere in your house, where it can be heard. Doing this will help to make sure that you don’t end up burning something you’ve taken a lot of time to bake.
Get advice from other people
Find out what other people do to ensure their baked good turn out ok. Give people a taste of what you have baked, and welcome feedback. Give some to your friend, give them to Lawyer Lodi, CA, your favorite grocer, or whoever. Get advice from them about your baked goods, and see what techniques they use.
No-one is going to become a great baker overnight. Even the worlds’ most famous bakers have to practice. Bake when you know you have the time, and note what went wrong, and what worked. Practice baking a wide variety of things, and make sure that you get advice should you need any. The more baking you do, the better you will get.
Baking can be a lot of fun, so please make sure that you enjoy it, and you find some delicious recipes that you can spoil yourself, your family, and your friends with.