Having a baking extravaganza ushers in the holiday season. Your extravaganza might be making gluten-free apple strudel with your kids or assembling gingerbread houses with a group of friends. Everyone plays a part in the holiday bake day. Applying sprinkles on cookies, chopping fruit, kneading dough or doing the dishes are all part of the baking process. There is always something to do in the kitchen.
Just perform an online search and you will find out there are dozens of schools teaching baking for you to choose among. How can you pick the best one?
Moral of the story is that it is not necessary to blow money on the best oven. Just buy a basic medium-sized oven and focus on knowing how your oven functions.
When baking different things, different kinds of flour are used. For instance, wheat flour is important for all yeast bread but if you use wheat flour in yeast bread, it’ll turn into a heavy cake and you sure don’t want that.
Most recipes will use all-purpose flour unless otherwise noted. You can also use this flour for rolling out pie crust or cookie dough and to prep a cake pan. There are three kinds of sugar you may want to stock in your pantry. Granulated will be used most often and brown sugar will come in a close second. Powdered sugar is mostly used for icings and dusting on cakes, so you can wait on purchasing this until you need it. Always keep both baking soda and baking powder on hand because you will use them both a lot. If you have a chocolate brownie recipe or a chocolate cake recipe that you might use frequently, consider purchasing a container of unsweetened cocoa to keep on hand.
Aside from the recipes, the book also features several pages of tips and other information that will help you with baking. One of the tip that I got is brushing your bread with milk will give it a soft and tender crust.
For a fantastic way to get more fiber into your diet you could substitute some oat flour into your various recipes. It will add a real depth and nuttiness to the flavor of your recipes. Your overall health is further benefited by the fact it retains a lot more moisture than your regular flour, allowing you to reduce the amount of fats and oil you have to put in. What about a really healthy banana bread recipe.
These are just 10 great uses of many-and there are a lot of other uses that I plan to use in the near future. For instance, sprinkling baking soda on the soil around tomato plants is supposed to make your homegrown tomatoes taste sweeter.