Baking is a form of art that is admired by many and loved by all. I love baking and have a passion for it. One ingredient that is widely underestimated in baking is sunflower oil. If you have baked a cake before, you will know that the type of oil you use can be the difference as to whether your cake will rise or fall.
One reason for buying the oven is that you would want to cut down on time and cost, especially if you are running a bakery. The only thing you need to decide on is what your goals are, the size of the oven, and for what purpose you need it. It depends on the size of your business and what the footprint of the oven needs to be.
If you’re a beginning baker then I’m sure most bread recipes you’ve been exposed to have been in volume measurements i.e. 2 cups flour, 1 cup water etc. There is a problem with measuring ingredients in this manner however: the amount of an ingredient in one cup is almost never the same from cup to cup! In bread baking, especially when starting out, exactness is extremely important. Bread baking is hard enough to do consistently when all your ingredients are accurately measured. With volume measurements you could be executing what is essentially a totally different recipe every time you make it! Why put yourself in a hole before you even get started?
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?
If you want to take your first steps in baking with whole grain products then wholemeal flour is probably the place to begin. It has a kind of familiarity to it. It is like your usual white flour, just a little grainier. You can know that the results you get with a wholegrain flour are not going to be a thousand miles away from using your regular all-purpose flour. Depending on the recipe, sometimes you will find a 50/50 mixture is best suited, while in other cases a straight switch is fine. While you experiment you’ll learn more.
Know Your Oven – The first few times you follow the same cake recipe, pay attention to how your oven functions. Does it have any hot spots? Does your cake get more brown in the same spot every time?
Exfoliate skin. Keeping your skin clean is an important aspect of maintaining its health. Wash your face, and then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. A paste a little less thick than toothpaste should form in your palms. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Remove paste with a wet rag.
By now, I think you’re equipped to handle baking quite well. Follow these simple, easy to follow steps and before you know it, you’ll have turned into a master baker. Good Luck with that!