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Find the baking supplies that help make a magical meal
One of the many joys of preparing and making food is the experimentation and discovery. A pinch of this, a toss of that and something magical might happen. But baking, that’s an exact science. One seemingly tiny mistake in measuring the ingredients and the result will be something else entirely. All of a sudden, the bread won’t rise, the souffle collapses, or the egg punch becomes stiff. The list goes on. To avoid drama like this, you must be able to follow recipes to the letter. Enter: proper baking equipment.
The 4 pieces of baking equipment every kitchen needs
It doesn’t matter if you’re going for a perfectly layered rainbow cake, or if you’re just starting out with the beginners’ guide to baking. We’re here to help you raise your game when it comes to pastries, cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. To help you get started, we’ve put together a short list of the top four baking supplies that you’re definitely going to need, no matter what level you’re on.
Tins and molds
One thing is guaranteed: there’ll be no bakeware without proper baking tins and molds to shape your creations. And you may not believe it, but it’s very important to use the correct size and shape in baking cookware as declared in the recipe. Otherwise, you can’t follow the same cooking times, and the timing will have to be adjusted (which is not easy to recalculate correctly). Find a baking set that prepares you for a variety of recipes.
Like we said, precision is key in baking. It’s hard to correctly estimate specific measurements without the proper tools. Thankfully, we have all the measuring tools you need. From cups and jugs to thermometers and scales, so that you can be sure to nail the exact amount needed.
A large mixing bowl is required for most kinds of baking. And, since many recipes often require several mixing bowls, don’t stop at just one. It’s such a drag to have to put a dough or a cream in another vessel, clean out the bowl, and then re-use it for the next step of the baking process. So, it’s best to get at least two.
If you’re a bit of a neat freak, we have just the thing: bowls with lids! The lid even has an opening for your whisk, so you won’t get splatter all over the place.
Smaller baking tools and accessories
Now that you’ve got the bigger pieces in order, you’re going to need some smaller baking tools and accessories as well. Afterall, you can’t mix without whisks and you’ll need spatulas to help you get every last bit of cake batter into your cake pan or mold. You’ll need a pastry brush to glaze tins and trays before dropping in batter or dough for muffins or flakey croissants. Also, it’s easier to work dough sufficiently and produce a lot of it when you have a rolling pin. And what about your cake decorating? If you want it to be spot-on, you’ll need a cake decoration set.
Now that you’re all set with the most essential baking equipment, there’s nothing stopping you on your way to pastry perfection!
Frequently asked questions on bakeware
What is considered bakeware?
Any type of sheet tray, baking tin, baking mold or oven safe pan that is specifically designed for baking. Many such trays or pans can also be used for roasting. Choose an array of options to build a baking set to help you tackle any recipe and continue to grow as a baker.
What are the types of bakeware?
Baking tins, pie molds, cookie sheets, roasting pans, loaf pans, cake pans and every sheet tray or pan you would use to bake or roast with.
What bakeware do professional bakers use?
Bakeware such a cake pans, baking pans, pie plates and loaf pans made of quality, durable metals that distribute heat evenly while holding up for many uses.
What makes good bakeware?
Even heat distribution. Durability. Ridges to catch extra batter and prevent the pan from leaking. A non-stick surface or a material type that will not stick once greased with butter or oil.