Baking Tips-101

By Foodism Team

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A famous baker once said- “You don't have to love cooking to cook, but you have to do more than love baking to bake. You have to bake out of love.”
And we couldn’t resonate more with anything! 
Baking is therapeutic in so many ways, but it all can go sideways very easily and quickly. Hence even the best bakers have tips and tricks they use to get the results they want. Here are some of them to make your life easier!

  1. Pre-heating your cookie sheet before roasting items such as French fries and veggies will eliminate the need to flip halfway through
  2. Prevent over-boiling by placing a wooden spoon across a pot
  3. To make whipped cream extra fluffy, refrigerate your mixing bowl beforehand.
  4. Making a layer cake? Flip the top layer upside-down to get a perfectly flat and even top — perfect for frosting application.
  5. When decorating, secure the cake with a spoonful of frosting at the bottom so it stays in place.
  6.  If you're using a cake stand, pre-line it with parchment — so it stays clean while you're frosting.
  7. For perfectly square, clean-cut brownies (or other bars) follow this process - grease a baking pan; line it with two strips of parchment i.e. one from left to right and one from front to back; grease the parchment paper too. Once cooked, let it sit until cool to the touch; post-cooling use the parchment paper edges to lift the brownies from the pan; and slice with a serrated knife!
  8. For frothy, creamy, delicious milk foam on the run - Fill a small jar with a little milk (no more than halfway), place the lid and shake until the milk has doubled. Remove the lid and microwave the milk for about 30 seconds.
  9. Refrigerate your cookie dough before shaping. Want perfectly round (or shaped) cookies? Chilling the dough helps!
  10. Portion out your cookie dough with a tablespoon. No more baking cookies that are different sizes! You can measure out perfect matching circle cookies by scooping out the dough using a tablespoon.
  11. Use a cup to flatten out cookie dough. After you scoop out the cookie dough, flatten the balls a bit with the bottom of the cup to ensure that the cookie is perfectly thin!
  12. Thin out melted chocolate with a drop of oil. If you're melting chocolate to coat a baked good, melt it with a small amount of oil! This helps to thin out the chocolate and create a smooth texture.