Category Archives for Baking

Kitchen and Cooking Tips: Cake Stuck to the Tin?

Can’t get the lid off? For a good grip place a wide rubber band around the lid, and then twist. Salt runs too fast? Unscrew the shaker top, wash it and leave to dry. Then use clear nail polish to … Continue reading

29. October 2013 by admin
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How to Keep Bread and Cakes Fresh

  Let them breathe Bread and cakes need to have a little air circulating around them, so don’t store them in completely airtight containers. Condensation and mould will quickly develop if air is unable to circulate. Biscuits, on the other … Continue reading

29. October 2013 by admin
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Baking Tips: Cooking up a cake?

Keep the kitchen warm Most cakes do better if they are prepared at a temperature of 20°C (68°F) or more. If your equipment and ingredients have been stored in a cool place, take them out about two hours before you … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by admin
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Tips for better baking

Baking ‘blind’ Bake pastry bases separately before filling them, to prevent sogginess or under-cooking. Line a dish with pastry, then place a piece of foil or crumpled greaseproof paper gently on top of the pastry. The paper or foil should … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by admin
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Do’s and Don’ts for Perfect Pastry

  DO choose a cool day for pastry-making. Or open windows to keep the kitchen cool. DO keep all equipment and ingredients as cool as possible. DO use only the tips of your fingers when rubbing in or handling pastry; … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by admin
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Storing and Freezing Food

Anyone who enjoys baking and possesses a freezer can have a wide selection of food available with little extra effort. Cakes, pastries, biscuits, bread and rolls can be baked from double or treble the quantities and then frozen. Food mixers … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by admin
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Glossary of Baking Ingredients from A to Z

Many of the ingredients required for our recipes are everyday basics to be found in any kitchen. Nevertheless these ingredients are sometimes used in a different way for baking and for this reason several of them are included in the … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by admin
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How to Prepare Baking Tins for Cake and Bread Making

Preparation of Baking Tins For this, it is probably best to follow the instructions in your recipe. The decision whether to grease a tin or baking tray, whether to sprinkle it with flour or breadcrumbs, or to line it with … Continue reading

16. June 2011 by admin
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Baking Cakes, Icings and Fillings

If you have baked a light sponge, for example, or a rich fruit cake, a well-risen Kugelhopf or a tray of biscuits, now the next stage can begin: completing your piece de resistance with a filling, an icing or a … Continue reading

16. June 2011 by admin
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Baking Cakes: Cook’s Tips

Cake Making A sandwich cake is fat creamed with sugar, whereas a sponge is usually fatless and the eggs are whisked with the sugar before folding in the flour. Basic Sandwich Cake 100 gl 4 oz butter or margarine 2 … Continue reading

16. June 2011 by admin
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