March 20, 2018
If you’re a beginner, baking can seem daunting, what with the different measurements, ingredients, terminologies and techniques. Yet, nothing beats the smell of freshly baked cookies and cakes wafting out of your kitchen, and sinking your teeth into something you’ve made from scratch. To get you started and warmed up to baking, try your hands at these easy things to bake!
Muffins are easy to make, require little time and effort, and yield delicious results. They are your best bet if you don’t have fancy ingredients or equipment. These buttery, moist treats are baked in a muffin pan, using only a couple of basic ingredients such as plain flour, sugar, butter/oil, salt, milk, eggs, and baking powder. The best part? You can add in any mix-ins you like! For a fruity treat, throw in a handful of blueberries or strawberries. If you prefer something more decadent, fold in chocolate chips!
The basic method of making muffins requires you to whisk the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another, before adding the wet to the dry to form a thick batter. Add in your mix-ins, dollop them into a muffin pan, and voila, you’ve got yourself some muffins!
Ah, the good ol’ classic cookie. Perfect for an afternoon snack and great for parties, these baked treats are incredibly versatile. Depending on the flavour profile you’re going for, you can add in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, chocolate chunks, and more! Baking to impress? Dress your cookies with a drizzle of frosting or glaze.
Smooth, creamy, and decadent, the classic cheesecake never fails to tempt us. Diets have been broken and extra gym minutes have been clocked; ain’t nothing gonna stop us from devouring a slice of heaven. The classic cheesecake consists of a sweetened cream cheese filling baked on top of a crust that’s usually made with crushed Oreos, digestives, and graham crackers.
Layer cakes, loaf cakes, sheet cakes…. the possibilities are endless! Layer cakes are typically made for special occasions and require more skill, time, and equipment. Sheet and loaf cakes on the other hand, are simpler and less time-consuming. You can dress your cake up with different kinds of frostings, glazes, and toppings to spruce it up. However, if you’re looking for something classic and simple, then cakes such as our Classic Butter Cake will do the trick.
Chewy or fudgy - how do you like your brownies? Perfect for chocolate lovers, brownies do not usually contain any leavening ingredients such as baking powder or baking soda. They also contain less flour and more cocoa powder than chocolate cakes, setting them apart from each other. To amp up your brownies, try baking them with ingredients like cream cheese, or topping with a layer of frosting!
The Bakestarters blog features tips and lessons to baking in Singapore, along with useful tips when using our signature baking kits.
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