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January 01, 2018
Baking is one of the most therapeutic pastimes around, but at first, you may wonder what equipment you need to get started with. There is an overwhelming selection of equipment out there, and although every one of them has its own purpose, this list comprises of the 6 basic ones beginner bakers should have:
1. Measuring Cups & Spoons/Digital Weighing Scale
You often hear that baking is a science, and that's because the accuracy of measurement is very important when it comes to getting a successful result. At Bakestarters, we use a digital weighing scale to measure ingredients for all our baking kits, and we find that the most accurate method of measurement. If you don't want to invest in one yet, start with measuring cups/spoons!
2. Basic Kitchen Utensils & Baking Pans
Here's our list of basic utensils/baking pans to get:
- Whisk for beating eggs or mixing your ingredients well- Spatula for folding in ingredients, and scraping off bowls- Pastry brush to brush egg wash on pastry- A muffin pan, a baking sheet, and a round cake pan can give you plenty of baking options
Yes, cheating slightly by putting a group of equipment into one, but hey, they are essential!
Sieves help to ensure your flour/confectioners' sugar do not clump up when you are using them. It helps to distribute your dry ingredients evenly into the batter and ensure even mixing.
While this might not be a basic equipment, getting one will elevate your baking experience almost immediately! They can save plenty of time, and energy. Stand mixers are useful for thicker doughs, whereas handheld mixers are easier to clean and pack up.
5. Parchment/Baking Paper
This will save you plenty of clean up and helps to make sure that whatever you're baking doesn't stick to the pan or cookie sheet. And that is why all our baking kits come with parchment paper when it's required.
6. Cooling Racks
Cooling racks provide good ventilation for your goods to cool. It allows good air flow all round, allowing them to cool evenly and get to the right texture.
Want to get started baking? We're excited for you! Cookies are easy to make, delicious, and what's more, you get to give them away to adoring fans friends. Start with our Chocolate Chip Cookies using COOKINGCOOKIES to get 15% off these crispy-on-the-outside-chewy-in-the-middle cookies.
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