7 Equipment Essentials to Master Baking

By Escali in Homemade

Baking has revived itself in recent years. Cupcakes and cake pops have become fashionable and have re-ignited the baking craze. A lot of people have also taken to make their own baking businesses from home. Yet without the correct equipment your baking ambitions can soon crumble. Here are the top SEVEN must-have baking essentials to get you started:

Digital scales

Escali Arti Glass Kitchen ScaleAccording to the Hummingbird bakery – “Baking is an exact process and using the right equipment is essential. Even a slight deviation from the recipe amounts can make a massive difference to the final bake.”

As baking is an exact science, digital scales are the top must have gadget to ensure accuracy and consistency. The right ingredients are essential to the bakes taste and texture, as over or undoing an ingredient can have disastrous consequences. It’s vital to get the ingredients right from the offset before any decoration or anything else can go into the mix. A digital scale will help you to improve your cooking, whether you’re a professional or not. If you are in the bread making business, the digital scale is a useful tool as every piece of bread must have a standard net weight.

 

Electronic Mixer

Essentially an electric mixer takes all the hard work out of baking. Beating, mixing and stirring can become tiring, especially if you have a big batch to do. An electric mixer combines all the ingredients in a time saving way. It allows you to control the exact level of thickness of the mix. Also if you need to get perfectly smooth frosting for decoration, this is a must have.

Essentially an electric mixer takes all the hard work out of baking. Beating, mixing and stirring can become tiring, especially if you have a big batch to do. An electric mixer combines all the ingredients in a time saving way. It allows you to control the exact level of thickness of the mix. Also if you need to get perfectly smooth frosting for decoration, this is a must have.

Bake Ware Set

Cake pans, muffin pans, cooling racks and pizza pans are all vital for being able to bake your desired goods. It’s important the right pan is used, as when you’re following a recipe they are written with exact dimensions in mind. When items are placed on a solid surface it traps the heat and steam within them. This causes the product to become soggy underneath. A cooling rack will prevent this by keeping heat away from the surface.

Mixing Bowls

Owning a variety of mixing bowls in various sizes are essential towards the baking process. Mixing bowls are a key staple as they are great for whisking eggs, mixing batter and combining ingredients for your bake mixture.

 

 

Silicon Appliances

Silicone appliances such as spatulas and cupcake molds make baking and clean-up easier and in-turn, more enjoyable. These appliances are great for projects such as decorating and frosting cakes. Rather than scraping the sides of a mixing bowl, the silicone spatula will lift up any bit of mixture in an instant. Silicone cupcake molds are cost effective as they can be reused time and time again.

 

Marble Rolling Pin

These rolling pins remain cold, so they do not transfer any heat to the dough. Dough can easily break away with heat input from the rolling pin so this is a must have….not to mention, they are also very attractive!

 

 

Kitchen Timer

Kitchen timers are a vital piece of equipment when baking. Setting and actively paying attention to the timer (or even forgetting you turned it on & being reminded by the obnoxious alarm) will keep your cooking on track and prevent your baked goods from burning. Digital kitchen timers are easy to use, easy to read and belong in your kitchen today!

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