Friday, February 20, 2015

Kitchen School: 3 Tips for Better Baking . . . . Measuring

 

Baking is a science. You need the right ingredients in the right proportions for the recipe to work. So, measuring accurately is key. Here are three tips for accurate measuring for better baking.

1) Use the right tools
Dry ingredients require different measuring cups than liquid ingredients.



2) Measure accurately
Most professional bakers prefer weighing ingredients to ensure accuracy. If you don't have a kitchen scale, here are some tips for measuring accurately. For dry ingredients, fluff ingredients, like flour, with a spoon before measuring. Then, use measuring cups to collect ingredients. Level with the back of a knife or straight edge. This helps get rid of extra flour without packing it down. You don't want to pack dry ingredients unless the recipe specifically calls for it.
For wet ingredients, place cup on a level surface. Pour liquid into cup and try to get eye level with the cup to ensure accuracy.




3) Measuring sticky ingredients
Spray your measuring cup with non-stick spray before measuring a sticky ingredient. This will help sticky ingredients, like honey and molasses, come out of the cups easily.

Hope these three tips help you bake better! If you liked these tips, here are some recipes to practice measuring: Banana Pecan Bread, Ginger Cookies, and Double Chocolate Brownies. For even more recipes and tips for better baking, follow me, RDtipoftheday, on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. You can subscribe to this blog, RDtipoftheday.blogspot.com, through BlogLovin.

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