Friday, March 07, 2008

Baking Tips

I got these tips from Hotel Equatorial's monthly brochure which features their dining promotions. I'd like to share these baking tips on temperature, cookware, ingredients and techniques with you here.

1. Turn on the oven 10-15 minutes before you plan to use it to allow time for it to heat to baking temperature.

2. Shiny pans reflect the heat, and are your best choice for cake baking.

3. Have all ingredients at room temperature for best results.

4. To speed up the softening of cold butter, grate or thinly slice it and let stand for about 10 minutes over a bowl of warm water.

5. Toss nuts, raisins and chopped fruits in flour first. This will help keep them suspended in batters.

6. Cool the cake thoroughly before frosting.

7. Apply a thin layer of frosting to the cake then refrigerate until it is set before applying the final, heavier layer of frosting. This will seal in the crumbs, ensuring a clean final appearance.


Hawaiiana Coffee said...

We sell Pure Mexican Vanilla a nice addition to your baking needs

Anonymous said...

Hawaiiana Coffee

mybabybay said...

So what are you baking today?

Tot's Mom said...

Never like cooking or baking. Maybe because just no patience to learn!!

JO-N said...

I think I'm like Tot's mom, lousy in cooking and baking.

I see so many mummies who like cooking and baking and some are very talented too.

suesue said...

Thanks for sharing the tips.

slavemom said...

Mich, I hv a pkt of ready-mix flour for choc cake sitting in the cabinet for vy long edi. Still haven't found the mood/time to bake yet. :D