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Baking Guide: What Every Beginner Must Know

Baking is considered a good hobby. Upon reading in some cooking mags and online blogs, you will be surprised to know that baking actually does a good job in improving the mood. Somehow, this answers the question why more people are now baking.

But then again, baking is not a matter of instant. There are steps to closely follow, and of course, a handful of guidelines to keep in mind. As a beginner, it is recommended to take hold of the following baking guidelines.

Must-Not-Ignore Guidelines for Baking Beginners

1. Work on a cold cookie dough.

When it comes to baking, one of the first sweets you want to make are cookies. But even a basic recipe as this require some tips to be done perfectly right. This only means that you’ve got to learn more about cookie baking. One simple tip to remember is to keep your cookie dough cold. Putting the mixed cookie recipe inside the refrigerator does the job. Never work on a warm dough; place it in the fridge again if necessary. One thing you need to know more about cookie doughs is that they are more manageable when cool. In addition that, cool cookie doughs do have the correct consistency once baked in the oven.

2. Make use of parchment paper or silicone mat.

This another tip you will learn here gives you a lot of favor as a beginner in baking. The tip that I am talking about is utilizing a silicone mat, otherwise a parchment paper when baking different sweets like candies, tarts, biscuits, and even cookies. You can notice that some other bakers stick to the traditional way of putting oil or butter onto the dough to prevent it from sticking onto trays, containers or pans. But these may not be the best ones to use. Oil and butter are a thumbs-up but they can make a modification in the dough. If the concern is just to easily detach a dough from a container or pan, the use of parchment paper or silicone mat is the best thing to do.

3. Do not try to forego certain steps.

In cooking shows on TV, many presenting bakers do their recipes with simpler steps and skipping some instructions. But doing so is better off with expert bakers, not starters. Remember that each simple procedure in baking does an effect to baking and which is why they are included. If you will ever come up with a decision to skip on certain steps or unfollow measurements, then you need to be sure you know how it will make a difference onto your output.

From being a good beginner in baking, you are on your way to becoming better.