Everyone loves a cake.Baking techniques have always been a benchmark for cooking skills.Cakes,cookies,muffins,macaroons,pies,puffs,pastry are always a crowd favourite. Be it with eggs, vegan or vegetarian.
As Julia Child says,”With enough butter, anything is good.”
Below are few tips for a good bake.
1.Always preheat your oven 10-15 minutes.
2.Always stick to the recipe.Things can go out of balance, if not in proportion.
3.Each oven is different.Hence, your oven may take more cooking time than specified.It may take 5 mins+ or -.Hence, keep checking once half the time specified for baking is done.
4.You can use a microwave for baking as well.However,color of the crust may not turnout so brown .
5.You can replace eggs by using vegan substitutes like flax seeds,milk-cream-yogurt mixes.
6.If you are baking a cake, do a toothpick check.Before you switch it off,insert a tooth pick.Check if the batter still sticks to the toothpick.If it does, you need to bake for 5 mins more.
7.Ensure the cake is completely cool before you begin with icing or ganache.
8.Clean the oven once it cools.This will help you avoid a burnt smell,next time you use it.Sometimes some pieces fall while you take the goodies out.This could lead to them being burnt when used next time.