For most people the word baking is limited to what is done in a bakery store where delicious food items come out of for them to snack on at any time of the day. While for some people, it is much more than that. It is a passion, a form of art; a canvas where they can create and innovate so much more than what people can imagine. Those people might get lost while baking that they wouldn’t have any idea what is going on around them as long as they are surrounded by all their baking tools and ingredients. And when they are done, voila! You will find a amazingly delicious cake, or cookies or what not in front of you that you might not have words to describe it.
Such passionate bakers are always on the lookout for some good techniques to make their baking time easier and more fun. If you are one of those people, you have come to the right place for here we will give a few hacks that will make your experience with baking even more heavenly.
1. More Mixing, Flatter Cakes
Some of you might think that the more you beat the batter, the more good the cake will be. But we’re sorry to announce that you are thinking wrong. The truth is that the more you mix the batter, the flatter your cake will bake to be. So in order to get a more fluffy cake, mix only till all the ingredients are completely fused together.
2. Grating Frozen Butter
It’s very hard to mix cold butter in your batter in recipes which require cold butter. But no worries not because we have the perfect hack to solve that problem for you. Use a grater to grate the frozen butter in your batter and then mix. It will melt immediately without the need of warming it beforehand. It is also useful as butter will last longer if frozen instead of putting it at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
3. Pulling Out a Cheesecake Effortlessly
Baking a cheesecake might not be that difficult as it is to take it out of the baking tin. It would mot that difficult if you use a hot knife or a blowtorch to separate the ends of the cake from the tin and then pull it out. This way you will get a proper shape and you won’t lose the good cake while taking it out.
4. Smoothly Frosting Cakes
The main problem one faces while frosting a cake it that while smoothing the surface, the frosting keeps sticking to the spatula and the result is that the surface doesn’t become smooth enough. To avoid such situations, dip your spatula in order to remove excess frosting and then continue to smooth the surface. This will give you a very smooth and appealing iced surface of the cake.
5. Extra Moist Cakes
Every sweet-tooth loves a moist, scrumptious cake on its own or maybe a cup of coffee. To make your cakes extra moist, all you have to go is add a little mayonnaise in the batter while mixing it. Or if you’re not a big fan of mayonnaise, then you can go for some pudding mix. You can use any brand you like and add some of it to your cake batter and then mix it. After baking, you will be more than happy with your amazingly moist and yummy cake.
6. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Substitute
If you don’t have unsweetened baking chocolate at home at the time you need it, you can always use butter and cocoa powder to make some of your own and use it in your cake batter, icing, or wherever you like.
7. 3-Minute Meringues
If you’re crazing some homemade meringues and don’t have much time, then you can make some in only a matter of minutes. Take an egg and separate the egg white. Pour the egg white in one cup of icing sugar and knead it till you get a dough. Make marble sized balls and place them on some butter paper on a plate. Microwave for 1-2 minutes and you will have some amazing meringues to go with your evening tea.
8. Easily Separating Egg White and Yolk
To save yourself from trouble and easily separating your egg white from the yolk, put it on a plate and place a cup over the yolk. After placing the mug, pour the white in another container. Simple and easy!
9. Enhanced Chocolate Flavor
Vanilla in known to enhance every flavor while coffee makes your chocolate even more stronger and delicious. Put espresso and vanilla together to make your chocolate cakes more heavenly.
10. Self-raising Flour Substitute
If you don’t have self-raising flour available then you can make your own at home by simple mixing 100g all-purpose flour with 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Use same proportions for bigger quantities.
We hope that these techniques were of less or more help for you people. Do you have more hacks that you can share with us?