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Baking Tips & Tricks from the Pro Bakers at Baker's Brew

Sun, 2023-07-23

Embark on a journey of discovery into the captivating world of baking! Brought to you by the experts at Baker's Brew, the home of quintessential baking mastery in Singapore, this treasure trove of insider advice is designed to elevate your baking skills. 

So, prepare to indulge in the secrets of our pros, and let's turn your kitchen into a bakery with our tips as well as our engaging baking classes!

1. Check the Temperature when Handling Butter and Sugar

Butter and sugar can be tricky to master, but with a bit of insight, they're a breeze to handle. The secret? Monitor their temperature. Room-temperature butter ensures a smooth, creamy texture when creamed with sugar. But beware of overly soft butter—it can result in heavy, dense cakes. Sugar, more than a sweetener, also acts as a moisture provider, a browning aid, and a tenderiser. A hint of experimentation with sugar quantities can lead to a more distinct flavour profile.

2. Invest in Quality Baking Tools

The tools in your baking repertoire play a key role in your baking success. Essentials include a set of measuring spoons and a digital scale for precise measurements, a high-quality mixer—preferably a stand mixer for frequent bakers—and top-notch bakeware that impacts the cooking time and final look of your cakes.

3. Avoid Overmixing Your Batter

Mistakes are part of the baking process, and one common error is overmixing. This can lead to tough, less appetising cakes. The solution is simple—stop mixing your ingredients as soon as the flour disappears.

4. Test Your Baking Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda

If you're unsure whether your raising agents are still active, there's a simple test you can do. For baking powder, mix a teaspoon with half a cup of hot water; it should bubble immediately. For bicarbonate of soda, mix a teaspoon with a splash of vinegar; it should also bubble up. This can save your baked goods from turning into flat, dense bricks.

5. Know Your Oven

Every oven is unique, with hot and cold spots that can affect baking. Get to know your oven; try baking a few batches of cookies in different areas to identify any uneven heating. This understanding can help you rotate your pans effectively for even browning.

6. Measure Ingredients by Weight

Lastly, always measure your ingredients by weight rather than volume for consistency. This is particularly crucial with flour, where compaction can significantly affect the amount you're actually adding.

Enrol in Baking Classes at Baker’s Brew

We've shared some tips, but there's so much more to learn and explore in the realm of baking. Why not take the leap and enrol in a baking class? Whether you're a beginner seeking basic baking lessons near you, a seasoned baker hunting for the best baking class in Singapore has to offer, or a parent interested in a baking class for kids, our curriculum at Baker’s Brew caters to all. The benefits of our private baking classes and cake-making classes in Singapore are that they provide personalised, as-on experiences designed to transform you into a baking maestro. Still not convinced? Here are 5 more reasons to sign up for a baking course!

Join our baking courses and unlock the delightful world of baking today. We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our family of passionate bakers!

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