Thursday’s Baking Tips & Tricks….

~ Make sure eggs, butter, and milk are at room-temperature before adding to batter. Unless otherwise indicated.

~ Allow baking sheet to cool in between each batch of cookies.

~ When baking cupcakes, use an ice cream scoop to measure perfect amount of batter.

~ If you need heavy cream for a recipe, make your own by combining mix 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter. This will give you 1 cup of heavy cream.

~ Always use butter vs. margarine.

~ Only bake one batch of cookies at a time. More than one baking sheet at a time, will cause cookies to bake unevenly.

~ Measure the quantities correctly:  This is a baking must!

~ Mix it right – Dry ingredients should be combined together thoroughly in one bowl before you combine them with liquids.

~ To prevent chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of muffins or cupcakes, try dusting lightly with flour.

~ Bake cookies in muffin tins to avoid spreading and to get a uniform sized cookie.

~ If you like cookies chewy, remove the cookies from the tray as soon as they are out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.

~ Do not grease the cookie sheet unless the recipe states you should .

~ Avoid over stirring when preparing muffins – do not stir or beat batter until it’s smooth and lump-free .

The more you bake, the better you will become. I hope the tips listed above will help you learn to love the art of baking if you haven’t already!



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