How to perfect your baking skills

April 17, 2008 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Simple tips for smart food…

Why is it that homemade cakes don’t always look as good as those in recipe books or magazines? Follow these tips for baking success.

• The one thing to remember is that baking is like chemistry. One ingredient reacts with the other. That’s why it’s so important to measure all the ingredients carefully and I suggest investing in a digital scale for precision.
• It is really all about good ingredients, quality baking utensils and good recipes.
• Please also remember that all the eggs we use in our F&HE recipes are large unless otherwise stated.
• Follow the recipe exactly and don’t cut corners.
• Always sieve your flour, castor sugar, icing sugar and cocoa powders.
• Good-quality cake tins are essential and a few springform cake tins are a must.
• Always turn out your cakes on a wire rack to allow the air to circulate during cooling time.

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