Have you ever tried baking multiple times before and realized that there are times when the results are quite not right? You only lack the right timing and some other things that will help bring your cakes to perfection! You may have not realized that kitchens also play a vital role into creating your pastries, too. Read on to find out what you lack in order to get consistent baking success.
- Try not to use cold eggs. This means that you should avoid the eggs that came out from the fridge, or they are literally cold to the touch. You must have at least heard about bringin the butter into room temperature. This is equally important with the eggs, too. But if you are short with time, try microwaving the better on low setting in 5 second intervals and check the butter in between to get the right requirement. The eggs should be placed in a bowl filled with warm water and should stay there for at least ten to fifteen minutes.
- Measure flour in a proper way. Most of the people who have tried baking a couple of times usually do not measure their flour well. Scooping a one cup flour usually has excess at the top, forming a volcano-like shape. Get rid fo the excess by using a knife. Scooping should be avoided, too. You should use a spoon flour to measure a cup of flour or more according to the recipe you are following.
- When you butter the pans, use the pastry brush. By using this specific brush, you will have better coverage compared to having the butter stick to a piece of paper. Using this item will also make your buttering parchment swift and easy. All you need to do is swipe away the brush over one tablespoon of soft butter and wipe it off on the surface of the paper or pan.
- Place the position of your pans closely to the center of the oven as you can. The pans should never touch the walls of the oven. If the oven you are using is not wide enough to store the pans, try placing them on different racks and put a slight offset, in order to allow proper air circulation.
- When you are baking, rotate the pans. This will give your cakes in the kitchens even baking. But you should wait for the moment that the cake is already set, which is around two-thirds on the way through the time you started baking in order to prevent the cake from collapsing. If you are using two or more racks, this is also the best time to swap your pans.
- Make sure that you cool your cakes in an upside down manner. This will make your tops flatten out evenly, thus creating a form of disk that are easy to stack up when you layer them. If the top surface of the cake is a bit too rounded, slice it off using a serrated knife.
Whatever you are baking, make sure to do some good observations and try to change your methods from time to time in order to achieve the kind of cake you desire. You should also try to invest in quality bakeware, as this will also contribute to the quality of the pastries or cakes you are making in the kitchens.
Measurements should be as exact as how you have read it from the recipe to avoid disasters during the baking process. When weighing ingredients, use digital scales to achieve the right weight. This will aid you in eliminating excess ingredients into the mix.