Great British Bake Off
Wednesday evenings will never be the same again for the next two months or so; because The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens last week! Did watching the contestants battle it out in front of Mel & Sue inspire you to rummage through your kitchen cupboards for your best cake tin? Although, if you’re an inexperienced baker like me, you’ll probably need a few handy tips to help you make the perfect biscuit, bread or sponge.
So make sure you pour yourself a brew before reading our top tips and before you know it you’ll be well on your way to being British Baking’s next big thing. After all, Mary Berry always says to read the recipe at least twice before starting to bake!
A good bake always has to start with accurate measuring units. Weighing isn’t as straightforward as it sounds sometimes, especially if you’re having to use conversions. For instance, if you’re unsure of how many teaspoons are in one tablespoon (it’s 3, in case you’re wondering) then take the time to double check your maths before continuing. Converting grams to ounces can also be tricky, so make use of your google search engine or a calculator to ensure measurements are correct.
Any high-quality baker nowadays not only has an array of natural baking skills and knowledge but they can also rely upon the use of a variety of machines and gadgets to make the job easier. Embracing technology instead of shunning is important. A processor can often create a better finished product than doing things by hand.
August 12th 2015