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Tips for Better Baking – Week Three

Every day in January I am sharing my best Tips for Better Baking. These are tips that have made my kitchen life easier and helped me become a better baker. Follow along on Facebook or check back here each Sunday for a roundup of the week’s tips.

If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out Tips for Better Baking Week One and Tips for Better Baking Week Two.

Tips for Better Baking #12 – Zest Citrus onto Parchment

For easy clean up, zest citrus right onto a piece of parchment paper, then easily slide or shake it right into your mixing bowl.  The best zest comes from a microplane (pictured below) and I highly recommend investing in one.

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Tips for Better Baking – Week Two

Every day in January I am sharing one of my best Tips for Better Baking. These are tips that have made my kitchen life easier and helped me become a better baker. Follow along on Facebook or check back here each Sunday for a roundup of the week’s tips.

If you’re just joining us, be sure to start here with the Tips for Better Baking – Week One Roundup.

Tips for Better Baking #5 – Know Your Oven

All ovens have personalities of their own. Some run hot, some never reach the set temperature, and almost all ovens have hot spots where food cooks and browns quicker.  To become a better baker, you’ve got to get friendly with your oven.  Buy an external oven thermometer and get to know your oven’s quirks.  You will want to adjust your baking accordingly and you may consider getting your oven serviced if the fluctuations are severe.

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Tips for Better Baking – Week One

Every day in January I am sharing some of my best Tips for Better Baking.  These are tips that have made my kitchen life easier and helped me become a better baker.  Follow along on Facebook or check back here each Sunday for a roundup of the week’s tips.

Tips for Better Baking #1 – Use a scale, start weighing your ingredients, and get comfortable working in grams. 

Using a scale and weighing your ingredients is the number one way to improve your baking.  If you’re trying to get 1 cup of flour, the results can vary greatly based on how you fill the measuring cup, but 1 ounce is always 1 ounce and 100 grams is always 100 grams.  It’s a much more accurate way of measuring ingredients and once you get comfortable working with a scale, it’s much easier too.

I have created a handy Cups to Grams Baking Conversion Chart that includes the most common conversions needed in baking. I recommend printing it out and taping it to the back of your kitchen cupboard doors. Click here to download the chart and a free tutorial on how to use it.

I recommend this My Weight Kitchen Scale because it’s easy to use, fast, and lightweight.  It’s also really affordable for such high quality.

Tips for Better Baking - Get comfortable using a scale to weigh your ingredients.  It's more accurate and your baked goods will be better!

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