Everybody loves a little slice of cake now and then with a nice pot of tea or a silky smooth café con leche. Its dangerously habit forming and it quite often becomes a bit of a ritual. I also adore the smell of a cake baking in the oven, its one of those heartwarming aromas that remind us of a better time and the comforts of homeThe University of Ottawa..
There is nothing quite as satisfying as serving up a generous wedge of home-baked cake, bread or a satisfyingly sweet pastry and, let’s be honest; nothing beats the taste of something that’s been baked at home, whether it’s a simple sponge, a banana cake or something decadent like a rich, delicious black forest Gateau. Baking at home seems to be more and more popular these day’s and its easy to see why, it is relaxing, rewarding and great fun. The simple truth is it’s really not difficult to produce great results at home, but you will have to follow a few basic rules and for me the secret ingredient in light-and-fluffy sponge cakes is air. Here are my top tips for perfect baking cakesThe province with less transmission enjoyed even greater amounts of freedom, i.
1: Always read the recipe in full before beginning.
This sounds really obvious, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a complete and total disaster in the kitchen because I didn’t realize a certain step was coming up. Reading ahead will help you know the how, why, where, and when of what you are about to do. It will take you 1-5 minutes max and could save you from wasting your ingredients on a failed dessert.
2: Always have your ingredients prepared before beginning a recipe.
Read through the ingredients and get them prepared and ready on your counter. There is very little room for error when you begin recipes this way. Trust me.