Must Have’s in Every Bakers Tool Box
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, every baker has a set of tools required to make their pastries and cakes perfect. If you are a beginner, make sure to add these tools to your existing list of things to buy and if you are a professional, then add any of these missing tools to your collection to make your baking easier, faster and fabulous.
Measuring cups and spoons
Every baker knows that precision is key in baking. Make sure you have all possible measuring cups and spoons in your collection to accurately measure your ingredients before you start to combine them. There are separate measuring cups and spoons for dry and wet ingredients. You will probably use these tools the most so it is best to equip yourself with a wider variety of cups and tablespoons.
You will most probably use this tool as much as your measuring cups. Spatulas are very useful when it comes to scraping out the last bit of cake batter or cookie dough. They are also very useful in helping you mix together your wet and dry ingredients. If possible, equip yourself with these bench scrapers as they come in handy when you need to cut your dough neatly.
This simple tool has a wide range of uses such as greasing your pans before pouring in the batter and coating your dough with melted butter or egg. They are also very useful when it comes to painting the top of your pie crusts with milk.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about the uses of this tool is that it can be used to beat eggs thoroughly. While this is its primary use, whisks are quite an important tool as it helps combine the dry ingredients well. They make your tasks easier as well so add one in to your basket.
A definite helping hand when it comes to rolling out those pie crusts and cookie dough. If you can’t be bothered to get that food processor working, then you can simply put in the cookies, chips or whatever you need crushed into a Ziploc bag and give it a good beating using the rolling pin to achieve the result you were looking for.
A sieve can be put in to work in different ways. For bakers, a sieve comes in handy when you need to sift those dry ingredients such as flour and coco powder. It can also be used to lightly dust your delicious brownies and chewy cookies with some powdered sugar.
Baking pans and sheets
Once you are done making the batters and dough, you need the right pan to pour in your combined ingredients, bake it and obtain your finished product. Make sure to equip yourself with a variety of pans depending on what you are planning on making. You need to line your pans with baking sheets to prevent them from sticking on to the pans as well.
With these tools in hand, you can surely master the simplest of cookies, cakes and pies. If you are interested in continuing this hobby/profession, then keep expanding your collection to make baking easy and fun.