Baking is a fun activity to do at home. Just like cooking, you get to experiment recipes and make delicious cakes, cookies, and pastries in your kitchen. However, baking can also be distinctive compared to baking.
In terms of measurements, you need to be more accurate and precise in baking. Unlike cooking where you can just adjust the salt or the other ingredients to fit for the taste, baking is different. You need to be sure how many cups of flour, how sweet it should be, and how much baking soda you need to put in the recipe to achieve the best result.
If you are new to baking, you need to gear up and get the best baking equipment to use. Here are some of the best tools to buy for pastry making.
Serious baking relies on an accurate measurement. Ratios are critical to the outcome of your pastry; that’s why digital scales should be in every baker’s kitchen. To be more practical in scaling, use measuring cups and spoons
For piping fillings, stuffing pastry, and decorating cake tops, bakers use pastry bags. They can come with different nozzles for a variety of purposes.
This thermometer has a probe that lets you read the temperature inside the pastry. Its fast reading provides accurate reading, which is critical to baked goods. To make sure you don’t overcook or even undercook your goodies, use this handy tool.
Half Sheet Pans
These sheets go inside the oven and thus need to be made in a material withstands extreme oven temperature. You can use these hold cookies, cakes, puff pastries, and more. These pans are reliable and can last you for years.
Save your energy for rolling, hold off the whisk, and get a trusty tabletop mixer. For heavy-duty mixing, tabletop mixers can save you a lot of time and ensure a homogenous mixture.
Stainless Steel Scraper/Chopper
This tool is used to scrape dough from the working surface and to cut dough to portions. The scraper’s overall body holds a lot, making it suitable for moving the dough around and smoothing frosting.
Tapered Rolling Pin
Compared to standard rolling pins, tapered ones require less pressure to move around. It’s a unit without rattling, moving parts, and it’s lightweight. It’s easier to shape your dough too.
Whether you’re kneading dough, mashing fruit, cutting margarine, or beating eggs, a pastry blender is a perfect tool to use. They sit comfortably in your fingers and lessen the amount of force you need to do these preparations. They are easy to clean in the dishwasher too.
Glass Nesting Bowl
Glass can keep its contents warm longer than other materials. They’re cleaner than wood because they are non-porous and are easily washable. These bowls are heavy and great for whisking too.
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
Metals are great conductors, which make stainless steel bowls great for ice baths. They come in different sizes, so you can use the larger bowls to hold ice and the smaller ones to keep your mixture and place on top of the ice.