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5 Baking Essentials For Beginners

Former Good Housekeeping food editor Roselle Miranda shares how stocking up a baker's kitchen can be hassle-free

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez and Tala Singson Photography: Vincent Coscolluela and Pexels.com (Main Photo)

If we're going to be honest, we all love sweet treats—be it eating it or making it! However, whipping up desserts can't be done with just a spoon and a pan, you need a lot of important tools as well. Whether you’re a new baker looking to complete your kitchen or an experienced pro interested in sticking to the basics, this list is for you. Check it out: 

1. An efficient oven. “When I bake, I must have an oven that I’m familiar with. I know it sounds obvious, but not every oven is the same. Some ovens run hotter than others, take longer to heat up, have uneven hot spots, etc. And to bake properly and evenly every time, I need to know the nuances of the oven I’m using.”

2. A meat thermometer. “This is essential in knowing when the roast is cooked to medium or if I’ve totally overcooked it already. You can’t tell unless you cut into it, and by that time, it’s too late.”

3. Baking pan. “Just for whatever it is I’m baking, because you can’t use a baking sheet as cake pan and you can’t make cupcakes without a cupcake pan.”

4. A food processor. “Because when time is short, nothing cuts, dices, shreds, or grates faster than it does. There are food processors that also feature blender and mixing attachments, so it’s really the ultimate multitasking appliance. Plus, making flaky crusts for empanadas and pastel becomes fast and easy.”

5. Bowls and scrapers. “I have three silicone spatulas, so obviously they’re a must for me. Also, you can never have too many mixing bowls in many sizes.”  

WHERE TO BUY: 

Chocolate Lovers

  • 45 P. Tuazon Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City
  •  (02) 724-4964

Ingrid's Sweet Haven 

  • 363 Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Pasig
  • (02) 341-5288

Sweet Escape Baking & Confectionery Store

  • 250A Rasver Bldg., 250 Pablo Ocampo Sr. Ext, Makati City

Read the original article ("Baking Essentials") from the RL Notebook in the November 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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