Do your cookies come out flat or are your muffins bland? Do you want baking delectable treats to be easy and enjoyable? Five basic tips can help.
Follow the recipe. This may seem obvious, but choosing not to use a certain ingredient, or to use less of that ingredient, will often change the chemistry of the whole recipe and affect the outcome of your baked goods.
Use the right tools. Dry and wet ingredients do not measure the same way. Be sure to use the correct measuring cups and spoons to help keep the right balance of ingredients called for in the recipe.
Grease your pans with a paper towel. Even when using a spray grease, rub the pan with a paper towel to ensure it is greased thoroughly and evenly.
Be realistic. Whether you are baking for a fundraiser, a party, or a simple family meal, trying to do too much at once can work against you. Making one or two baked treats really well is preferable to making five poorly.
Use quality ingredients. A baked treat is only as good as its ingredients. Using higher quality sugars and real butter will go a long way in making your treats truly delectable.