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6 baking essentials every kitchen must have

  • Interior Design
Jan 06, 2017
Baking Essentials for Kitchen – Beautiful Homes

Tarika Singh, baker and founder of the popular blog To the T helps us with a list of baking essentials every kitchen must have 

The change of mood is palpable as soon as winter rolls in. There’s a natural swing in everyone’s step and party planning takes priority. With the dip in temperature, baking boozy cakes, spiced cookies and decadent pies take centre stage at celebrations. Here’s my pick of six baking essentials that will help you sail through the season:


1. Weighing Scale

Most of us start our baking journey using measuring cups, but baking is all about precision, and measuring cups can be highly unreliable. Depending on humidity and how tightly packed the flour is, you could end up getting too little or too much flour or sugar in a measuring cup. It is the sort of difference that could turn your clafoutis into a cake and vice versa. Take the guesswork out of your baking by using a weighing scale where 1 cup of flour will always be 125 grams. Modern day digital weighing scales are inexpensive, easy to maintain and available online. Using a weighing scale not only helps with precision in baking, but it can also be incorporated into your kitchen design. A sleek, modern digital scale can be a stylish and functional addition to your countertop, enhancing the overall look of your kitchen while also making your baking experience more efficient and accurate.


2. Pestle and Mortor

Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice or just freshly ground cardamom! I love making my spice blends from scratch in a pestle and mortar, simply because of the aroma that envelops my kitchen when I start pounding the spices. It is also extremely cathartic at the end of a long, working day. 


3. Oven Thermometer

Popped your cake in the oven at the precise temperature described in the recipe for the exact amount of time, but realized half way through baking time that your cake is burnt? Trust me, it is not your fault. Most ovens in India overheat, so while you set the temperate to 180 degrees Celsius, what goes on inside the oven is a whole different story. An oven thermometer is placed inside the oven to give you a reading of what the internal temperature is. So, if you’ve set the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, but the oven thermometer shows you a reading of 200 degrees Celsius, you know it is time to turn the temperature down.


4. Rolling Pin

When it comes to rolling pins, what works for chapatis, doesn’t work for tarts and pies. A slightly heavier rolling pin that allows for a swivel motion is ideal for rolling out tart, pie and sugar cookie doughs that need to be worked on swiftly, without melting the butter in the dough. 


5. Cooling Racks

A set of tiered cooling racks is the best investment I’ve made in my kitchen. I had been using all sorts of silly contraptions as substitutes, but these cooling racks have helped me master ‘crisp on the edges but gooey-centred cookies’ while helping cakes, cupcakes and pies cool way faster. Not only are tiered cooling racks a practical addition to any kitchen, but they can also be a stylish element of interior design. With various designs and finishes available, you can choose a set that complements the overall aesthetic of your kitchen while also providing a functional solution for your baking needs.


6. Vanilla Extract

The real deal. The stuff we get at grocery stores, sold to us for Rs. 30? Never use it! That is vanilla essence and has very little to do with real vanilla. Vanilla extract, on the other hand, is a labour of love, made over a period of a few months when high quality pods are soaked in vodka for a couple of months. You will only need a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract in most recipes, but using the real deal will make a world of difference to anything you choose to bake!

Weighing Scale – Beautiful Homes

A weighing scale is the best way to measure while baking because of its accuracy.

Rolling Pin – Beautiful Homes

You need specific, heavier rolling pins for your baking needs.

Cooling Racks - Beautiful Homes

Not only do the cooling racks help you cool those cookies faster but also help you bake a crispy crust.

Oven Thermometer - Beautiful Homes

Say goodbye to anxious moments by the oven with an oven thermometer that tells you the exact temperature inside the oven.

Vanilla Extract – Beautiful Homes

As tempting as it is to opt for the cheaper essence, always use the real vanilla extract for that spot on flavour.

Pestle and Mortor – Beautiful Homes

Bask in the aroma of spices spread throughout by blending them in a pestle and mortar.

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