It’s National Baking Week!
Time to dust off your aprons! We would love to help encourage people of all abilities to bake.
There are so many benefits of baking. To begin with it stimulates all your senses and helps you switch off from your day to day routine. It encourages you to be creative and makes other people happy. In addition, it can bring all members of the family together and nourishing activities feel good. It’s a no brainer, so try your baking skills out today.
Before you start baking, it’s a good idea to check your ingredients. Generally, you will need a small supply of the following; flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk/milk alternatives, butter/oil, extracts/flavourings and spices. In addition, you can also bake with a selection of oats, dried fruit, nuts, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, chocolate…
In fact, you can bake with almost anything you like – get creative!
We would thoroughly recommend our fantastic storage jars for all your dried goods. They are great for displaying ingredients in your pantry or on your kitchen shelves.
Once your delicious creations have been baked, you can present them to your family and friends on a stylish cake stand. Check out our range of stands here. They are ideal for cupcakes and scones, as well as a whole range of sweet treats, cakes and desserts.
If you are new to baking, why not try a simple scone recipe to get you started. It’s easy to follow and great for children. The scones will taste delicious straight out the oven. Serve them with butter and jam and maybe even some clotted cream! Yum Yum!
So, here are our top tips to become a baking pro!
- Warm your eggs up quickly by placing them in a bowl of warm water.
- Soften your butter by placing it in a freezer bag and smashing it with a rolling pin.
- For perfectly smooth cakes, drop your pan of batter onto your countertop a few times before baking.
- Dip your cookie cutter in flour before cutting out your cookie shapes.
- Ripen bananas quickly by baking them in the oven.
However you decide to celebrate National Baking Week the most important thing is to have fun! It really is a great activity for all the family to enjoy.