Questions Most People Ask About Baking
Whether you are a newbie or a professional, we all have doubts. After all, baking can be tough. You need to take care of every gram and ounce if you want the cake to fluff right, the cookie to be chewy and so on.
Lately, a lot of you have been sending queries and since answering every question individually becomes tough but that does not mean I am going to leave you out. In this article, I am going to be talking about some doubts that are very common.
Most Frequently Asked Baking Questions
Q1: Can I freeze my cake after it is baked?
Well, I don’t recommend you freeze your bake cake but that does not mean you can’t. Just make sure you wrap the cafe well. It has to be completely airtight.
And when you defrost it, let it happen naturally at room temperature. Avoid putting it into the microwave or the oven as the cake can turn into a soggy mess.
Q2: My eggs whites just won’t beat. What’s wrong?
The most common mistake that beginners make is using eggs straight out of the fridge. Cold eggs are going to be harder to beat so make sure you get them out in-time. Apart from that, they should also be clean and dry.
If all the above boxes check but you are still not able to get them stiff enough to hold the bowl over your head then I would suggest adding a pinch of salt to the egg whites. But make sure you do not go overboard as it will affect the texture of the cake.
Q3: Why are my cakes sticking to the baking tin?
The most likely explanation for that is you are not greasing the baking tin properly. Make sure you apply an ample amount of oil or even butter.
Also, do not try to get the cake out of the tin as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let it rest in the tin for about 5-10 minutes before you place it on the cooling rack. Another thing to check is that your cake bakes properly. if the sides or bottom of the cake is uncooked then it is likely to stick.
Q4: Where do I store fine chocolate?
Fine chocolate is best stores at room temperature rather than the fridge Just keep it away from sunlight or it will turn white or grey due to blooming. Don’t know blooming is? Check this post on commonly as questions about chocolate for more details.
Q5: Will my cookie dough go bad if I store it?
As long as you keep the cookies dough in the fridge it should easily last you for another 4-5 days. Just make sure you provide it an airtight covering or place it in the right container. In case you want to store it for beyond the next 4-5 days then consider freezing it.
Q6: Can I use salted butter even though the recipe says unsalted butter?
Yes, that shouldn’t be a problem as long as you make sure you do not add additional salt on top as the recipe might just ask you for it. Though personally, I always choose unsalted butter as it gives me greater control over the taste of the recipe.