When you are new to baking, you may find it overwhelming when it comes to ingredients, tools and equipment, but it doesn’t have to be scary at all.
Baking does not have to be complicated, it is just like chemistry, but at the comfort of your home.
Baking can always be a fun solo project, with family or friends.
Of course you will need baking pans depending on what you are baking. Be it cakes, muffins or cookies.
I would recommend at least 3 9 inch cake pans, 1 muffin pan and at least 1 loaf pan.
You should have at least round, square and rectangle shapes.
Measuring cups, spoons and scale.
Baking is a form of science, just like a science experiment, to get the chemical reactions to work well, you need them to turn out perfect and be consistent in your results every time.
Imagine if baking companies did not use any form of measurements, they would have different results every time.
Without consistent measurements, the consistency and texture will be lacking.
Some recipes will require you to sift dry ingredients like flour, sugar and some chemical leaveners. Sifting ensures that the ingredients is aerated, preventing it from getting lumpy while you are baking.
Ensure you get a sturdy stainless steel sifter as it is easy to clean and rust free.
Whisk or a hand mixer
A hand mixer is ideal for beginners and is ideal for simple, speedy jobs like preparing pancakes, muffins and beating eggs
If you want to put icing on a bake, or spreading the cake mix in the baking pan, a spatula is essential for smoothing the ingredients out until a smooth appearance is achieved.
A cooling rack is an essential tool for cooling cakes a it elevates the food to prevent moisture from forming underneath the baked goods which can make them mushy.
If you don’t want to get your hands ‘dirty’ a pastry brush is helpful in applying sauces, oils, glazes and other liquids during and after the cooking process.
A pastry brush gives you control over the ingredient before you add.