There are many kitchen utensils and gadgets that are available in the market and it is almost impossible to buy all of them. Most kitchens simply do not have the necessary space that would allow them to have an extensive set of kitchen accessories.
It is therefore important to understand the basic needs of any particular kitchen. We are focusing here on creating a wonderful baker’s kitchen.
Baking is a complicated process and requires a multi step process. The activities involved, often require a variety of baking accessories and utensils for regular use.
So although you may be an aspiring baker in the making or just trying to please your family members, you will need to turn your kitchen into one that has all the required elements and utensils for baking before this can be achieve.
Here are some important kitchen accessories that will help turn any kitchen into a delight for bakers.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Baking is precise and requires carefully weighed amount of ingredients. It is essential that you have both dry and wet measuring cups that you can use to ideally weight out both liquids and solids.
Plastic cups are excellent for use in all circumstances. You should also buy a set of measuring spoons as well. Plastic spoons are easier to use, but the metal ones have a longer life.
You can easily check the weight of liquid quantities from their volume, but it is best to use a weighing scale to measure out the quantities of all the other ingredients.
These days, you can use a simple digital scale that allows you to accurately measure out the required quantities of particular ingredients, therefore allowing you to closely follow a recipe.
It is also known as baking parchment. It is grease proof and therefore used to line baking trays and cake molds. It is excellent for use in baking cakes which have to be placed in both the oven and the freezer.
It is also ideal for wrapping different food items when they are not required for consumption immediately.
You need to have a number of tins so that you can bake both small and large sizes. You need to use the right tin for particular baking recipes though, because otherwise, baking times can be affected and you might not end up with the right results.
It is generally best to buy silver tins which are heavy duty and great for long term use.
A food processor allows you to easily mix your items when making preparations for baking. It reduces your prep time and are especially well suited for mixing flour and fat together, especially for your pastries.
A pastry brush comes in handy in a number of ways. It allows you to coat your pastry and cakes with egg, butter or anything else as required in a particular dish. It is also an excellent tool when you want to remove excess material such as icing sugar from your cake.
These are just some of the necessary items that should always be present in a baker’s kitchen. You can expand this list a lot more if you have the budget as well as the required space in your kitchen.