Some of us like cooking, others not so much. But people who like baking, are truly obsessed with it. Not so many actually know how to do it properly. So I’ll be honest with you, I’m just a beginner and so I searched for some baking hacks to improve my skills. In this post, I share with you awesome tips and tricks that will save you so much time – both on prep time and baking!
16. How to Soften Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is often used in baking. If you do this frequently and if you keep some sugar for the next time, it’s very possible to find it hardened into a solid substance. So, should you run to a store for a new pack of brown sugar? Luckily, I found these tricks and I’m happy to share them with you. These hacks will bring your sugar back to the normal state, saving you time and money. Check the tricks – the author offers several methods, depending on how urgent is your situation.
Found on craftsy
15. DIY All-Purpose Flour
If you promised your kids to bake something, you got to do it 🙂 What a nightmare is to find in the middle of the process that some of the most important ingredients are missing. From this baking hack, you will know how you can make your DIY all-purpose flour at home and guarantee there are not synthetic chemicals which might be added to a flour you buy from a store shelf.
Found on dontwastethecrumbs
14. Soften Butter to Room Temperature In Less than 10 Minutes
You started making those cookies your kids have been asking for all the week – and ooops, you need butter of room temperature for it. You open the fridge and obviously, the butter you have there is rock solid. You can wait for the butter to melt down, like a few hours I guess… But how about this simple baking hack to save you so much time? In less than 10 minutes you’ll have soft butter for your recipe and happy kids 🙂
Found on dreamingindiy
13. The Alternative DIY Cake Flour
Maybe you didn’t realize that but most cake recipes require special cake flour (not the normal all-purpose flour). That’s because of a lower protein content which allows you better structure your cakes. So what can you do if you simply don’t have that special cake flour at home but you really, really need that cake to be made today? Well, check this backing hack and DIY your cake flour in no time using the ingredients you most probably already have in your pantry.
Found on joythebaker
12. Magic Cake Pan Release
You made that ideal cake after several attempts, it’s fluffy inside and crunchy on top, you start releasing it from the pan …. yikes, the cake is stuck and the perfect cake starts falling apart in front of your eyes. Sounds familiar? Here is a hack I was absolutely thankful for – it’s a magic cake paste that helps you release cakes leaving no crumb behind!
Found on ifyougiveablondeakitchen
11. Avoid Batter Splatter
Poke the ends of your mixer’s beaters through the middle of a paper plate before attaching them to the mixer to act as a shield.
Found on picturetherecipe
10. Prevent Cracking of the Cheesecake Surface
Cheesecakes – the heavenly desserts, probably my most favorite! But some of you probably had issues baking cheesecakes – they are cracking so easily. Here are some great tips to help you bake the perfect cheesecake!
Found on lovefoodies
9. Baking Substitutions for a Healthy Family
Baking and desserts might be your obsession, but then it comes down to health. I found this post below extremely useful as you can find some healthy substitutions for many ingredients to use in baking, it’s not only what you see on the image below, so head to the post (find the link below the image) and enjoy your healthy desserts!
Found on realhousemoms
8. Birthday Cake Decoration with Cookie Cutter
Cookie cutter is probably the simplest way to decorate a birthday cake. But how can you make that perfect number symbolizing how old is your kid? Well, here is a little trick for you, check the post below.
Found on littlelifeofmine
7. Clean And Easy Batter Scooping
Even if you are ready to spend hours in the kitchen baking for your family, you most probably still would love some hacks that could save you some time, right? Here is a clean way of batter scooping, check it out and see if it works for you!
Found on honestandtruly
6. DIY Buttermilk
Most of the recipes require quite a small amount of buttermilk and often we have to buy a lot more than that as packaging probably doesn’t offer just a cup of it. You can use this quick recipe (takes about 3 min to prep) and make the exact amount of buttermilk you need.
Found on thebudgetdiet
5. Wine Bottle As Rolling Pin
You can run to a store when you need a rolling pin, but then if you think about it, do you really need to use it that often? Check out this funny baking hack below – you can use a bottle of wine perfectly well instead of a rolling pan. There is even an additional tip about how you can prevent sticking.
Found on realsimple
4. Quickly Bring Eggs To Room Temperature
In many baking recipes you need eggs to be room temperature, and if you keep them in the fridge, you are kinda stuck. This little trick will help you bring eggs to the required temperature much faster!
Found on eatthelove
3. DIY your Powdered Sugar
One of the easiest hacks you probably never though of is making your own DIY powdered sugar for baking. Check it out and you’ll never need to buy powdered sugar again.
Found on thehumbledhomemaker
2. Balloons for Shaping Chocolate Cups
This can be a fun experiment if you are making a dessert for a little family party with your kids.
Found on teacher-chef
1. Make your Own DIY Vanilla Extract
Vanilla extract can be quite pricey if you bake a lot. Here is an amazing recipe of a homemade vanilla extract that you can keep for your own use or even offer as a very special gift to your mother in law (if she loves baking as much as you do of course).
Found on rosebakes