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Baking Essentials to Have

Baking is not for everyone, but some people can’t get enough of it. If you fall into the latter category, check out these baking essentials to have in your home.

Baking requires a lot of ingredients. Before you begin, take stock of your kitchen and make sure you have the following baking supplies to hand.

Here Are the Baking Essentials to Have:

  • Baking Pans

You will need cookie sheets and muffin tins. Baking pans come in all shapes and sizes. A rectangular or square baking pan is great for making cookies and brownies.

  • A small bowl

A small bowl is a great addition to any kitchen. Whether it’s for mixing ingredients, adding liquids, or scooping food, you’ll always need the right bowl for the job.

  • A whisk (or whisk and spatula)

Every kitchen needs a good whisk. Whisks are an essential tool in the kitchen. They can whip egg whites into fluffy peaks, but they can also mix ingredients together. An egg whisk makes the perfect egg wash for baked goods, and a whisk for dry ingredients will ensure every ingredient is thoroughly mixed. A whisk is a utensil that scrapes ingredients, so they don’t burn.

  • A scale

Knowing exactly how much of each ingredient to use is key, so having a scale that is accurate is very important. Having a scale is also great for baking at home since you’ll know how much your recipe requires in volume. This is a measuring tool used to weigh ingredients.

  • A sharp knife

A sharp knife is the single most important tool for baking, and it’s important to have one that “feels right” in your hand. A knife is used to slice up fruits and vegetables.

  • A cookie scoop. 

This kitchen tool makes fun-sized cookies.

  • A rolling pin.

This is a small roller used to flatten dough or roll out cookie dough.

  • A timer.

This is a kitchen timer that you can set when cooking food in the oven or on the stove.

  • Silicone mats. 

These are mats that are made out of silicone and placed on top of the cookie sheets, so cookies don’t stick.

  • A spatula. 

This is a tool used to stir, flip, and scrape food off the spatula.

  • Baking sheets

A baking sheet is most commonly used to move hot dishes to a cooling rack from the oven. A baking sheet is an essential baking accessory. Baking sheets come in many sizes, shapes, materials, and colors, and choosing the right one will make a difference to your baking results. The size will depend on how many cookies you want to bake and the size of the cookies.

  • Baking cups

Bakeware, also called pots, pans, and baking dishes, comes in a wide range of sizes. Each recipe requires its own baking pan and buying extra baking pans is an inexpensive way to create an organized baking supply closet. Look for baking pans with straight sides to allow uniform heating and bakeware with non-stick coatings for easy cleanup. Baking cups, or muffin cups, are one measuring cup without which you cannot go.

  • Baking Dish

A baking dish, which is used to line baking pans, is another baking essential. 

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

Having both measuring cups and spoons is a baking essential to have. Measuring spoons are a must-have for baking, but not all measuring cups are the same. Learn the differences between each so you can make the most out of your baking supplies!

  • Microwave Baking Dish

A microwave baking dish is a baking essential to have.

Baking is an essential skill to have in the kitchen. Whether you’re baking bread, cookies, or even pie, baking is something that everyone can do. Plus, baking is an inexpensive way of entertaining and creating delicious treats. There are endless things to bake, and with all the right equipment at your disposal, you can bake anything that you set your mind to.

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