As you all might know from the odd recipe I share on here or my Instagram feed I do love a bit of baking I am still working on the appearance of things (Mary Berry I am not) but it’s a lot of fun the kids love to get involved so today I am teaming up with Nisbets to share with you my mum’s essentials guide to baking some delicious little treats.
- Ok this isn’t an essential but I have been eyeing up one of these kitchen aids for so long I had to put it in the list, these aren’t cheap but if your taking your baking seriously you’ll want one of these.
- If you aren’t so that fancy (like me) you’ll need a good size mixing bowl and a wooden spoon or 3, if you have children you’ll know they can’t for the life of them share a spoon so make sure they have one each unless you want all out war!
- Another great idea especially if you are baking with the little ones is a non stick baking mat 1) it’ll save on mess and 2) makes things like rolling out biscuits easier with rather heavy handed children about.
- Next up measuring I like to use scales and measuring spoons, the spoons make it so much easier rather than guessing what a 1/4 of a tea spoon looks like.
- Cake tins, muffin trays, baking trays what ever you are baking you’ll need to stick it in something – I prefer using the silicon moulds find them easier to get out and easier to clean after.
- If I have learnt anything since I started trying out new baking recipes it’s you need to let things cool before you start decorating and I don’t mean for a couple of mins before they can be picked up I mean properly or the icing will just melt off and make a big old mess. As tough as it is to not tuck in to them be patient leave them on the cool rack – the wait will be worth it.
- Once they are cooled down time for the fun part decorating, this is where my girls love to get involved swirling the icing around and covering them in sprinkles – we usually make cakes and biscuits was they are easy for the kids to get creative with piping bags with different tubes are great fun.
So what do you think to my baking essentials? Any you’d add?
This post was written in collaboration with Nisbets.