Unlike cooking, once you put your mixture into the oven, you won't be able to change its taste and texture. That might scare a few people from baking but actually, it's an easy problem to solve. All you need to make sure is that you measure your ingredients accurately.
If you're ready to tackle the world of baking, here are the key ingredients you'll need to know how to measure correctly:
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1 How To Measure Liquids
Use a measuring jug specifically meant for liquids. (You'll know it's for liquids since it will have a spout.) Place the jug on a level surface, and pour the liquid in it. To know if you've added enough or too much, bend over to read the measurement at eye level. The bottom curve of the liquid should be in line with the correct measurement.
Turn on a digital scale. Place the bowl you will use on the scale. Press "tare" to reset the measurement back to zero. Then, add the ingredients one at a time, pressing "tare" after every addition to accurately measure the weight of the ingredient as listed.
Even when you're experimenting with a recipe, it's good to use measuring tools and take note of the ingredients you add in. This baking technique will help you easily replicate your results easily every time.
Tips/feature was published in the July 2010 issue of Yummy Magazine. Minor edits have been made and additional text by the Yummy.ph editors.