Become a better baker with these baking 101 guides focused on techniques, baking science, tips and tricks, and ingredients.
Baking conversion charts
Before you begin, don't forget to get your copy of the baking conversion charts, which are essential for helping you convert any of your recipe volumes, weights, temperatures, and more.
If you are a new baker, please visit the baking starter's guide to get a run-through of what you need to know before you start on your baking journey!
In order to tackle any baking projects, you need to fill your pantry with the basic baking ingredients from fats (butter and/or oil), eggs, flour, sugar, leavening agents and extracts.
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Sure, you could make most baked goods by hand, without using any fancy tools, but some basic baking equipment will help you get the job done faster and better!
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Baking is a craft that needs to be practiced over time. You will need to master a few baking techniques to become a better baker.
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Understanding baking powder versus baking soda is essential when you bake. If you learn the baking science, you will better understand what makes your recipes work and what goes wrong when they fail!
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Here's a rundown of some of my favourite baking books over the years.
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Baking conversions and vocabulary
Working with baking recipes from different sources, you will have to master the vocabulary, baking abbreviations, as well as some French baking terms.
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How to bake quick video tutorials
- How to make lime marmalade
- How to poach pears
- How to make pizza muffins without yeast
- How to make a coffee banana smoothie
- How to make sugar cookies with sprinkles
- How to make an eggless chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting
- How to get marmalade to set and the marmalade setting point
- How to make maple cream sandwich cookies
- How to make banana bread without baking soda
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