Hello everyone! Today I will be telling you about 5 things you should NOT mix up when baking.
Number 1: Baking Soda and Baking Powder – If you mix these up then whatever you are baking will either not rise as much as it should, or it will be a little bit bitter, and nobody wants to take a bite of baked goods and taste something bitter when they are expecting something sweet.
Number 2: Teaspoons and Tablespoons – Teaspoons are smaller than tablespoons; one tablespoon is 3 teaspoons. If you use 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon, depending on what you’re making it might be a tiny bit too dry, but if you use 1 tablespoon instead of 1 teaspoon, depending on what you’re making it might be a tiny bit watery. If you accidentally use a tablespoon of salt instead of a teaspoon, your baking will be too salty.
Number 3: Sticks of Butter and Cups of Butter – Sticks of butter are commonly used in the UK and cups are commonly used in the USA and Canada. 2 cups of butter = 4 sticks, 1 cup = 2 sticks, and 1/2 cup = 1 stick.
Number 4: Types of Flour – You really don’t want to mix up different types of flour. If I was making pie and the recipe calls for pastry flour then I don’t want to use all-purpose flour. If I use all purpose or bread flour, then my pie dough will be very chewy. Bread flour and all purpose flour are made from hard wheat and have more gluten. Pastry flour has less gluten, which makes it flakier.
Number 5: Fahrenheit and Celsius – 350 Fahrenheit is 175 Celsius. If you mix up the temperatures then your baking will take forEva 😉 to cook, or you’ll be reaching for the fire extinguisher.
Just make sure not to mix up any of these and you should be good when it comes to baking!
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