Whether you own a bakery or bake as a hobby, it’s important to have baking tools to help get the job done. Here are some of the most popular kitchen essentials this year in the world of baking.
Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat
Made of woven glass coated with food-standard silicone, the Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat is the new craze in commercial and household baking. They are multipurpose, easy to clean and store. They can be used for preparing, cooking and heating up food. They are a great replacement for parchment paper and can even be heated up to 480 degrees F.
Pyrex Prepware Measuring Cup
Have you ever heard the saying, “Baking is a science”? Making the perfect cake or cookies means getting the ratios of ingredients just right, so it’s hard to bake anything without good measuring utensils. Made in the U.S.A, Pyrex is known for its high quality non-porous glassware. The Prepware Measuring Cup can be purchased on Amazon.com in three sizes, 1-cup, 2-cup and 1-qt.
Wilton Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack
Wilton is known for its baking and decorating supplies. Their 3-Tier Cooling Rack is one of the most popular cooling racks. It’s very important to let your baked goods cool on a cooling rack after they come out of the oven. The air circulation prevents the bottoms of cakes, cookies, breads, etc. from becoming too moist or soggy.
Chicago Metallic Baking Essentials Silicone Baking Cups, Set of 12
Making muffins or cupcakes in a muffin tin can be a chore. Silicone baking cups are great because you can fill them and set them directly on a regular cookie sheet. The silicone-cups are heat resistant up to 500 degrees F. They are well worth the price because you’ll never need to purchase those paper baking cups again! They can even be thrown on the top rack of the dishwasher. Easy baking, easy clean up.
Lodge Color Dutch Oven
When I think of cast iron, I typically think of skillets. A dutch oven is a cast iron pot with a lid that can be used for cooking but also for baking.
My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method, is a book about baking bread in a dutch oven. Baking this way is much easier than the traditional method. Plus, the Lodge Dutch Oven comes in a rainbow of color choices!