What are the principles of baking? This is an age-old question that has been asked and answered over again by generations of bakers. Whether the answer is plain old common sense or something more complicated than that, all parties involved in the creative process are trying to come up with answers to it. Let’s take a look at some information about baking and what a bakers’ stance on the principles of baking can teach us.
It’s about time! First things first, let’s get this out of the way. The common refrain throughout history has been that humans didn’t start baking in baking pans. A good little over-simplification of the situation is that the roots of the “baking pan” concept may be traced back to the Neolithic period. With proper cooking tools, humans didn’t have to purchase food when they were ready to eat, but now we’re living in a time when most people haven’t seen a huge bang in the money they can save by going to the grocery store any longer.
Let’s put that into perspective for you: over the past 10,000 years or so, people all across the globe have improved their diets through the use of simple tools and equipment. And don’t even get me started on the simple convenience of cooking food. From the convenience of our kitchens, we have discovered ways to make cooking food easier and more enjoyable. While this technology has come about slowly, it has improved the quality of our lives. Even though we use cooking equipment all the time, we aren’t using it as much as we once did.
Cooking food on the stove or in the oven can be uncomfortable and not having access to those tools can be dangerous. It’s also not uncommon for individuals to experience health problems just because they haven’t experienced the benefits of proper nutrition in their lifetime. So is there a solution? Yes.
We need to start getting back to basics. It’s not about sacrificing functionality for the sake of having a stovetop or oven. We need to adapt to the new technologies that have been developed over the last couple hundred years. A combination of the best of both worlds is the way to go. New techniques allow the cooking process to happen on a far smaller scale, in much the same way that wood stoves and open fireplaces do. What does this mean?
We can enjoy large portions of food without feeling full or needing to constantly snack throughout the meal. You can serve several people all from the same pan. You can cook meals with multiple courses while saving a great deal of time and money. The principles of baking can save you time. And money every single time you decide to make your way to the top.
There is more to about baking than the fundamental principles of baking. The level of creativity is almost unlimited. However, we should always try to stay away from the kind of cuisine. That’s best served with a butter knife and a spatula.
Cooking with your hands can be a good decision. Just like with any other discipline, a little bit of research and learning on your part can yield amazing results.
For example, a simple ingredient for making fresh bread is: flour, water, yeast, and salt. If you have the correct tools and ingredients, you can create anything you want in the kitchen.
Other things to keep in mind about baking are: baking temperatures and pans. One has to remember that when dealing with hot temperatures. One needs to use the appropriate type of tools to maintain the proper temperature and make sure the food doesn’t burn. Be careful to note that different types of baked goods will react differently to heat. So experiment with different tools to ensure you get the best results.
In addition, we need to keep in mind that while baking in the oven can heat up a given piece of food faster. You shouldn’t leave food in the oven longer than you would like. It’s not going to give the food that wonderfully soft and chewy texture you were hoping for. It’s going to scorch raw.
Baking is never a matter of if you do it or don’t do it. It’s a matter of doing it right, so your family. And friends will be treated to excellent foods that will taste great.