Top Baking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Not Preheating The Oven

This one is pretty simple, but it’s super important! Your oven is not ready from the get-go, it needs time to work and reach an optimal temperature for ensuring the best baking experience.

Ignoring Measurements

Baking is a super precise art – just a sprinkle of this, a sprinkle of that, and some handful of content of this ingredient, a little more of some ingredient, and disaster.

Using Expired Ingredients

A baking powder past its date of use can’t give you the lift to the treats that they deserve. Always check the date of expiry or best-before date on packages of the ingredients you will be using in your ingredients.

Over Mixing The Batter

Sometimes we are so enthusiastic about our baking that we forget that overdoing anything in baking can worsen it. One of those things is overmixing the batter.

Opening the Oven Door Too Often

Checking how your recipe is doing inside the oven can be very tempting. But don’t do it. Every single time you open the door, a specific amount of heat escapes, making the oven colder, and potentially affecting the baking temperature.

Skipping Sifting

Sifting is necessary. Sifting those dry ingredients can help areate them. Leading to airier and lighter-baked products.