We asked Chef Laura Richmond to share some of her best kept baking secrets, those that every home cook would benefit from. Below are her top tips.
- Choose Your Ingredients
The most important choice a baker can make is to use unsalted butter. Even better, use European-style unsalted butter.
- Be Prepared
Have all of your ingredients prepped, softened, melted, sifted and measured before you begin baking.
- Take a break
Let the batter sit for a few minutes before pouring it into the pan to allow ingredients to fully combine. It really does make a difference in the way the cake bakes and the texture of the crumb.
- Bake It
Make sure your oven racks are in the center of the oven and rotate positions halfway through baking.