10 Life-Changing Baking Hacks

If you’re a keen baker, you’re going to love these 10 life-changing baking hacks which will save you time, frustration, and plenty of unnecessary trips to the store to get that one ingredient you forgot!

Cutting Cookies Easily

There’s nothing more frustrating than cutting a cookie and having the dough stick to the cutter, ruining the shape.

Instead, dip the cutter in flour before cutting through the dough and you’ll have perfect shapes every time.

Soften Butter Quickly

If your recipe calls for room temperature or softened butter, take a stick of butter and put it inside a zip-lock bag.

Use a rolling pin to force the butter into a thin layer and voila – softened butter!

Make Your Own Powdered Sugar

Need powdered sugar for frosting in a pinch? The good news is that all you’ll need to make your own is white sugar and corn starch.

Put a cup of white sugar and a tablespoon of corn starch in the food processor and pulse the mixture to a powdery consistency.

Measuring Made Easy

Getting sticky substances out of measuring cups and into the mixing bowl can be really annoying, but we have a secret ingredient.

Give your measuring cups a quick spray before filling with the sticky ingredient and it will slide right out after.

Removing Eggshell Pieces

We’ve all had to fish out pieces of eggshell from the mixing bowl at some point in our baking lives, but you’ve probably never tried this method and you can use the time saved to enjoy River Belle Casino. Use the rest of the eggshell to fish out the pieces as they naturally stick together.

Make Your Own Brown Sugar

Brown sugar adds an incredible depth of flavour to any bake, but if you’ve only got white sugar and molasses you’ll still be able to make it work.

Mix a bit of molasses with the white sugar until you have your desired depth of colour.

Perfect Cupcakes

Tired of cupcakes coming out in all shapes and sizes after baking? Use an ice-cream scoop to measure out the mixture into the baking cups and you’ll have picture perfect cups every time.

From Cake to Cookies

If you find yourself craving cookies, but only have cake mix in the pantry, we have a baking hack to satisfy your craving.

Mix ½ cup of oil and 2 eggs with the dry cake mix, shape, and bake the mixture just as you would any cookie.

Make Your Own Buttermilk

If you have everything you need for a recipe except buttermilk, all you’ll need is milk and lemon juice or vinegar.

Add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a cup of milk and you’ll have instant buttermilk.

Ripen Bananas Faster

Keen to make your best banana bread recipe, but don’t have any overripe bananas on hand?

Fortunately, you can simply put the bananas on a baking sheet and bake them at 150°C for about 40 minutes which will provide you with perfectly ripened bananas.