8 More Bonus Baking Tools
I'm back with 8 more. Exciiiiiited??
So, we've covered my top 10 baking tools. Like years ago. And my top 10 bakeware essentials. A little less than a year ago. And 10 more of my essential baking tools. 8 months ago. And 10 bonus baking tools. 6 months ago.
And now I have 8 more bonus baking tools for you. 'Bonus' because these kitchen utensils and bakeware options are not absolutely essential and necessary. But they're all nice and useful to have and use if you're often found in the kitchen baking.
I know all the baking tools below are nice and useful because I have all of them. But I'll be oh so generous and describe each tool's use for you so you can see for yourself why each utensil here is nice and useful. Here goes:
1. Brownie Pan
If you bake, I'm just going to go ahead and assume you've made brownies before. But have you ever baked brownies in a special brownie pan?
This brownie pan is 9x13 inches, but it's flatter than your usual rectangular pan, making it the perfect height for brownies and other bar recipes.
2. Culinary Torch
I use a culinary torch whenever I make lemon meringue pie, which is pretty often. A culinary torch can also be used to caramelize a creme brulee, to brown marshmallows or marshmallow topping for smores, or even to broil a grapefruit sprinkled with sugar. Or anything sprinkled with sugar to caramelize it. Nom.
3. cake boards
Yep, floss. Floss is the best thing eveeeeer. For cinnamon rolls, that is.
Forget your knife next time you need to slice those perfect pinwheels from your log of dough. Use floss instead. Place a strand of floss under the dough and then cross the two ends over each other, forming an 'x' shape. Then, pull the strands down, slicing the dough.
Just make sure you use unflavored floss though. Unless you're particularly seeking a mint flavored cinnamon roll.
5. Tartlet Pans
An oven thermometer is a kitchen tool I surprisingly only purchased a few months ago, but it was a long time coming.
While you might set your oven to 350 F like your cookie recipe says to do, the actual temperature in your oven is likely not 350 F. Because not every oven is completely accurate.
An oven thermometer will tell you the actual temperature of your oven so that you can set it accordingly.
7. Cutting Board
I mean, I don't really need to tell what you might need a cutting board for. But I will anyway. Because you might have thought cutting boards were only used for savory recipes and not for desserts.
But have you ever chopped chocolate? Or nuts? Or fruit? These are all items used in baked goods. And they all require the use of a cutting board.
8. mini loaf pans
Okay, so a mini loaf pan is really not necessary. But c'mon, it's so cute!! Just picture mini cornbread loaves! And mini chocolate cake loaves! And mini carrot cake loaves! GAH.