Baking it Easy

Avoid baking mistakes with our top hacks to pastry perfection!

  1. Swap butter for avocado when baking a cake to make it healthier
  2. Want to make banana bread but have no ripe bananas? Put your bananas on a lined baking tray and cook them in the oven at 150c/130c fan for 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 30 minutes and you’re good to go!
  3. Keep your cookies moist for longer by storing them with a slice of apple.
  4. If your brown sugar has gone hard, put it in a microwave safe bowl, cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 20
  5. …or you can stop it from going hard by putting a slice of bread in the container!
  6. To get eggshell out of a bowl, wet your finger and put it next to the shell – the broken shell will gravitate to your finger
  7. Use a cheese grater to save burnt cookies or muffins. Just lightly grate the burnt bottoms off them and they’re pretty much perfect.
  8. Keep your cake moist by placing a slice of bread on top until you’re ready to frost it
  9. Put sea salt on your chocolate cookies for a taste sensation
  10. A wine bottle makes a great emergency rolling pin!