11 Baking Charts That Will Make You An Expert In The Kitchen
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Take your baking skills to the next level with these helpful, easy-to-read charts. From frosting flavors to the perfect chocolate chip cookie, these handy graphics can serve as a reference for you in the kitchen.
1. The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’ve ever baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies, only to have them turn out flat or crumbly, look no further. The folks over at Handle the Heat created this nifty chocolate chip cookie guide that explains why there’s such variation. Melted butter produces cookies with shiny, crackled tops and crisp edges, while chilling the dough before baking will create a chewier, more cake-like cookie..
2. Baking Conversion Chart
It pays to be precise when you’re baking. If you follow food bloggers from other parts of the world, this chart from The Java Cupcake can help you decipher metric measurements for flour, sugar, butter and cream.
3. Baking Temperature Comparison
One of the keys to baking the perfect cake is oven temperature. Summer Stone at The Cake Blog baked a handful of cakes at various temperatures to demonstrate the difference a few degrees makes. Her chart shows the difference between a cake baked at 300 degrees (light, fluffy with a pale outer crust) and one baked at 400 degrees (dark outer crust, rougher texture).
4. Guide To Baking Cinnamon Rolls
Here’s an easy way to impress your friends or your significant other at breakfast: homemade cinnamon rolls. And with this handy chart from Rj Zaworski, you’ll never go back to the pre-made rolls from a tube!
5. Egg Replacement Chart
There are a number of ingredients you can use to replace eggs in your recipes, including peanut butter, banana and applesauce. Going vegan, or simply cutting eggs out of your diet, doesn’t mean you have to stop baking, according to Swanson Health Products. (This also comes in handy if you plan to bake something but realize you are out of eggs!)
6. Cut A Recipe In Half
It sounds simple enough, but cutting a recipe in half sometimes proves difficult. If you get tripped up on the conversion between cups, tablespoons and teaspoons, this chart from He and She Eat Clean can help.
7. Types Of Sugar
This chart from Illustrated Bites is super useful if you’re curious about all the types of sugar you’ll encounter when baking. Learn about muscovado sugar, which is used in most gingerbread recipes, and maple syrup, which can be used as a replacement for granulated sugar.