Hey, everyone! I am excited to start a new series with you today. I decided to share baking tips for beginners with you a few times a month. I want to start by saying that I am NOT a trained chef or cook, everything that I know I have either learned from my Mom or along the way. There are a lot of mistakes that I’ve made as I’ve been on this food journey and I wanted to share some of my baking tips with you.
These will be help you when it comes to your baking and cooking recipes as well as give you the confidence to try new things. I hope that you learn along the way while I share these tips!
Baking Tips for Beginner Bakers: Bringing Eggs to Room Temp
We’ve all done it, we decide to make a delicious recipe and get halfway through the recipe before we realize that the eggs were suppose to be brought to room temperature before mixing them into the recipe. Boo! I hate waiting for the eggs to get to room temp when I want to finish my recipe NOW. I have a little tip for you.
How to Bring Eggs to Room Temperature Quickly
Pull the Eggs out of the refrigerator and place them into a warm bowl of water for five minutes. Instead of waiting an hour, they’re ready to go in minutes. Bringing eggs to room temp in a recipe has a reason so don’t skip this step. By adding cold eggs to your room temp butter, it can make the butter firm up again which changes the consistency of a recipe.
Eggs actually mix and incorporate into recipes better when they are at room temperature. We put them in the fridge to keep them fresh longer but taking the chill out of the egg will make them work into your recipes much better. They will actually have more volume in the egg whites when they are used at room temperature instead of cold from the fridge.
This is a pretty simple tip that you can use this holiday season when you make your cookies! Be sure to watch out for our next baking tip for beginners coming up next week!