Tips for successful Easter baking
Not much longer! And the Easter Bunny will be hiding sweet delicacies and we will be feasting in abundancy. The Easter holidays are a great occasion to meet up with friends and family for coffee and cake. Of course, home-made baked goods are an absolute must. And baking this Easter is sure to be a huge success with tips from our Emsa baking specialists.
How to get the yeast dough to rise properly
Kneading, braiding, resting. The secret of yeast dough is fresh yeast, a warm spot and lots of time. Yeast likes it warm and cosy, which is why the yeast should be luke-warm during preparation. All other ingredients should be at room temperature. Cold glass or marble working surfaces are therefore not suitable. Instead, the dough can be directly prepared in plastic containers such as Superline mixing bowls. In spring-inspired pastel colours this is not just a real eye-catcher, but also provides a secure hold thanks to its non-slip bottom. Before baking, the dough should be left to rise in the vicinity of a heater or in a preheated oven at about 35°C (95°F). For true baking pros, the Superline yeast dough rising bowl has a special highlight: its lid lifts automatically as soon as the dough has risen enough.
How to keep the dough fluffy
Whether extensively decorated or simply dusted with powdered sugar: A Paschal lamb is something very special for Easter brunch. The basis is a classic sour yeast dough. Here, it is important to take eggs and butter out of the refrigerator at an early stage. If they are too cold, the butter-sugar cream may melt. To smoothen out the dough, simply place the bowl in a warm bath of water. To prevent water from coming into contact with the dough, use mixing bowls with high borders, such as the Superline mixing jug by Emsa.
How to make perfect beaten eggwhites
Beating egg whites often proves to be quite a challenge. For best results, use a clean, non-fat bowl. The egg white should first be beaten at medium speed. After about a minute, you can set the speed to the highest level. The optimum degree of firmness is reached once you can insert the blade of a knife and leave a visible cut. You can save failed attempts of beaten egg white by adding a few drops of lemon juice or a pinch of salt. However nothing can be done if a drop of egg yolk has come into the mixture.
Once the cake is done
Make sure the cake has cooled down before putting it into a container for storage - otherwise it will end up soft and sticky. Muffins and co. stay tasty and fresh for a very long time in the airtight Emsa Clip & Close containers with their special freshness seal. The Emsa Superline cake butler is perfect for storing cakes and pies on your way to visit friends. Samba vacuum jugs by Emsa ensure hot and delicious coffee – also available in matching colours rosé, mint and lilac.
The Easter holidays are sure to be a huge a huge culinary success with our tips and tricks and a beautifully laid table.
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