BakeClub Blog

Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how

How to Make Great Scones
21 Oct 2020 - Anneka Manning

Scones are what I turn to when time is short and I want to bake something nostalgic and soul-warming. Scones have a reputation for being tricky to make, but in reality they are actually fast and simple, especially when you keep a few things in mind when making them.

Top Time-Saving Kitchen Tools
12 Jun 2020 - Anneka Manning

Having a carefully selected collection of kitchen tools and appliances will save you a surprising amount of time when you bake. Here are my top five picks that will help ensure that you use your time in the kitchen most efficiently.

Why Baking Can Relieve Your Anxiety
18 Mar 2020 - Anneka Manning
There is no doubt that we have found ourselves in extraordinary times. And it’s not unusual to feel unsettled, unsure and a bit anxious about what is going on at the moment with COVID-19 affecting all aspects of our daily lives and thoughts.
Mix It Up!
21 Aug 2019 - Anneka Manning
When you bake you spend a good portion of time mixing...
So it makes good sense to know a little about your mixing tools so you can choose wisely and know why they are used for different tasks.
Here are my top five mixing tools and how best to use them.
Why did my cake crack?
27 Aug 2018 - Anneka Manning

It’s quite normal for cakes to rise slightly, but if a cake ‘domes’ in the centre and/or cracks, it could be due to one or a combination of the following reasons:

What You Need To Know When Buying Cake Tins
20 Jun 2018 - Anneka Manning

Every home baker needs a basic collection of cake pans, but what should you look for when making your selection?

Top 5 Tips for Freezing Your Baking
14 Jun 2018 - Anneka Manning
To help you make the most of your baking and to be super organised, here are my Top 5 Tips for Freezing Your Baking.
Top 5 Tips for Making Great Anzac Biscuits
24 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
There is nothing quite like a good homemade Anzac biscuit. By simply baking and sharing a batch, it's a great way of honouring our troops both past and...
Is rancid butter OK to use in my baking?
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: When I cut through some blocks of butter there is a darker yellow layer around the outside. Is the butter still OK to use...
What's the difference between bicarbonate of soda and baking powder?
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: I would love to know the difference between bicarbonate of soda and baking powder? A: Both baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are known as chemical...
Six Ways To Choose A New Recipe
16 Mar 2018 - Anneka Manning
Do you sometimes find it hard to choose a recipe, especially when you want to bake? I’m going to help make this decision easy for you. It isn’t a tricky process, just a bunch of questions – questions that will help you choose a recipe that is right for you.
The Pros and Cons of Silicone Bakeware
09 Mar 2018 - Anneka Manning
Silicone bakeware is still a little mysterious to many home cooks. Many of us regularly use silicone spatulas and other kitchen utensils but when it...