BakeClub Blog

Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how

Which Type of Meringue Should I Use?
01 Nov 2018 - Anneka Manning
Meringue is a simple combination of whisked egg whites and sugar, but it is the technique used to bring them together that determines the type of meringue you end up with. Here we look at the three main types (Swiss, French & Italian).
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 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.
My Five Favourite Food Podcasts
25 May 2018 - Anneka Manning
My podcast collection is constantly changing but thought I would share my current top 5 foodie podcasts with you  – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
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...
Cacao powder vs Cocoa powder
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: Can I use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder in baking recipes? A: The flavour and texture of cocoa powder (unsweetened cocoa, not drinking...
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...
How to Measure Ingredients When Baking
16 Nov 2017 - Anneka Manning
You might get away with a dash of this and a handful of that when you cook soups, stir-fries, and roasts but baking success generally...