BakeClub Blog

Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how

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? Kimberly Nicolussi A: Both baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are known as...
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...
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...
Top 5 Things To Do Before You Start To Bake
08 Nov 2017 - Anneka Manning
It’s tempting to jump straight into a recipe, but getting organised before you start can often dictate whether a baking experience will be painful or...
What makes a good recipe?
26 Oct 2017 - Anneka Manning
Using a bad recipe is a mistake often made by home cooks. Once you know how to spot the difference between a good and bad...
Simplicity - the key to baking success?
18 Oct 2017 - Anneka Manning
We all want to impress. We want to bake something fabulous, something that everybody will love. However, fabulous doesn’t have to mean complicated. Choosing a simple...
Why do you need to preheat your oven?
09 Oct 2017 - Anneka Manning
When teaching people to bake I often get asked “is it really that important to preheat your oven?” The simple answer is YES! Preheating your...
Tips & tricks on making your own sourdough bread
15 Sep 2017 - Anneka Manning
Everything you need to know about how to make and bake your own sourdough bread. A straightforward primer to help beginner bakers find their sourdough...