Chapter One: Sarah's Kitchen PantrySo, what's in your kitchen, Sarah?
...the inside story on equipment I can't live
(or at least bake) without.
The baker must work within the parameters of a recipe to produce a baked good that will rise, set, and taste the way he or she intends. Important in your ability to achieve that is having the right equipment and an accurate oven, and by avoiding overmixing or overbaking. Recipes don't have to be followed dead on, but if you stray by more than about 20 percent, you risk disappointment. Keep in mind, too, that not all recipes work in the first place, and it's hard to tell that...