Chef Eric Lanlard tips to improve your baking
In the midst of the holidays, it’s basically a baking frenzy. And who can’t use some tips to improve our cakes and pies?
We may not have heard of Eric Lanlard much stateside, but I’m sure that’s about to change. He was in Chicago last year promoting his then-new book, “Tart It Up,” and now there’s the fab “Cakes” to drool over. For baking newbies and pros alike, he has some great tips. Here, a sampling:
- Always sift flour before using for a lighter pastry.
- Add baking powder to self-rising flour if over a month or so old. It might be “dead.”
- Always gauge your oven with a cooking thermometer because they are often off.
- Roast nuts or coconut for more flavor.
What’re your go-to baking tips?