This Hari Raya, wow your guests with these nifty baking tricks!
The first thing I think of when I think of Hari Raya, is those warm cookies right out of the oven and colourful kuehs decked up on pretty white trays! With that being said, baking can be quite tiring when you are decking up numerous bottles of them. But hey! With so many baking hacks prepared by experts, why sweat? Simply use these tips and tricks to make your Raya baking an enjoyable one!
1. Overripe bananas
These overripe bananas may not look appealing at first glance but these are amazing for baking. Cut down on your processed sugar and go ahead with natural sugar. Not only do they give you the sweetness you are looking for but these are great for keeping your cakes moist.
2. Gluten-free cookies with coconut flour
Who said you can’t stay fit this Raya season? Simply replace your regular plain flour with coconut flour to cut down on gluten. But be sure to adjust your measurements accordingly as coconut is highly absorbent; a quarter of the ordinary measurements will do the trick. If you want to take this a step further, you could make your own coconut flour at home. Once you are done with draining the coconut milk from the coconut meat, don’t waste those dry shreds. Air dry them and blend for a sweet snow blizzard ready for your next baking treat!
3. Mason jar lids as cupcake tins
Are you a newbie to baking? If you haven’t quite got all the baking tools, give this a shot. Simply uncap the lids from your mason jar and use it as your baking tin. You can now make mini cupcakes and fit more than a dozen within one tray!
4. Lace sprinkling
If you are someone who can never get your frosting right, this trick is for you! Simply lay a piece of lace cloth over your cake and dust off a blizzard of icing sugar and voila! You’ll be able to get the most intricate designs printed on your cake with no effort at all. Forget about piping bags and leaving a greasy mess in your kitchen.
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20 Jan 2017