Baking hacks

Use extra-large eggs.


Always start with room temperature ingredients when baking cakes.


Always whip egg whites.


Pour boiling water on your cocoa powder.


Always sift dry ingredients.


Never melt chocolate in a glass bowl (glass retains heat so use plastic bowl).


The difference between beating and mixing is key (beat butter, sugar, and eggs first, then add dry ingredients, switching to mixing rather than beating).


Freeze dough before baking, not after.


Ignore the oven temperature for a better brownie (increase oven temp, reduce time).


Don’t cut your cake until the next day.


Beer is the ultimate bread hack (mix rye flour and beer and then pour that mixture over raw bread loaf before baking).