The Top Ten Tools Every Baker Should Own

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Top Ten Baking Tools, Waiting On Martha  ||  Photography Kathryn McCraryThe Top Ten Tools Every Baker Should Own, Waiting On Martha  ||  Photography Kathryn McCraryTop Ten Baking Tools, Waiting On Martha  ||  Photography Kathryn McCrary

With the Holidays fast approaching I thought I’d let you peek inside my pantry to see the top ten baking tools I believe every baker should own.  And it was hard to narrow it down to ten, I didn’t even include my beloved Silpat Mats (probably because I’ve talked about them at least a dozen times before on the Blog), so I’d love to hear if I’ve left off one of your baking necessities?  Truly, MKR

No. 01 – Ice Cream Scoops.  Not just for ice cream scoops will allow you to scoop consistent amounts of batter into muffin pans, cupcake pans, and cookie dough so your cookies are of similar shape and size.  Just make sure you get the scoop with a spring loaded wire scraper so it will easily release your batter our dough.

No. 02 – Rolling Pins.  I have so many rolling pins I’m beginning to lose count, but if I could only narrow it down to two I’d have a tapered rolling pin and your standard 12″ wood rolling pin.  

No. 03 – Prep Dishes.  It’s always best to have all of your ingredients measured, chopped, and ready to go in numerous prep dishes so you’re not rushing around the kitchen trying to get the right amount poured in at the right time.  Plus it helps to keep the kitchen on the tidy side.

No. 4 – Bakers Twine.  Twine is an absolute kitchen necessity, I just prefer the striped bakers twine as its perfect for pretty packaging.

No. 5 – Pastry Cutters.  What can I say I like fancy pie crust.  And speaking of pie may I suggest these and this, also baking must haves for me.

No. 6 – Icing Spatula.  I have at least 5 icing spatulas in all different sizes, they really are the end all be all for icing cakes.

No. 7 – Nielsen-Masey Vanilla.  Yes I know it’s expensive, but the taste of your food is always a reflection of how good your ingredients are so always bake with the best.  

No. 8 – Microplane Grater.  One of my kitchens most used tools a microplane grater is perfect for adding cinnamon and nutmeg spice and citrus flakes to any dish.

No. 9 – Cooling Racks.  I’m guilty of not allowing my desserts to properly cool before attempting to ice, or remove from the pan, etc.  I’ve learned my lesson though and now everything is cooled appropriately on racks.

No. 10. – Salt Pig.  Baking is all about getting the precise, exact measurement and a salt shaker just won’t do.  Get a pig or a salt bowl so you can get just the right 1/8 teaspoon when needed.

*Photography, Kathryn McCrary

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…AS PICTURED…Measuring Cups, All Clad  ||  Napkins, Found Vintage (similar HERE)  ||  Rolling Pin, A Sunny Afternoon  ||  Olive Wood Bowl, Sur La Table  ||  Fork & Spoon Dipping Dish, Waiting On Martha  ||  Icing Spatula, Sur La Table ||  Ice Cream Scoop, Williams Sonoma  ||  Pastry Cutter, Williams Sonoma  ||  Nielsen-Masey Vanilla, Williams Sonoma  ||  Microplane Grater, Williams Sonoma  ||  Bakers Twine, Williams Sonoma  ||  Marble Pastry Board, Sur La Table  ||  Cooling Rack, Sur La Table  ||  Olive Wood Salt Bowl, Williams Sonoma  ||  Pink Salt, Williams Sonoma

 

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  • That ice cream scoop tip is life-changing! My kitchen is pretty organized for baking (other than a salt pig- loving that name, haha) but this idea is going to change my world ­čśë Now I need to go and purchase a cute one ­čśë XO! Sarah

  • Girl it is so life changing! I have 3 in all different sizes, you’ll love it! xo

  • Teri / 10.14.2014

    I haven’t missed never having owned a salt pig, but I couldn’t live without a bench scraper. It is so wonderful to just be able to quickly scrape flour and scraps in the bin for a quick cleanup after a long day of baking…get one, girls!

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