December not only marks the onslaught of the coldest days of the year but also sparks joy and happiness in our lives with festivities, merriment, and Christmas. Christmas is one occasion that everybody around the world looks out for with equal excitement. And Christmas baking makes it more fun!
It is also that time of the year when the family gathers together to spend some quality time with each other after a long, hard year. And is there any better way to spend time with family than cooking up the festive spread and filling the house with the fragrance of baked plums, rum, dried candies, and cakes?
To make your Christmas a pleasant one, we have curated a list of the essential Christmas utensils that you must have in your kitchen if you want your family’s Christmas baking to be fun.
A loaf pan should be a must baking utensil, be it Christmas or not. A loaf pan has multiple uses, be it baking cinnamon rolls for a dinner for three or making fresh dinner rolls for just enough people and then there’s always the classic sourdough loaf bread to make your grilled cheese. However, loaf loaves of bread can also be used to make hassle-free tea cakes and Christmas plum cakes for friends, family, and relatives.
If you are planning to parcel Christmas cakes for your near and dear ones, we suggest going for a loaf pan. The non-stick coating of the pan helps the baked goods to come out easily and allows you to distribute equal pieces to everyone.
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Is it even Christmas if you are not soaking dried candies, fruits, and ginger in alcohol? If you are going for the traditional Christmas cake, you must soak all the fruits and candies in a jar of rum or whiskey for at least 10-15 days before mixing it in your cake batter. The soaked fruits impart a distinct flavor of the alcohol even though most of the alcohol content evaporates while baking.
To soak your fruits, we recommend using these small glass storage jars with lids so that the alcohol does not evaporate during the soaking process. These jars can also be used for soaking overnight oats or storing exotic herbs that tend to lose their fragrance if kept in the open for too long.
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Mixing bowls are compulsory utensils that should be present in every kitchen. It does not matter if you cook regularly or not, your kitchen must have at least 5-6 glass mixing bowls for healthy sustenance.
Mixing bowls can also serve for serving bowls when you are living alone and there is nobody around to judge you.
Or, you can simply throw in your favorite microwavable frozen food from the supermarket in one of your glass borosilicate bowls and microwave it until it is edible.
During festivities, especially Christmas, the kitchen requires a lot of such bowls where you mix your different ingredients (wet and dry), store your excess ingredients, spoons, etc. Trust us when we say mixing bowls will make your life a thousand times easier!
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Measuring ingredients is considered optional by many home cooks. While some prefer the rusticity of eye-balling ingredients, measuring ingredients is an important step in the baking procedure.
Even though the basic ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, etc can be eyeballed, certain ingredients like salt, baking soda, baking powder, etc. need to be measured for the right texture, flavor, and rise of any dessert.
Try measuring out your ingredients once, and we can assure you that you will not measure your ingredients again.
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One of the reasons why many people do not bake often is because they fear the amount of batter that might be wasted in the process. Batters for cakes and pancakes are thick and quite a lot of batter tends to stick to the mixing bowl while you are pouring it into the baking tray. In this case, even normal spoons or wooden spatulas don’t help much in reducing wastage.
However, this dilemma can be avoided if you switch to silicone spatulas. The bendable material of the silicone helps in collecting most of the batter from the bowl and reduces it to zero percent wastage.
Silicone is heat resistant, and therefore can be used as a spatula for cooking curries and pancakes or frying chips, as well. The wooden handle further protects the fingers from burning and ensures a safe and smooth cooking experience.
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Christmas is about all this cute and fancy. Christmas is about reminiscing childhood and recreating the nostalgic past and what better way to do it than baking gingerbread and cookies?
If you want your children to be a part of your family's cooking adventure, let them cut gingerbread and cookies into cute Christmas trees and Santas and reindeers with these cute cookie cutters.
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If you are planning for a Christmas party, then make it cute and warm with snowman-shaped rum balls dipped in chocolate. It would be a star appetizer at your party and pretty Instagrammable, as well. The silicone molds are easy to use and release the balls pretty easily.
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Cakes are traditionally round, so if you are planning on baking something special for your family this Christmas, we suggest going for the best cake tin pan. It’s non-stick and is of the perfect shape and size. It is easy to clean, as well. And did we mention, it is dishwasher safe!
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What’s Christmas, without some sinful and delicious cupcakes. Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry with some amazing frosting and decoration (great DIY to keep your kids engaged). Cupcakes are a Christmas staple it’s one of the biggest guilty pleasures of life!
These dozen silicon molds are just what you need. These colorful molds are reusable and hence eco-friendly and pocket-friendly
These molds have multipurpose usage- tiny cakes, snack holders, and whatnot! They are much more feasible than paper molds, which often get stuck to your baked goodies. You can wash it(dishwasher friendly) and it’s good as new!
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