In my quest to achieve baking perfection (yeah, right) I have learned the hard way that not having the right tools, or not following the directions precisely, will often end in sub-par if not disastrous results.
If you are like me, you are too busy to read the directions thoroughly, let alone follow them, right? And if you are like me, you avoid buying the tools you really need thinking that you will just make do with what you have, right? Or maybe it is just me...
Anyway, on the outside chance that I am not the only one out there who suffers from impatience or cheapskate -ness, here are a few things I learned from my summer of baking that have made a big difference in how my baked goods are turning out. (Again, hello, obvious.)
(1) I got a sifter.