Get set! 10 brilliant Baking buys
Bake-Off is back, baby (Tue 21 Sep at 8pm to be exact)! Get in the GBBO zone by throwing a few of these fab baking accessories in the mix for show-stopping cakes and bakes.
Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin
Baking is all about precision. Praise be for Joseph Joseph’s kitchen innovations. This adjustable rolling pin takes the guesswork out of preparing dough and pastry with four sets of rings that raise the rolling surface by different amounts, to create exactly the required pastry thickness. Snap it up online or find it at the independent department store Daniel in Windsor and Camp Hopson in Newbury.
Falcon Enamelware Bake Set
It’s not for nothing that Falcon are the classic enamel kitchenware brand, and we just can’t get enough of these white and blue dishes. As well as being beautiful, this five piece bake set is also dishwasher, oven, and hob safe. So the only question remains: chicken and mushroom, Homity, apple and blackberry… which pie to make first?
The Kitchen Pantry Mechanical Scale
It’s a classic for a reason! And the sleek black and brass design of this kitchen scale makes it a kitchen centrepiece as well as an essential. Plus it can weigh up to 5kg… giant cakes all round? Will it be as spot as your digital scales, only time will tell, but it definitely looks prettier on the worktop.
Lakeland Non-Slip Silicon Pastry Mat
Accuracy is everything apparently – especially if you’re quietly competitive in the family baking stakes… It’s something this simple silicone mat can really help with – so grab one if it’s not already among your baking accessories. The non-slip surface stays flat whilst you work and there’s every conversion chart you could want, from oven temperatures, weights, volume and dimensions to template guides for icing or pastry.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
The classic stand mixer – and if you have one, you’ll know why. The powerful motor makes cake batter silky and lump-free in just a few minutes. And best of all, it’ll look divine on the countertop. The new Honey colour for 2021 is suitably Autumnal (pumpkin pie, anyone?) but if it clashes, there’s plenty of other stylish colours to pick from.
Personalised Oak Chopping Board
Chop chop! We’re starving over here. Call it a mini motivational speech – Berkshire-based Hugo’s Workshop can personalise its stunning oak boards with slogans, reminders or orders.
Nesting Measuring Cups
Get the measure of this baking malarkey. All you need is a set of measuring cups . Especially handy of you’ve googled an American recipe and the measurements speak a different language.
Oops I’m Drunk Oven Mitt
Safety first, if you’re knocking back the cooking sherry while whipping up a boozy bake. The Oops I’m Drunk Oven Glove will never fail to put a smile on your face even if the thing coming out the oven looks like a hot mess.
OYOY Caramel & Rose Cake Stand
Whether your bake is heading for Star Baker or the bin, a knockout cake stand will help to enhance or, ahem, hide your efforts. The caramel and rose colour may even inspire your next flavour combo.
Larousse Patisserie & Baking
Fancy yourself as the next GBBO star? Get your bake on with this epic cookery book from the iconic French cook brand Larousse. It contains more than 200 recipes, covering all aspects of baking – from simple everyday cakes and desserts to special occasion show-stoppers. On your marks, get set… BAKE! Available from Hungerford Bookshop.