Baking For Amatuers - Homely Kenya

Baking For Amatuers

Baking is not only for the pros, some recipes are simple to follow and turn out exceptionally well, provided you have the right bakeware of course. The Prestige products in the Bakeware subsection of the Cookware & Storage section of our website are definitely the right tools for the job. To see just how easy baking can be, take a look at some pretty easy recipes that even you can try out. Really.

Simple Cake

What you will need:

2 cups wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

What you should do:

Beat the eggs in a bowl, add in the sugar. Beat until it’s foamy.

Add the vegetable oil in the mixture and beat until it’s well mixed.

Mix the flour and the baking powder in another bowl then add to the mixture in the bowl. Add the milk if the batter is too thick.

Dust a Prestige Cake Tin then pour the batter in it. Put the tin in a preheated oven, bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.

Just that and voila! You have cake! Sweet, moist, simple cake. The Prestige Cake tin comes either round and with a loose base in 6”, 8”, or 10” in depth retailing at kshs. 1,745, 2,495 and 2,895 respectively. We also have the Prestige 27 x 4cm Round Cake Tin, retailing at kshs. 1,495, in case the previously mentioned sizes do not work for you. And if round is not your shape, we have the Prestige Square Cake Tin retailing at kshs. 1,745. There’s no reason to not try out this recipe, is there?

Simple Whole Wheat Muffins (With Groundnuts!)

What you will need:

½ cup whole wheat flour

1 cup milk

⅓ cup vegetable oil

½ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon vanilla essence

¼ cup groundnuts

What you should do:

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, add milk, sugar, vanilla essence and vegetable oil. Mix it well till the sugar dissolves.

Sift together the wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.

Start adding dry ingredients into wet ingredients and fold gently. There should be no lumps.

Add the groundnuts to the batter.

Add the vinegar and set aside the mixture for 5 minutes.

Fill each cup up of a Prestige Muffin Tin halfway.

Bake the muffins at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes.

Let the muffins cool down and then serve.

Easy, right? You can use either the Prestige 12 Cup Muffin Tin which will yield a lot but smaller muffins and retails at kshs. 2,495 of the Prestige 6 Cup Jumbo Muffin Tin which will yield less but bigger muffins and retails at kshs. 2,295. The choice is yours.

Simple Vanilla Cookies

What you will need:

3 cups all purpose flour

200g/1 cup butter

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

What you should do:

Mix the butter and sugar and whisk till it becomes fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla extract to the mixture and mix.

Sieve all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the mixture and mix to form dough.

Roll the dough into a chapati-like form and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, remove the dough and cut it into different cookie shapes and place them on a Prestige Oven Tray.

Bake for at least 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees celsius. 

Serve with whatever beverage you desire, or eat them bare?

The Prestige Oven Tray measures 38 x 27 x 1.5cm and retails at kshs. 1,645. Not only can you bake cookies on this quality, versatile piece: bread rolls, sheet cakes and flat pastries can turn out great baked on them too. One tray multiple uses sounds like a great deal, don’t you think?

These recipes use only three of the many Prestige products we have under the Bakeware subsection of the Cookware and storage section of our website. They are all made from quality, non-stick material so you can be sure they will last a long while in your kitchen, regardless of the frequency of use. They are also refrigerator and freezer safe, so you could keep your baked goods on/in the products to cool them. Their qualities are endless, browse our selection today and get one that suits your baking needs. Remember, we deliver country-wide!

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