my mom gave me the most surprising and ridiculously perfect gift for my birthday: a baking gift basket, full of all the utensils the professional baker and patissier would choose. when my mom and i baked this lovely, chocolatey beauty here together some weeks back, it became obvious that i’m lacking quite a few essential tools in my kitchen… that’s why we ended up baking it at my parents’ place in the end. but from now on, i will be very well equipped. because you can’t really see everything that was inside (and because i’m an obsessive list writer, too) here’s a detailed list:
1 oval / square baking pan, for making brownies 2 round springform pans in two sizes 1 vintage bundt cake pan, for making gugelhopfs or puddings 1 cake shaping round thing, to fill fancy cakes easily, or also to shape your individual round cake pan 1 flour sifter, for sifting flour or confectioners’ sugar 1 flour sieve, with an extra fine grid 1 muscovado sugar pack, with a lovely, intense caramel flavor 1 grated cinnamon flowers 6 silver coffee spoons with angels on top 1 pack red vichy checkered paper napkins 2 heart-shaped grey vichy checkered oven mittens 3 grey and black checkered kitchen towels 2 differently sized patissier shapes 1 professional dough mixing bowl, with rubber at the bottom and measurement help on the inside 1 silicone baking sheep 2 glass jars for keeping flour and sugar 1 silicone spatula 1 long metal spatula, to get the icing perfectly smooth 1 silicone brush 1 piping bag with differently shaped pipes, for icing 1 baking book, that i’m going to introduce to you later
thanks so much mom, there is no better gift.
the question remaining: what should i be baking first? do you have any recommendations for me? i thought about this wintery treat here. what do you think? can’t await the next free weekend without much else to do than try the new utensils.