Get set! 6 Brilliant Baking accessories
Bake-Off is coming back! Get ready for the season by throwing a few of these fabulous baking accessories in the mix for show-stopping cakes and bakes.
ProCook Silicone Rolling Pin
Practical with a stylish colour, this easy-to-clean rolling pin with 25cm rolling surface is made from silicone and wood. Snap it up online or find it at the ProCook shop in Basingstoke’s Festival Place. There’s also ProCook stores in Portsmouth and Bordon.
Falcon Enamel Pie 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 pie dishes from The Hambledon in Winchester. As well as being beautiful, they’re 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 Kitchen 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?
Children’s Unicorn Baking Gift Set
Junior Bake-Off wannabes will love this gorgeous set. It comprises a 100% cotton unicorn apron with embroidered detailing, a foolproof baking mix and a wooden spoon. They’re all packaged-up in a unicorn tote bag by local, Portsmouth-based artisan baking mixes firm, Katie Bakes.
Lakeland Non-Slip Silicone Pastry Mat
Precision’s pretty important – 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 in Honey
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.