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What is the melting method?

The melting method is weighed out ingredients such as fats and sugars that are melted together in a saucepan (hence the name melting method), once melted or dissolved they are then mixed together with dry ingredients such as flours or oats etc to make your required cake or bake.

Recipes such as Ginger Cake or Flapjacks call for the melting method to be used. These general types of cakes or bakes are made from high quantities of treacle, golden syrup or honey etc.

Always measure very carefully with these types of bakes as they can end up being dense or sink in the middle if wrongly measured. A good rule of thumb is always use warmed measuring spoons if you require tablespoons of ingredients as the liquid will roll off the spoon much easier due to the heat.

 

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  • Han
    Han
  • 4th April 2017
That's cool.
Thank you.
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