MAR 29|4 min read
We’re celebrating autumn with a bake-off. Read more to find our best-ever apple crumble recipe and some handy bakeware tips & tricks.
The weather is slowly starting to cool; while we wait for the leaves to turn red, we’re ushering in autumn with some baking. Is there a cosier smell than the scent of apple and cinnamon on the air? The Adairs office has been smelling particularly delicious lately, while we’ve been putting our favourite apple crumble recipes head-to-head. We’re particularly blessed to have some expert bakers in our team, who know an awful lot about sweet treats – and how to make them!
A good baker is only as good as their tools. When you’re choosing a baking dish or tray, it’s always best to go for thicker options. A hefty base and sides won’t warp when the temperature increases, protecting your hard work in the oven. If you’re making a brownie or loaf, line your dish in baking paper and leave a good bit of overhang, so you’ll be able to lift out your baked goods using the paper as handles. An added benefit of lining your bakeware is much easier cleaning (which also means less chance you’ll scratch the dish with your scrubber). Allow your bakeware to fully cool down before washing it, to make sure your beloved pieces don’t buckle or crack from the sudden change in temperature.
Did you know that dark colours are more likely to burn baked goods? Bakeware in black or grey will absorb heat faster, which is why we prefer using white, ceramic dishes – like our favourite Boston Bakeware collection.
It came as absolutely no surprise to the team when our beloved Ashleigh Bennett won the apple crumble bake-off. Known around our office as the star baker, she’s always the first one to bake a cake for birthdays - and her famous Tim Tam balls for a mid-week pick-me-up! Using time in the kitchen to unwind, when she’s not baking up a storm Ash is our Digital Content Coordinator. Here’s her prize-winning recipe:
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Bake up a storm this autumn and fragrance your home with buttery, golden goodness. Let our range of bakeware be the ultimate sous chef.