Why I want to be mentor: i feel that i have the experience to help someone with any questions they might have.
Lesson Learned: don\'t always trust a pan to be non-stick when it might not be. i had an order for christmas cookies a couple of years ago, and most of the cookies were ruined due to sticking to the pan.
Why I want to be mentor: I teach baking and have lots of wisdom and knowledge to share. I have more years behind me than ahead and I am of the age when you made cakes from scratch beating the batter using a specific number of strokes and a wooden spoon. You do not need fancy gadgets to bake well. You need a good, reliable recipe, patience, quality ingredients and time.
Lesson Learned: Baking is very unforgiving. You can leave salt out of bread dough and although it will impact flavor it will still give you a lovely loaf. There is such as thing as chocolate bread made from a yeast dough and it is heavenly when prepared properly. You do not need a kitchen aid to knead bread, just the two extensions at the end of your wrist.
Tip: All vanilla is not the same. All water is not the same, too many minerals in the water will impact the final product...yes it will!!!