As autumn is officially upon us, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at some culinary inspiration to warm the hearts and fire the imagination. It’s natural at this time of year for thoughts to turn from the outdoor world of summer parties and barbecues to more home based delights. So without further ado, let’s head to the kitchen and locate some helpful items ideal for baking up a variety of treats!
Much of baking is about the preparation. Tools and equipment from the latest gadgets down to the most straightforward of accessories should all be considered when taking on a new culinary project. Perhaps starting with an apron, such as this beautifully designed Elephant Apron by Orla Kiely (above) could help to inspire the right and proper mood for tackling flour and water in the kitchen. Featuring a useful large front pocket and adjustable neck loop and waist tie, the 100% cotton apron offers premium retro style to all baking activities.
The proof of a successful foray into the world of baking is, as they say, in the pudding. Help out your chances with this Silicone Matt Dough Proofer by Zone Denmark. Ideal for baking bread, the rounded shape optimises the structure and shape of bread while it is baking. Also suitable for proofing pies and cakes, the item is a great addition to the kitchen for any would be baker.
The Kuhn Rikon Cheese Plane (above) offers bakers a handy option for getting to grips with the possibilities for adding cheese to cooking ideas. Providing a reliable source for shaving hard cheeses, the stainless steel blade is ideal for preparing cheese exactly how you need it. The handle is soft to the touch and allows premium comfort when in use. The plane can be stored easily thanks to a hanging hole applied at the end of the handle.
Another key piece of equipment for baking purposes – or indeed, any cooking – is the oven glove. The above Multi Stem Double Oven Glove by Orla Kiely is ideal for showcasing time well spent in the kitchen. Bringing out an energetic and exciting blend of colour and iconic design, the gloves are great for providing that extra bit of inspiration when at work in the kitchen. 100% cotton on the outside and all polyester on the inside, the gloves are another great way to begin preparations for the perfect bake!