Not everyone has a knack for baking and following a recipe in a cookbook isn't always a guarantee that things will turn out great. If you've ever been confused about baking terms like bain-marie or aren't really sure what proofing the dough means then allow us to help you navigate the world of baking a little better.
Behold our quick guide to eight essential baking terms and their meaning:
The French name for a water bath. It requires a smaller vessel sitting in a larger one filled half way with hot water. Essential for the gentle cooking of custards.
To heat sugar or a sugar mixture until it changes to a golden brown colour.