Let’s get baking!

Let’s get baking!

It’s hard to imagine needing an excuse to bake and eat cookies, but fortunately we’ve got one! Annually celebrated on the 1st of October, “National Homemade Cookie Day” is a great excuse to get your bake on – and of course, eat some cookies. And it’s why we’ve put together an irresistible assortment of everything you might need to get baking.

So whether you’re obsessed with the Great British Bake Off, want to practice your icing and decorating skills for Halloween, or you are looking for a fun and creative (not to mention delicious) activity for the whole family – have a look at some of the latest tools of the baking trade we have stocked at Littlewoods.

paul-hollywood-cookie-cuttersDirect from a man who knows a thing or two about baking, comes the Paul Hollywood range of kitchen essentials to help you make the perfect cookie. Whatever flavour you go for – chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or sugar cookies – these handy pieces will make sure you could pass even the toughest critics’ scrutiny and be named Star Baker in your own home.

Crafted from sturdy ingredients, these pastry cutters are serious kitchen kit. The set of three gives you a range of sizes from 5cm to 7.5, allowing you to create the perfect shape for all manner of treats, from cookies to Eccles cakes and even scones and mini-mince pies.

As you’d expect from Paul, this 15” baking sheet is tough! Its non-stick surface and loose-base design mean that you can get the perfect crisp on your cookies or crust on your tarts and quiches every time. While it may be rugged, the champagne finish is quite elegant and what’s more, it’s fridge, freezer and dishwasher safe.

paul-hollywood-mixing-bowlIdeal for family-sized recipes, the generous mixing bowl is 29cm in diameter, which means it has nice tall sides to prevent spills and mess when you’re mixing. Like Paul, this ceramic bowl is no-nonsense – it’s simple, sturdy, and smart-looking. And if you like to hold your mixing bowl as you blend your ingredients, this is the perfect size and shape to fit securely in the crook of your arm without slipping.

While certainly fun, baking is also a precise science. If you don’t get your measurements just right, you could end up with cookies that are either soggy or too dry. That’s why Paul has created and tested himself these finely tuned kitchen scales, to help ensure your ingredients are spot-on. They’re also printed with handy measurement conversions you can refer to as you switch between grams, pounds and ounces!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!

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