Baking in your Samsung oven

Mother and daughter baking together and having fun

What’s more inviting than a kitchen filled with delicious baked goods like cookies, cakes, and breads? You can create these delectable desserts in your Samsung oven so your entire family can enjoy their favorite treats. And if you need some help, just follow our baking tips to make sure all your baked sweets come out just right.

Tips for baking cookies

Which type of cookie is your favorite? Whether you’re baking sugar cookies or classic chocolate chip cookies, you can review our tips for getting them delicious with every batch.

  • Bring your eggs and butter to room temperature before you start. This takes about 30 minutes, depending on how warm or cool your kitchen is.

  • If you're using cookie cutters, place the cut-out dough on the baking sheet and put the sheet in your freezer for at least 15 minutes. This will help the cookies keep their shape while baking.

Mother and daughter cooking cookies
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats to prevent your cookies from sticking while they bake.

  • Space out your cookies on the baking sheet so they aren’t touching. If you have enough dough for more than one cookie sheet, bake just one sheet at a time.

  • Use a cooling rack after baking to ensure your cookies cool evenly.

Tips for baking cakes

Nothing beats a tall, perfectly iced slice of cake. Follow our tips and you can be sure your whole family will want to save room for dessert.

  • Bring eggs and butter to room temperature before adding them to your mixture. This can take about 30 minutes, depending on how warm or cool your kitchen is.

  • Parchment paper is your friend! The best way to ensure your cake layers don't get stuck is to grease the pans, line the bottoms with parchment, and then grease the paper too.

Using spoon to measure sugar to bake a cake
  • Try to keep the oven door closed while baking. If you need to take a peek inside, turn on the oven’s interior light instead. Letting in a rush of cold air will throw off the oven's temperature and can cause the cake to sink.

  • Use the toothpick trick to check if your cake is fully done. Insert a toothpick into the top of the cake and check if it comes out clean; if it does, your cake is finished! You can also tap lightly on the cake to see if it is firm.

  • After baking, make sure your cake has completely cooled before icing it. Yes, decorating the cake is the most fun part and you're super excited, but don't even think about spreading icing on a warm cake unless the recipe specifically calls for it.

  • If you’re bringing your cake to a family dinner, consider packing it in a cake carrier for convenient transportation.

Tips for baking bread

Sweet or savory, breads can be enjoyed with breakfast, lunch, or dinner (and anytime in between). If baking your own bread seems tricky, you can use our tips for getting each loaf crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

  • Refer to your recipe for the correct type of yeast. For example, you may need to use fresh yeast or rapid rise yeast.

  • Quick breads use baking powder as a leavener instead of yeast. To make sure your quick breads will bake up nice and fluffy, test your baking powder for freshness. Put 1 tsp baking powder in a small bowl and pour 1/4 cup hot water over it. If it bubbles and fizzes, you're good to go! If there's no reaction, you'll need a new can before you get started.

Adding salt on the dough for kneading
  • Enriched doughs contain large amounts butter, eggs, or sugar and take longer to knead than simpler bread doughs. Be patient! Adding extra flour will speed up the process, but it will also make a tougher loaf.

  • Those decorative slashes on top of a loaf aren't just there to look pretty. They release steam and help shape the loaf as it rises. Make them with a lame (pronounced LAHM, it's French for "blade") or a very sharp knife.

  • Keep an eye on your bread as it bakes by using the oven’s interior light. Avoid opening the door too early. Maintaining a steady temperature will help your bread rise evenly.

Pie baking tips

Whether you’re a new baker or a professional, the following tips will help you out when baking your family’s favorite pie.

  • Keep your butter as cold as possible when making your dough.

  • If you’re making a classic apple pie, use a variety of apples for a balanced mixture of sweetness and tartness. For example, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples are a great combination.

Baked pie with different apples
  • Add crushed graham crackers or bread crumbs to the bottom of your pie crust to prevent it from turning soft or wet. This can be especially helpful when making fruit pies, as fresh fruit will naturally add extra moisture to the crust.

  • Use a glass pie plate in the oven so you can easily see your pie’s progress as it bakes. Just make sure your plate can withstand the oven’s heat.

  • Allow your pie enough time to cool before serving, so that the filling can set properly. For example, fruit pies should cool for at least four hours and custard pies should cool for at least two hours.

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