I started with zero knowledge of baking basics. The last 15 months were a game changer in my life. I had consumed myself for 4 years of works in the last 15 months. You will truly mistake me if you count my experience to be 15 months. The journey started with learning the baking basics. I consumed information from the internet and started learning to bake from scratch. I have a firm belief in starting with basics and then slowly heading towards the advanced levels. It always helps to know the basics, the chances of going wrong reduces.
The year 2014 was cyclonic for me. My husband failed in his startup. He took up a project in Pune and we all moved to this new city leaving my job behind. A new city and a lot of new things to learn. In any new place when you try to settle down, the first few months are to adapt yourself to the new environment.
Whatever happens, happens for the good. It was only after moving to Pune, I starting to realize my passion for baking. And somewhere in July 2016, I decided to transform my passion into my profession. I could have made enough money for myself by picking a job. However, working 9-5 did not interest me any longer. This time I wanted to work for myself and not for others. I wanted to bake.
The journey from a hobby baker to a baking instructor was not a cake walk. Life might be easy when you have a “Guru” or “God Father” who can enlighten the path of your journey.
Baking Basics for Beginners
Unfortunately, I did not have a mentor with me. I learned baking basics from the internet, experiments, and mistakes. I had to use the shortfall of a Guru to my benefit. My endless failures in my experiments made me learn all that does not work. Today, I can tell people what will work and what will not and can help people in avoiding those mistakes.
Disclaimer: I have no formal education in blogging, website management, food photography, content writing or recipe creation. I am a self-taught person and everything I listed just above is from my own experience.
When I look back at my journey, I realize how much of the hard work it has been for me. Experimental baking, Food Blog, Baking Workshops, creating YouTube video recipes, and authoring my eBooks on baking, I have come a long way. With my continuous blogging, I have become a household name for many.
My sincere thanks to everyone who have helped me in understanding baking basics and now it’s my turn. In my opinion, the best you can give to your society is knowledge and creating possibilities. With this hope, I am writing a series of articles on the basics of baking and beyond.
Baking tutorials for beginners
In this baking tutorials for beginners, I will cover the baking lessons for beginners. This includes baking tips, dos and don’ts, ingredients, tools, equipment’s, and baking science. I will also cover baking healthy with whole wheat for those who want to lead a healthy lifestyle. At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to start baking from scratch. So let’s get started.
I will highly encourage you to join my Facebook Page and Facebook Group to keep your learning continuous. The Facebook Page is to showcase your talent to the world and the Facebook Group is the place where the seasoned bakers selflessly assist the budding bakers with their baking experiments. For baking enthusiastic in India, feel free to connect and check how you can become a part of my workshop and get hands-on experience of baking directly from me.
See you soon with the next article in the series.
Cheers and Happy Baking!