5 Baking Trends Every Home Chef Must Know About

Over the past decades, there has been a noticeable shift in the culinary world, especially baking. It isn’t because any new ingredients have been discovered or techniques have evolved, but people have become more conscious of what they are feeding to their bodies. The awareness around health and ingredients that affect your body adversely, for example, sugar, has made people opt for alternatives.

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Whether it is replacing sugar with natural sweeteners or maida (all-purpose flour) with millet, home chefs need to be aware of these trends in order to grow their business. With the growing demand for a variety of desserts, other than popular ones like cake, pastries, and cookies, hopping on these trends or keeping track of them can help you become a seasoned baker. 

Sustainable Practices

Mindful consumption and using locally sourced ingredients are among the sustainable practices that seasoned pastry chefs have been adopting to provide their customers with a one-of-a-kind experience. Moreover, locally sourced ingredients add fresh flavours to the recipe and ensure that whatever you are serving to your customers is seasonal and fresh. Many chefs also try to repurpose food scraps to create a new dish or decorate the existing one. It will help you boost your creativity.

Combine Unexpected Flavours

There was a time when people found infusing dessert recipes with spices a bizarre concept. However, you can locate many high-end bakeries serving goods infused with the flavours of tea, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and more. Seasoned chefs are experimenting with different flavours and ingredients to create recipes to suit the palates of their customers. For example, in India, many bakers are giving a twist to French, Middle-Eastern, Turkish, and other desserts from around the world. 

Focus On Experience

If you have recently been checking Instagram, you would see people posting irresistible images of food in which the presentation looks appealing. It adds to the experience. Similarly, how you are decorating the dessert and presenting it to your customers will make all the difference. For example, if you are selling chocolate mousse and you fill it in small jars topped with crunchy or vibrant elements, it will impress your customers.

Vegan And Vegetarian Ingredients

Many vegans and vegetarians are now looking to try new desserts, and pastry chefs have been incorporating vegan and vegetarian ingredients into their recipes to cater to an array of audiences. Restaurants are serving eggless, gluten-free, vegan, gelatin-free, and all other sorts of desserts. Since natural sweeteners and colours are also in demand, you should incorporate such ingredients into your recipes to grow your business. 

Low Or No-Sugar Baking

Many people struggling to control their blood sugar levels often give up on relishing desserts because they contain processed sugar in large amounts. Seasoned bakers are replacing granulated sugar with maple syrup, dates, and coconut sugar. It improves the health quotient of the dish without compromising its taste. This is something that home chefs must explore.