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We come to the second part of the series. This is a post which could be useful for beginners. Pros can stay away from this. After looking into the OTG, we are now here to know about some of the tools you may need to bake basic cakes and cookies. All the tools I have listed below are not necessary for the beginners but I thought you may need to know the tools so that when you go to a store, you can easily make up your mind whether to buy it or not.When I first started baking, the confusion I had was what to buy. When I was in the baking tools section, I would not know half of them and end up asking the salesperson who inturn doesn’t know about them. I have listed the tools which I have. These tools took nearly 4 years for collection. I never go and buy the tools in bulk. Every month or once in two months, I buy some tools which are necessary and now I have a huge collection of them. So start small and when you start gaining confidence, then make an investment. You can bake a cake without any fancy gadgets. You don’t need a hand whisk on your first try. A wooden spoon would do the job. But once you take baking seriously, then all these tools make your job easier and saves a lot of time. Then they will become necessities.
Addition of coconut gives a nice flavour to the puttu. Some steam cook the puttu flour along with coconut and sugar but I feel that it tutns puttu soggy. So I first steam cook the flour and then finally add the sugar and coconut which keep the puttu soft and crumbly. And also cooked coconut is full of calories whereas fresh coconut is relatively nutritious.