Some Italian pastries are simple to make and some are a bit tricky.
Brioche, tiramisu, cannoli, torrone, and panettone, these are just a few of the many delicious Italian pastries we eat.
They are delightful but they could also be pricey, especially when you buy these pastries in a well-known café or in an Italian restaurant.
Why buy them if you can try to make them at home?
If you love eating these pastries and would want to practice making them at home, you will need some proper tools to get you started.
With that, here is a list of tools to use for Italian pastries.
You can always settle for a hand mixer, the only downside about it is that it could be inconsistent at times. In making pastries, in general, you’ll need to be consistent such as the measurements of ingredients, the duration of work, and most importantly their texture. You can’t have a delicious pastry if you fail on its texture. Once you fail, you’ll need to start over. If you already have a hand mixer, it will also be helpful if you’ll get a stand mixer. Let me suggest this food mixer electric dough blender. Other than the dough hook, it also has a beater and a whisk attachment. You can adjust its speed from 1-6, its bowl has a capacity of 4L, its handle has an anti-slip design, and it has a power line storage so you can put this tool aside neatly when it’s not in use. Having this tool is very useful in making Italian pastries and with other dishes.
There are also a ton of delicious Italian bread you can make. We have ciabatta, breadsticks, pandoro, rosette, cornetto, and so much more. In shaping these pieces of bread, you’ll need to portion them into edible sizes or according to the dimensions you prefer. To help you even your slices, get yourself some dough cutter baking tools. You can indeed use a regular knife, but it would be gentler if you use dough cutters first. Just use your knives after they are baked. Other than slicing and scraping dough, these could also be useful in cake decorating especially if the cake’s base is buttercream.
There is also a list of delightful cookies and biscuits under Italian pastries and some of them look plain. Have fun molding your cookies and biscuits with this embossed wooden rolling pin. After flattening your cookie dough with a plain rolling pin, use this embossed rolling pin before shaping them with cookie cutters. This could also be used for flattening pie crusts.
Here is another molding tool for your cookies and biscuits. Mold your Italian pastries into different shapes with this cookie press. It is stainless, has 25 different molds, easy to use, and helps you work faster.
Rather than using disposable baking sheets for your Italian pastries, how about this multi-functional non-stick oven baking sheet? This is a good lining for your baking pans, especially for muffins, pies, doughnuts, and cookies. You can even cut this sheet according to the size of your pans and trays, they are also washable.
You don’t have to make things complicated in your first try. Start with simple Italian pastries and when you are finally getting the hang of it, increase the difficulty little by little and you’ll get there. Looking forward to their tastes!