How do I prepare my baking tins?
Always prepare your tins before starting to bake. The texture and volume of your baking can be affected by allowing your mixture to sit in the bowl while greasing tins.
To properly prepare baking tins, brush the bottom of the tin with margarine, butter, shortening, or cooking spray. Sprinkle the bottom and sides with a bit of flour, rolling the tin to ensure it is evenly coated, then discard the excess flour from tin.
Cooks tip: When making a chocolate cake, use cocoa to prepare tins so that when baked, the cake does not show a coating of white flour.