TECHNIQUES

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

Wooden spoon

Mixing bowl

'Creaming' means combining sugar with a solid fat, such as butter, shortening or margarine.

- Ensure the fat has softened to room temperature before you start.

- Beat the fat with the sugar to a light and fluffy texture - start mixing quite slowly and, as the mixture becomes softer and well combined, you can mix faster.

- As you beat it, the mixture should increase in volume and take on a paler colour.