We love celebrating Santa Cruz-based companies, so in honor of National Small Business Day, we thought we’d share our favorite products from Toque Blanche. They sell some of the best cooking and baking products in Santa Cruz!
Filled with goodies to make every chef a pro, Toque has carried on despite the struggle COVID brought to our local businesses. The least we can do is lift them up! These are our favorite items that will up your baking game.
Wood Handle Whisk
While many people love metal whisks, we know that for some, nothing can replace a wood handle. This whisk uses lacquered birch hardwood for the handle and stainless steel wires. Best part: it’s dishwasher safe.
Bread Loaf Baker
Bread-making doesn’t have to be stressful with this bread loaf baker! Throw your dough into this loaf pan and then place it in the oven. It will crisp up the edges while keeping your insides soft thanks to the refractory ceramic and domed lid managing humidity; holes on the bottom and top guarantee the perfect crust.
What makes this cookie sheet so unique: it’s topped with a nonstick Americoat, a type of silicone coating that makes it easier to peel cookies off – minus the middles sticking to the sheet. Clean-up is also easy: just wash gently with a sponge and dish soap.
Stainless Steel Scoop
We’ve written about why cookie scoops are so important (like, a bunch of times), and Toque Blanche sells the perfectly-sized scoop for your perfect cookies. You’ll no longer have to worry about uneven burning and mushy insides.
Scales are better than measuring cups and spoons because they’re the most accurate. And, with baking, accuracy is crucial – too much flour and you’ll have crumbly dough, too little and it will be runny. (We wrote about these issues before!) This scale is highly rated and will measure your ingredients to the gram, so you’ll never have issues with dough again.
If you’re baking a cake of any sort, a springform pan should be your best friend. This one is made of carbon steel and can withstand 390ªF. Its nonstick coating is perfect for cakes that require a light touch. The spring opens with a simple flip of a latch, but it’s tight enough to avoid seeping out while in the oven.
White Marble Rolling Pin
Marble is porous, meaning it withstands the cold better by absorbing heat: perfect when you’re mixing cold ingredients into a recipe, like cold butter into flour. It’s simple to clean – just wipe it down and stick it on its stand, making it a fab décor item in your kitchen.
We love this mix-in-measure cup. Sure, you can use a scale for grams, then translate it to ounces; teaspoons into tablespoons; or tablespoons into cups. But this cup makes it way easier by having marks for every measurement, taking the guesswork out of baking. No more googling like a mad chef – it’s all in this two-cup glass.
Toque Blanche doesn’t just sell amazing bakeware – they also sell amazing kitchen tools, like cutting boards, crepe makers, herb strippers, and more. But we had to rave about the tools that will make your baking life easier.
Have you shopped at Toque Blanche? What’s your favorite cookware and bakeware? Let us know below!