Make magic in your mixing bowl with pantry basics and a splash of pure liquid brilliance this year. That’s right, the secret ingredient for the best holiday baking is filtered water. Serve sweet and savoury dishes with a touch of wholesomeness and an extra dose of goodness.
At Water Filters Australia, we can make filtered water readily available quickly, easily and cost-effectively with our water filtration systems. We can even ensure you get one in time to bake all your holiday favourites.
If you aren’t sure why it matters, let’s talk about the benefits of using filtered water in holiday baking—or any baking, for that matter—and we’ll also share a recipe for a Christmas dessert delight.
Water is a staple ingredient in countless recipes, naturally playing a pivotal role in shaping the overall flavour profile of a dish. If the water you use has an unpleasant taste, it can compromise your entire culinary creation. Tap water, treated with chlorine for our safety, introduces a distinct aroma and flavour that can be noticeable in your cooking or holiday baking.
Common contaminants like microorganisms, heavy metals, chemicals and sediments can affect the taste of tap water and, by extension, the flavour of the food prepared with it. Using filtered water for baking resolves this concern, preserving the authentic taste of your baked goods, as well as other foods and beverages, including your daily coffee. Beyond flavour, it also contributes to a healthier choice, ensuring that the water you consume and cook with is free from potentially harmful substances.
There’s also a scientific angle to this. Filtered water significantly enhances the art of baking, especially when it comes to crafting that perfect loaf of bread. Want the perfect dinner rolls to go with Christmas lunch? Unfiltered water, with its minerals like chlorine and magnesium, disrupts the performance of ingredients like yeast and meddles with the gluten structure of your dough. Filtered water is even more important when baking sourdough, due to the delicate fermentation process. Any unwanted elements in the water can affect the final product.
Guess what? There’s a delicious cake in our universe featuring water as the main ingredient. And if water is going to be the hero, it absolutely has to be filtered water. This chocolate cake is magical, easy to bake, and it’s vegan. No butter, eggs or milk required.
What you’ll need:
Prepare in three easy steps
One: Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C for fan-forced. Grease a 20cm square cake pan, ensuring a 5cm depth, and line both the base and sides with baking paper.
Two: Whisk the filtered water, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl or jug.
Three: Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Add caster sugar. Slowly pour in the oil mixture and gently combine. Once smooth, pour into pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for five minutes before transferring to a serving plate. Here, you can simply sprinkle with sugar and serve with your favourite toppings, such as berries and yogurt, or you can decorate it for Christmas.
From cakes to cookies and bread rolls, enjoy them in their freshest, tastiest and healthiest state this season. Your holiday baking is calling for filtered water.
And here’s a pro tip for the grown-ups: you can elevate your holiday cocktails by using filtered water. Trust us, it makes all the difference.
At WFA, our inline water filters are available online from our Australian distribution centre. They are manufactured in the United States to the highest quality and functionality standards. We only supply the foremost independently Watermark Certified water filter systems. With a number of inline home options and a range suitable for caravans and RVs, we stock a complete inventory of certified replacement cartridges and 100% Australian-based customer support.