I am pretty new to Laravel and try to use the "asset" method, one of the helper functions which come with Laravel. But when I use the function, e.g. "echo asset('storage/file.txt');", I get the following error: "PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function asset() in /Users/...."
However, when I click on the function in my IDE, I get redirected to the "asset" function in the helpers.php file in the "vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foundation" directory. Also the helpers.php is specified in the framework's autoload in "vendor/laravel/framework/composer.json".
Is there something I am missing like importing the functions? When looking in the global helper function documentation of Laravel, they use the functions right away.