‘‘Tis baking Season”

Cookies, fruit cake, candy canes are what I think of this time of the year. If your like me you have a love-hate relationship with baking. It can go really good or it can turn out a gooey yucky unintentional mess. When Christmas comes I must face this evil monster whether I like it or not. The family depends on me. So today let’s talk about some simple tips that can help you be successful!

I always make sure all my ingredients are set out about an hour before this gives them time to reach room temperature. At room temperature, eggs, butter, and milk bond and form an emulsion that traps air. During baking, the air expands, producing light, airy, evenly baked treats. Batters made with room temperature ingredients are smooth and evenly incorporated.

Allow Time! Baking goes smoother 😉 when you take your time. My biggest hint is do what you can the day before a bake day! Icing, cookie dough, and bread dough can be refrigerated. Doing this the day before allows baking day to go a lot easier. You have already dealt with any baking errors lol, everything is oven ready, and your day is now focused on the actual baking and decorating.

I felt I had everything on hand to do the baking, but now, stores are closed and I am out of eggs thanks to the family member who wanted a 10 egg omelette. I know right!!! Well as a baker or just a healthy option learn your substitutions! They work in a pinch and taste is hardly altered. The last tip is to have fun !!!

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