It is possible I am being presumptuous, but in accordance with my own observations and experiences, I think it is safe to say a lot of us tend to do more baking in the colder months of the calendar year. It makes sense, really; I certainly don’t find the prospect of baking with a blazing hot oven in the middle of July when it’s 30 degrees outside overly enticing, and I imagine a lot of others would agree with me.
So, because I have convinced myself that this perspective towards baking is correct, I thought I would see if I could find some baking hacks with the winter months fast approaching to share with you. These particular hacks come from buzzfeed.com.
“1. To make extra fluffy whipped cream, chill your mixing bowl first.
2. Bake the easiest mini cakes ever with just three ingredients.
Cookie butter cakes are about as easy (and inexpensive!) as it gets: They bake quickly in a muffin tin — then are glazed with even more cookie butter.
Recipe: 3-Ingredient Cookie Butter Cakes
3. Use a soup can to convert a regular cake pan into a bundt pan.
4. And shrink a sheet pan with a simple strip of foil.
5. When making chocolate-flavoured dough or batter, use cocoa powder — instead of regular flour — to prep countertops and pans.
7. Add mayo to boxed cake batter to make it even better.
8. If your cookies call for softened butter, make sure your eggs are at room temperature, too.
12. If you’re out of buttermilk, swap in milk + a bit of vinegar.
13. Use unflavored dental floss to slice delicate baked goods without squishing them down.
20. To prevent cookies from spreading too much in the oven, pop them into the freezer for 15 minutes before baking,” the article says.
I’m no baker myself, but for anyone who is, here’s hoping these hacks can help you out.