If you enjoy riffing on recipes while making healthy dinners or brunch recipes, but avoid turning on the oven unless you need to roast veggies or chicken, then maybe it’s time to. expand your repertoire. Cooking can seem intimidating for those who only cook on the stovetop most of the time, where adjusting spices and flavors while things come together is part of the process. Suddenly you can’t taste it again until it’s completely finished! And woe to anyone who needs a baking powder substitute and just throws in baking soda instead, hoping it will work (or vice versa).
But there is no need to be intimidated. There is magic in pouring the dough into a saucepan, sautÃ©ing it in a hot oven, and discovering a fully baked, light and fluffy treat when the timer rings. And not only is baking fun, it can also be rewarding when you find yourself with delicious treats to eat or share with family and friends. Whether you are a seasoned pro looking for something simple to make, or a beginner who is just starting to put flour on your apron, these recipes are ideal when you are just starting out or just want to do something without much hassle. From bars and brownies and cookies, to simple cakes, pies and muffins, to easy to knead bread, these are the two dozen recipes every baker should have in their back pocket. Give them a whirl and build your self-confidence!