We do a lot of baking at our house around the holidays, how about you? When baking, we are always looking for ways to simplify, to make the recipe healthier, to save time and to have the best results. Today I have rounded up some Baking Tips and Tricks to do just that. From salvaging those burnt cookies to making the most beautiful pie crust we have it all right here. Now you can enjoy your holiday baking without the stress.
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1. Using powdered sugar and egg whites, you can make your own sprinkles and make them into any flavor or color you want.
2. Out of brown sugar? No problem just combine white sugar and molasses and Viola no need to rush to the store.
3. Make your own Gluten-Free Oat Flour with oats and a blender…it really is that simple.
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4. If you need to ripen your bananas quickly, put them in the oven for 4o minutes at 300 degrees.
5. Salvage those burnt cookies with a cheese grater. No one will ever know.
6. Don’t have time to frost those cupcakes, place a large marshmallow on top five minutes before your timer is up.
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7. Need your bread to rise faster? Simply cover and place container on a warm heating pad and within an hour your dough has doubled in size.
8. This trick in going to come in handy with the upcoming holidays. Crimp your pie crust with a pearl necklace for the perfect border.
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9. Use balloons to create chocolate bowls.
10. Keep your baked goods moist by placing a slice of bread on top of them or in the bag with the baked items. The bread will be hard as a rock but your baked goods will still be super moist.
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11. Get all the air bubbles out in your cake mix by dropping it before placing the pan in the oven.
12. Avoid batter splatter by poking the ends of your mixer’s beaters through the middle of a paper plate before attaching them to the mixer to act as a shield.
13. Get perfectly portioned scoops by spraying an ice cream scooper with non-stick cooking spray.
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14. Make your own Sugar Sprinkles with sugar, food coloring, and a rolling pin. Sure beats the high price tag at the store.
15. Fill up frosting bags easier by placing bag in a cup.
16. Soften butter quickly without melting it by placing the butter under a warm glass jar.
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17. Jello is a great alternative if you don’t have food coloring on hand.
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18. This Ultimate Cookie Troubleshooting Guide is sure to help out with all of your cookie baking problems.
19. Looking for ways to bake healthier? Check out this Healthy Baking Substitution Chart.
20. Ice cookies the easy way by using this simple method.
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21. Frozen Whipped Cream Dollops: Not only are these dollops perfect for topping off a cup of hot cocoa but they are also great as a little cream and sugar in your morning coffee or tea.
22. Use a potato peeler to make chocolate curls for cakes and cupcakes.
23. This helpful tip is going to come in handy for all of those holiday sugar cookies you will be making. Fill condiment bottles with frosting for an easy and less messy way to decorate cookies.
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24. Dip cookie cutter in flour first so that the dough slides out better, especially with a slim shape.
25. To make Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bowls simply turn muffin tins bottom side up and cover the cup bottoms with squares of aluminum foil, then place cut out circles of dough on each one over a cup bottom.
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