Post # 1
Ok well not really the first time but the first time in our house. Ive been cooking all year but no baking Also, I havnt baked in a pretty long time. I told my mom I wanted to give it a shot and she gave me a “wtf” face so Im going at it tomorrow and taking them to her. I plan to make handheld apple pies.
Anyone else dive right in before?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I bake all the time, but I made caramels for the first time ever the other day. I totally went for it and I was so nervous, because cooking with sugar can be soooo hard. Everything has to get to the exact temperature or you just wasted a ton of ingredients because your candy won’t set or will be way too hard. Thankfully they worked out! I was so impressed with myself. I made candy apples too and didn’t burn the sugar! I’ve burned sugar a handful of times and it’s pretty awful. It STINKS, it’s hard to clean, and it happens so quickly. Once it starts to burn there isn’t much you can do to save it 🙁 Those experiences have made me so nervous about cooking sugar, but this year I just jumped right in and was determined to make it work.
Post # 4
Find a recipe online and follow it- I bet you’ll surprise yourself!! I love baking but I only bake when I have other people to pawn it off on… otherwise I’d eat it ALL!
Post # 5
@MASPA: Well you picked a good first recipe, pies aren’t really too difficult to make and they’re very forgiving when it comes to oven temps (since this is the first time baking in a new place). Just be sure not to over mix the pastry and use super cold butter/shortening. I’m sure you’ll be fine; baking is a bit like riding a bike, you never really forget it.
Post # 6
@sugarpea: I bake a lot too and I think most of it’s really easy…but sugar is definitely the trickiest thing. I’ve undercooked and overcooked sugar plenty of times…always makes me so mad just to throw everything out! It took quite a bit of practice to get better but it still makes me nervous if I haven’t done it in awhile.
Post # 7
im jealous of all you regular bakers. My work schedule sucks. I defintely dont have anywhere near an ideal kitchen. Makes it loads harder.
Post # 8
Ahhh I love baking but I can’t do it cuz I just end up eating all the goodies and the lbs pile on quick! haha
Post # 9
I did ok! Not the prettiest thing I ever made but definitely tasty! Woo!!