Baking is one of the worthwhile activities that a lot of people, both men and women, are enjoying inside their homes together with their families. Aside from being able to produce delicious goodies, it enables you to spend your time productively and comfortably.
Truly, skills are very important in baking, but being wise and practical will bring you to terrific cooking decisions and will give you a wonderful baking experience. You can make valuable use of both your money and time in baking when you are aware of smart hacks which are proven and tested! One of these is doubling recipes in one baking.
In one baking day, you might just think of baking a single recipe (maybe just a cinnamon loaf, just a strawberry shortcake or just a set of cronuts). But for real, even when you are only planning to do one dessert or baked nosh, you can actually double your recipes and make two or more instead! Yes, it can be a little tiring and time-consuming for that day, but there are great advantages that you’d definitely love as well!
If you want to know more about it, check out these 5 reasons why you should double your recipes in one baking day. This list will help you and/or your baking-loving fellas big time, so do not forget to let them know too!
SAVE EFFORT FOR NEXT TIME.
There’s a saying that tells people to not wait any longer for tomorrow to come for you to do whatever you can do today. In short, without excuse, do today what you can do today!
Somehow, it applies here! When you choose to bake chocolate cookies today, then you notice that you can still bake chocolate crinkles and even chocolate buns the same day, well, just do it already!
Crafting multiple bonbons in one baking day allows you to save effort for next time. While you’re at it and while your effort is fiery there, that’s a good time to exert your effort reserved for the future now.
Not to mention, it’s not really easy to bake frequently, so when you are at the moment of happy baking, you can actually do a lot of recipes. On the supposed next baking day, you can just rest or bake something that’s easier to make!
SAVE BAKING INGREDIENTS.
Excess art materials on your current Art class project can be used for your visual diagram homework for your Science classes too. In a similar way, excess baking ingredients from your planned baked goodie for the day can be used for another baked tuck on the same baking schedule!
You can save baking ingredients that can be used not only for one but for a lot of baking recipes. For example, the cake flour you used for your mango cake can be used for another cake that’s flavored with hazelnuts topped with blueberries! Bread flour can be used for pretzels, but if you have an extra pack, you can go for sourdough breads and white breads too.
By doing this, you can avoid wasting baking ingredients. Not to mention, most awesome-quality baking ingredients are quite pricey! If you do not or cannot store them for long (for personal preference, for expiration date issues or for your out-of-town overnight trips), this is a good idea!
MAKE MULTIPLE FOOD SELECTIONS AND SERVINGS.
Baking luscious grubs for your small to big squad is fun but challenging at the same time. If you’re the only one or if you’re just two people who seriously know how to bake in your group, the quantity of food to make gives you a dilemma. To help yourself/yourselves, double recipes in one baking, so you can make multiple selections and servings that fit all.
Doing so relieves your friendly worry that someone might not be able to eat a whole piece of your special baked dessert. There will be more than enough food choices and portions for you and your loved ones to munch on and enjoy!
SATISFY VARIOUS CRAVINGS AND TASTES OF VARIOUS FAMILY MEMBERS.
When you are THAT person at home who bakes for everyone at home, your food-superfan family absolutely loves it when you’re busy baking in the kitchen. As the beneficiaries of your delectable baked creations, they are more excited than you are whenever the oven rings ‘fully baked!’ alarm.
Nonetheless, headaches happen, too, when your family members have different tastes and have different cravings! This is where double recipes in one baking day come in so handy!
If your sister likes bagels, but your mom craves for dinner rolls, no biggie, you can do both in one shot! There might be additional or subtracted baking ingredients for each recipe, but their similar essentials make the double-recipe baking fine for you!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BAKING MOOD.
Baking is like writing or drawing. Formulas are not the top requirement but mood and inspiration are. When you feel out of it, when you feel unmotivated to do it, you will find it difficult (or impossible) to move and bake.
That’s why on one baking day when you feel energized and hyped to make magic in the kitchen, go and take advantage of that mood. When you will get the same enthusiastic baking mood might be not certain for you. It can be vaguely soon or clearly soon, so while you’re at it, be more productive and driven to bake by doubling recipes!
Scheduling a baking day requires you to be certain when it really will be, and you must be physically and emotionally ready for it too. That’s because you have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and you must have all the necessary baking ingredients and tools prepared. No doubt, skills are significant, but do not set aside patience and practicality too. Using your time wisely and your baking essentials smartly is as important as knowing all the do’s and don’ts in this activity!
Do not hesitate to bake double recipes in one baking day. Although there will be added work in the kitchen, there will be more yumyums to enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Mauri Baking Supplies Australia, a chief supplier of bakery ingredient solutions all over New Zealand and Australia. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.