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Baking Christmas Cookies

These baking tips will help you soar your way through the baking process and keep you calm while doing so, which will make your baking experience more enjoyable.

If you find that you’ve been baking less because you hate the time, fuss and mess it takes to make the perfect loaf. The time has come for you to make bread baking a pleasure once again!

Making this choice upfront will save you lots of time and energy. Remember, your business does not exist to serve everybody; it only exists to make the lives of a specific subset of people better. The quicker you come to grips with this reality, the better your chances are for business survival.

Moral of the story is that it is not necessary to blow money on the best oven. Just buy a basic medium-sized oven and focus on knowing how your oven functions.

Know Your Oven – The first few times you follow the same cake recipe, pay attention to how your oven functions. Does it have any hot spots? Does your cake get more brown in the same spot every time?

This is possibly my favorite tool for use in bread baking. You can get by without a dough divider but once you have used it you won’t want to. Besides using it to divide dough, it is amazing for moving dough around the counter without leaving any behind or getting your hands sticky. It just makes dough handling infinitely easier. Eventually it will become like an extension of your hand.

TOOTHPASTE. I always sprinkle a little baking soda on top of my toothpaste. (Just make sure that you brush GENTLY.) Although I’m a huge coffee-enthusiast, I have very, very white teeth-which I attribute in part to baking soda. I’ve been adding it to my toothpaste for almost 5 years now and haven’t experienced any damage; however, I *highly* encourage you to do your own research before trying this for yourself. Some people definitely have softer enamel than others, so this might not be an option.

Thankfully, I love to experiment with food so leaving my old ways of baking behind isn’t too painful. I could buy a bunch of cookbooks and follow someone else’s recipes, but where’s the creativity in that? I’ll post recipes on my website as I get them written down. In the meantime, here’s to baking without guilt!