Most baking projects call for similar ingredients. Before taking on any new baking project, make sure you read the recipe in advance. If you keep most of the basic ingredients on hand, you will be set. But, if from your cookbook you choose a white chocolate and cranberry cookie recipe, you may have to pick up a few more items from the grocery store.
Keep up with needed supplies. You’ll likely want to replenish perishables weekly and staples monthly, preferably through a food co-op or a wholesale baking supply vendor.
Some examples include Banana bread, Date-nut bread as well as scones and muffins. Just look at any banana bread recipe and you’ll see the fat and sugar content is lower than your average cake recipe. The result is pleasingly sweet and moist, perfect for when you don’t want the richness of a cake. If you’re not in the mood for something so sweet, turn to a soda bread recipe or a fruit scone recipe. The content of these two quick breads are much less sweet, with a more savory bread-like flavor.
Well, speaking from a very positive experience using the following treatment, you NEED to make time for a “Baking Soda Bath Blast” at least once a week.
Exfoliate skin. Keeping your skin clean is an important aspect of maintaining its health. Wash your face, and then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. A paste a little less thick than toothpaste should form in your palms. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Remove paste with a wet rag.
After the 25 minutes are up, your hands will be a little pruney – this is totally normal. Just dry them off with a towel. Don’t wash them off with soap and water if possible. You want to retain the residue of baking soda on your skin. Some people say they have a light powerdy look to the skin after drying them off. The more residue of the solution, the better your results will be.
I often bring people into the kitchen to bake with me. Food is the universal ice breaker. Whether everyone is involved in the process or I am preparing food while others talk, there is lightness in the air. It’s easier to talk, to share our hearts and to laugh.
These are just 10 great uses of many-and there are a lot of other uses that I plan to use in the near future. For instance, sprinkling baking soda on the soil around tomato plants is supposed to make your homegrown tomatoes taste sweeter.