You are enjoying the sweet, mouth-watering aroma coming from the kitchen when you start to notice a faint burning smell. You rush to the oven to pull out your baked goods but the damage is done. No matter how experienced you are in the kitchen, baking mistakes happen. Here are some great fixes for common baking mishaps!
Do your cookies ever come out too hard? Don’t sweat, it’s an easy fix. Put your cookies in a plastic airtight bag with a slice of bread. Leave them in the bag overnight. The slice of bread will moisten the cookies and they will be ready to eat the next day. Do you love cookies but want healthier ones? Check out our 6 tips for baking with whole wheat flour for guilt-free cookies!
What do you do when you are baking a cake and you realize that your icing has become a little too thick? Simply mix in a teaspoon of milk or cream until you reach your ideal consistency. This technique will work on the majority of different icings and frostings! A quick tip; If your frosting is consistently becoming too thick, you might be whipping it too much.
The kitchen timer loudly beeps and you hurry to the kitchen to pull out the delicious cake you baked. Opening the oven door, you immediately notice that the middle of the cake has sunken in. This problem can be very frustrating, but don’t throw your cake away yet! This mistake can easily be fixed by filling the area with fruit or whipped topping. Your guests will love the unique and yummy addition!
Opening the Oven
Although it is tempting, try to avoid opening your oven until your goodies are finished baking. Opening your oven will release hot air which can change the temperature of your oven. This can greatly affect how your baked goods turn out!
We hope these suggestions will help you when your baking goes awry. If you love baking but are trying to steer towards a healthier lifestyle, try out these excellent ideas on baking guilt-free desserts!
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