3 Easy Baking Recipes for Beginners

3 Easy Baking Recipes for Beginners

I’ll admit it. Baking can be scary for those who have never done it before. I’ve got some absurdly easy baking recipes for all the novices out there if you didn’t grow up baking cookies from scratch.

Baking is a science that requires precision. If you use too much flour or too little baking powder, the entire recipe will be thrown off.

There are also additional elements to consider, such as changes in oven hot spots, and whether you remember to grease the pan adequately before pouring batter into it.

It’s a headache that many people would prefer to ignore. Boxed cakes are too much for some people too. But, even if you feel like a modern tragedy every time you turn on the oven, I can assure you that there is hope. It’s one of the many things I learnt during my self isolation period in the pandemic. 

There are recipes out there to get you started off easy. Here are 5 of the easiest we found –

Pumpkin Pie 

A quintessential on any occasion, a pumpkin pie may look intricate and complicated, but it isn’t when you start baking. As I feel, anyone can bake if they have all the ingredients and the recipe to make it. 

The ingredients you will need are – 2 eggs, one 16 ounce can of pumpkin puree, one 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and a 9 inch unbaked pie crust

The procedure is simple 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Fill a 9-inch pie dish halfway with pie crust; pour in pumpkin mixture.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven. Reduce the heat to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the filling is set.

Brownies

Everyone likes fudgy brownies, well there are some who do like crumbly brownies, but that’s something to be left for another discussion. This brownie recipe will give a creamy fudgy centre with a crisp exterior. A generous spread of frosting to go with the brownie for a complete brownie experience ever.

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

Optionally you can add finely ground delta 8 thc flower in the recipe for an eventful brownie.  

Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 

Combine 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven. Cooking time should not be exceeded.

3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners  sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

Blueberry Almond Crumble

This blueberry crumble with almond is always a big hit and is a great way to use those fresh summer berries. Frozen blueberries work just as well, but the fresh ones, of course, will have that added flavor. This tastes absolutely great with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top. 

The ingredients for the filling are 

  • 2 cups blueberries, 
  • ¼ cup white sugar,
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract,
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice,
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

The ingredients for the topping are 

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, 
  • ⅛ cup brown sugar, 
  • ⅛ cup white sugar,
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon,
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, 
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt,
  • ½ stick cold butter, cubed

In a medium mixing bowl, combine blueberries, sugar, almond extract, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. 

Pour the mixture into two 6-ounce ramekins. In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. 

With two knives or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. 

Sprinkle evenly over the blueberry mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until the topping is golden brown and the blueberries are bubbling, about 25 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.