With some of us still playing it safe and staying home, we are always looking for fun things to do around the house. One thing that’s been really popular nowadays in #quarantinebaking. It’s easy to get into since you mostly already have the items in your cupboard. Try these simple and easy recipes to get you started and you’ll become a baking pro in no time.
Bread is something EVERYONE has gotten into during quarantine. It’s easy and so cheap to make. Baking bread from scratch can sound intimidating but try this simple recipe out. When you are done, you’ll have a nice crackling bread to slather all the butter you want on. You’ll thank us later.
Brownies are a baking staple. It’s chocolatey, gooey, and crunchy! Stop buying brownie mix and try out this easy recipe. Add some extra chocolate chips and you’ll be baking this every weekend. Can’t go through them fast enough? Store them in the freezer and top with ice cream!
One thing most of us miss is doughnuts. There is nothing like having fresh, sugary fried dough.
If you are not super confident in having a hot pot of oil on your stove, try these baked doughnuts instead. These will satisfy your sweet tooth craving.
Besides crusty bread, this has been a staple for #quarantinebakers. Banana bread is perfect if you have overripe bananas sitting on the counter. Get the kids involved and have them mash up the bananas in a bowl! It’s a fun way to get your whole family in the kitchen. Never fear an overripe banana again! you’ll be buying extra just so you can make this recipe over and over again.
Take a moment to relax with a cup of coffee and this coffee cake. This cinnamon twist will wake you up even more. We recommend having this yummy treat with a rich coffee blend to counteract the sweetness. Have this in your fridge for times when you want a little something extra to start your morning right.
Since it’s almost summer, we’ve got to incorporate fresh berries in your bakes! We love a good blueberry crisp for Sunday afternoons on the back porch. Pair it with lemonade and soak in the warming weather with this delicious treat.
If you think all of the above are too easy for you and want a challenge, this Macron recipe is right up your alley. With a little precision and care, you can make this popular french dessert. Just make sure to Instagram all of your beautiful, hard work.
What are you doing to pass the time in quarantine? Tag us in your photos of your baked goods! We’d love to see them. Let us know what you are baking in your Sturbridge kitchen!