The Perks and Cautions of Baking

Soften the butter, crack the eggs, mix the batter, and watch them grow! Cooking shares all of these actions! My opinion on cooking is varied. I think baking is both fun and relaxing, but at the same time, I always tend to miss a step. In this blog post, I will convey my opinion about how cooking is super fun, but also a project worth looking over a few times before beginning.

Last weekend, I made some chocolate chip cookies consisting of a new ingredient, oats. Ok, if you were there, you would understand; it’s incredibly hard to mix oats into a dough with limited moisture. When I read the label, two sticks of butter needed to be softened and mixed into the batter. So, I put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds until light pressure is applied and would create a little crater in the butter. It seemed like the right amount of time to soften, but when I added it to the chocolate chip mixture, the butter clumped! They turned out to be delicious, but I could have ruined the batter if I melted it too much or too little!

This may be an easy baked good to make, but even when you make meringues or a delicate batter, the consistency is key. In conclusion, cooking is both a delicious and intricate hobby, but a pastime that consists of a lot of concentration!

Flourless Chocolate Cake!
Photo By Kate

One thought on “The Perks and Cautions of Baking

  1. Hi Kate! When I read your blog post, it inspired me to focus on the idea of baking. I have always been fascinated by cooking, and your blog gave me a great insight into the pros and cons of it. I can tell by your post that you know a lot about baking, and you enjoy it (even with softening butter). Thank you for this great look into the world of baking, and I will for sure keep it in mind next time I am making a yummy dessert!

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