Easy Recipes to Start Baking for the Home Baker

We often want to be the home baker but believe that baking can be a lot of hassle. Well, no more! As we are about to show you how to start baking the easy way. If you are an amateur cook, check out these delicious recipes and start baking:

  • Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

In a mixing bowl add flour, a pinch of salt, baking powder, unsalted butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, fresh blueberries, and yellow food coloring. Shape into small round balls and coat in powdered sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Place in a cooling rack. Stack four cookies in a cellophane wrap and tie with blue ribbon.

  • Raspberry & White Chocolate Blondies

Start with melting butter and unsweetened white chocolate in a double boiler. In a separate bowl, mix flour, castor sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla extract and a pinch of flaked sea salt. Slowly, add the melted chocolate until fully incorporated. Pour the batter in a baking tray and gently pour raspberry coulis on the top. Make random swirl patterns with a toothpick. Bake in a greased baking tray at 350 for 20 minutes. Place the blondies on a cooling rack and finish with a dusting of icing sugar. Cut into squares and enjoy! Buy chocolate online from Choko La.

  • Chocolate Muffins

To make the batter, mix almond flour, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, orange juice, zest, coconut sugar, eggs, and butter. Pour in a muffin tray and top with some grated orange zest. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool the muffins before serving.

  • Peach & Rosemary Jam

In a pan, add chopped peach, nectarine, and castor sugar. Add a splash of orange juice, zest, and honey. Cook until the jam thickens. Next, add the rosemary leaves and remove from heat. Ladle the jam into 100 gm sterilized jars, make a water bath and seal the jars. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

  • Crunchy Cranberry Granola

Homemade granola is a delicious alternative compared to regular store-bought cereals. Start with roasting rolled oats, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chopped pistachios, walnuts, almonds, honey, orange zest, vanilla, dried cranberry, coconut flakes in a pan with some coconut oil. Add the granola mix in a baking tray with cinnamon sticks. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool before transferring the granola to mason jars. Seal the jars and put a decorative ribbon.