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[Nov. 29th, 2012|08:05 pm]
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I want to start baking! I've been making things like instant muffins [where all you add is some water] and cookies from premade cookie dough.

What are some super easy recipes that a beginner could do? Easy to do, minimal supplies needed, etc.

DK/DC: What is something you make really well? ^-^

[User Picture]From: siren_songs
2012-11-30 01:07 am (UTC)


The recipe on the back of the Tollhouse chocolate chips is perfect.
[User Picture]From: feeeny
2012-11-30 01:23 am (UTC)


this was going to be my exact answer.
[User Picture]From: krissykross
2012-11-30 01:33 am (UTC)


Most types of cookies. Snickerdoodles are pretty hard to mess up.

I make delicious pomegranate cheesecake. Last time I auctioned two at a small dessert auction and made $110 for some good cause or another.
[User Picture]From: tamaracat
2012-11-30 01:39 am (UTC)


I don't really bake but I find box cakes pretty easy as well as pound cake, corn bread, banana bread... For baking you really only need measuring cups and spoons, whisk and spatulas, mixing bowl, and baking dish. I sometimes use my electric mixer but I don't think you HAVE to.

I make really good lasagna among other things.
[User Picture]From: cordelia_sue
2012-11-30 01:52 am (UTC)


Most cookies are pretty easy. I find cake really easy too, you just need to be sure you measure well, sift your ingredients, and don't overmix. Also make sure your oven is preheated thoroughly.

Here's a killer peanut butter cookie recipe.

I think pastry is my favorite thing to make, sweet or savory–pies, little savory packets, etc. I use this killer French farmhouse method which produces beautiful results every time. I'm also good with cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and specialize in vegan and gluten free baking (though for my personal intake, I use butter/yogurt/buttermilk in my baked goods). I cook a lot too, but adore baking.

Edited at 2012-11-30 01:54 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: boplenty
2012-11-30 02:07 am (UTC)


If you like sweet cornbread, this makes a very tasty version, and is extremely easy to make. Uses no sugar (a plus), but requires maple syrup, which everyone might not have around, though.
[User Picture]From: georgefantana
2012-11-30 02:19 am (UTC)


Corn bread. Get some corn bread mix and follow the recipe on the box that calls for a good amount of sugar. People love sweet corn bread - great for potlucks.

[User Picture]From: sicher
2012-11-30 03:00 am (UTC)


Apple sharlotka is ridiculously easy and it's amazing.
[User Picture]From: thirdsouza
2012-11-30 03:27 am (UTC)


Probably the easiest baking recipe I know is 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar and 1 egg. Combine them in a bowl then form them into balls a 1/2 inch in diameter and roll them in granulated sugar before putting them onto a cookie sheet. Use a fork to depress them and give them the patented pb cookie cross-hatch look. Bake at 350F until golden brown.
[User Picture]From: futurenurselady
2012-11-30 05:14 pm (UTC)


I make these sugar-free by subbing stevia granules for the sugar.

[User Picture]From: emily_thegreat
2012-11-30 04:01 am (UTC)


Most cookie recipes are pretty easy. Baking is just science with more delicious results! Follow the instructions and you should be fine.

I make really awesome eggplant parm.