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Best things to bake now and substitutions

Best things to bake now and substitutions

More than ever baking something delicious feels worthwhile and nourishing. But where to start if you’re a beginner?

BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze ( chatted on the BritMums Facebook page with our Baking Columnist Jenny Walters and fellow cofounder Susanna Scott — both avid bakers — about what they’re baking now and the best things to try. We were joined by some great folks, including Erin from Oregon Girl Around the World, who sent the picture of a gorgeous vegetable foccacia (right), Ali Clifford aka @Incredibusy and baked goods lover Lisa Alford.

Watch the video or scroll down for links to the recipes we talked about and that you’ll love making. 


Baking recipes anyone can do

Jenny, who blogs at Apply to Face, bakes all kinds of things and her readers rave about her recipes, which really are foolproof. Avid novice baker Lisa told us on the chat, ‘If I can do them ANYONE can.’

best bread roll recipesTry some of her most popular bakes, such as:


Susanna, who blogs at A Modern Mother has been making sourdough and highly recommends it!

Tartine Bread is the bible for sourdough bakers! You can order the book (it’s beautiful and has other recipes as well) or get the classic country sourdough bread recipe on the NYTimes site.’

Baking substitutions

Susanna also has this handy list of ingredient substitutes for baking:

egg substitutions for baking butter substitutions flour substitutions for baking


More great family baking recipes and ideas




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