More than ever baking something delicious feels worthwhile and nourishing. But where to start if you’re a beginner?
BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze (Jenography.net) 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.’
Try some of her most popular bakes, such as:
- Her easy bread rolls are not only delicious, novice bakers say they can make them no problem
- Chocolate chip cookies are a hit with kids of all ages. These Jenny recently made with her son
- Meringues are fun, light and beautiful besides
- Easy cheese scones? Yes, it’s possible!
- Lemon drizzle cake is a classic and always a hit
- Love brownies? This tasty brownie recipe should be called OMG Brownies
- The best flapjacks recipe ever
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.’
Susanna also has this handy list of ingredient substitutes for baking:
More great family baking recipes and ideas