Today: Alice's tips are going to help you to be a better baker in 2014 -- and along the way, you're going to save time, save money, and eat more chocolate, too.
It's hard to resist the temptation to make New Year's resolutions. Next year, you'll eat more greens, wake up to see the sunrise, spend more time visiting family, and keep up with the news. But hey, that sounds eerily similar to what you were going to do this year, doesn't it?
Finally, we've come up with a resolution you can keep: in 2014, you're going to be a better baker. With a little help from baking expert Alice Medrich, you're going to make the best whipped cream of your life. You're going to bake cookies in big batches without getting frustrated. You're even going to melt white chocolate without scorching it.
Along the way, you're going to save time, save money (and splurge on what counts), and eat more chocolate. Because who says eat more chocolate can't be a legitimate New Year's resolution?
- Throw away your sifter! Or act more reasonably and only sift when it's really necessary.
- Make a bright, fresh lemon curd without separating any eggs.
- Instead of shelling out money for pricey balsamic, make a less expensive homemade version that will taste like a million bucks.
- Make your own fluffy, airy nut flour at home with this one trick.
Splurge where it counts.
- Buy pre-cut parchment paper rounds and sheets and stop wrestling with those nasty rolls.
Eat more chocolate.
Photos by James Ransom
What are your best baking tips? Share them with us in the comments below!
This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 14 Ways to Be a Better Baker in 2014
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