Baking is difficult. Baking from scratch is time consuming. I don't want to have to break out a bunch of mixing bowls and get my kitchen all dirty!
These are the thoughts that hold you back from baking delicious desserts from scratch. But...
You dream of baking cupcakes for your next family birthday party and getting rave reviews, and seeing your friends and family’s faces light up.
You have pinned so many desserts on Pinterest but you don’t have the confidence to try them because they seem too complicated. Or maybe you have and it was a complete flop and your kitchen was left a disaster.
You throw away the bakery box you bought your dessert in before your guests arrive
You are tired of relying on using boxed mixes from the grocery store.
In the end you opt for buying from your local bakery...again.
But I believe things can be different for you. I believe baking from scratch doesn't have to be difficult.
And I believe you really can bake delicious desserts that will leave your friends and family speechless that doesn't require you spending hours in the kitchen and using every single bowl you own. Baking from scratch can be simple.
To achieve that I believe what you need is the tips, tricks, and simple recipes so baking from scratch is easy for you.What Others Are Saying...
"I’ve already used multiple tips you provided and found how much it makes a significant difference in my baked goods! It is so nice to know the why behind what makes a recipe great. The details you give make the difference between being just a recipe-follower to an extraordinary baker! Thank you, Heather!"
"Chocolate chip cookies turned out awesome! Thank you! They are the best I’ve ever made."
"I made this for my co-workers and they all thought it was delicious, definitely making this again!"
Imagine the next time you go to bake from scratch and it's easy for you. Your kitchen isn't left a disaster. You didn't spend hours making it.
And now imagine, your next kid's birthday party, bake sale or holiday get together, the smiles that spread across their faces when they take their first bite. Everyone is exclaiming, "You made this!?"
And you can proudly say you made it yourself. All from scratch. And it didn't take you hours. And it was easy for you.
Imagine never having to rely on a boxed mix or resorting to buying your dessert ever again.
I believe that’s possible for you.
When you become a member of the Boston Girl Bakes Community you will not only learn just how easy baking can be, but get the tips, tricks, and simple from scratch recipes.
Here is my story
My earliest memories are not of me baking. You will not find some photo of me by my grandmother’s side learning how to make biscuits. My passion for baking wouldn’t really ignite until after college. I enrolled in a baking class at a culinary school nearby for fun. I brought home my creation and was so proud of what I made. I loved the reactions that I received from my family. From that point on, I was hooked.
Not every recipe was a success though. I took every baking class I could find. I read every cookbook on baking. I wanted to learn as much as I could on how to bake from scratch without failure. And as my knowledge and skills grew, so did my confidence. I began to tackle more difficult recipes and create my own through trial and error. But as I began creating my own recipes, I realized the recipes I enjoyed baking the most were those that were simple. And the desserts that were devoured first were the ones that were the easiest to throw together. An easy blondie bar recipe that was done in 30 minutes. A tender buttery scone that could be made in one bowl and didn't require me to use my stand mixer. A chocolate cake made with only 5 ingredients. Recipes that were simple, from scratch, and still delicious.
My goal is to help you see just how easy baking from scratch can be. Just because we spend hours in the kitchen making a dessert does not make it any more delicious or more heartfelt then we mixed up something from scratch that was quick and hassle free.
Baking delicious desserts from your loved ones does not mean you need to spend hours in the kitchen. It doesn't have to be difficult. It doesn't have to be time consuming. You don't need to rely on a boxed mix or a tub of whipped cream to pull together a dessert that will leave your family speechless when they bite into it. I want to help you get in and out of the kitchen quickly, but still bake a dessert from scratch that your family and friends will truly love.To Get You Started...If you are new to baking check out my baking basics page. This page is chock full of useful information whether you are a newbie in the kitchen or someone who flexes their baking muscles frequently. Here are a few posts you may like…
- 10 Must Have Baking Pans Every Baker Needs
- How and Why To Measure your Flour Accurately
- Baking 101: Getting To Know Your Oven
- 3 Ways To soften your butter quickly (my favorite involves the microwave, and it’s not the defrost button!)
If you are ready to start baking, then check out my recipe index for some delicious desserts to bake today!
P.S. Now I want to hear your story! Send me an e-mail or connect with me on Facebook and Instagram to tell me your baking struggles, ask questions or just share what you are baking up in your own kitchen- I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
Until next time, happy baking everyone!