Easy baking recipes  • Study Association Aureus

Easy baking recipes 

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During these days at home, we have all the time we need to develop ourselves into master bakers. No doubt that some of you already tried to make banana bread. Besides some of you will already have quite some experience in baking, but there are definitely people without any experience. Here follow some other amazing, simple recipes for everyone to try at home. No experience is needed!

Chocolate Banana Bundles

Bananas and chocolate are always a good combination! The following recipe is a delicious example:

Ingredients needed:

2 tablespoons butter 32 grams of packed brown sugar
2 medium ripe bananas, halved lengthwise 4 squares frozen puff pastry
110 grams semisweet chocolate, melted Vanilla ice cream, optional

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Melt the butter in a pan and add brown sugar until blended, and then add the bananas. Stir to coat and then remove from heat. Unfold the puff pastry and place a halved banana on the diagonal of each square. Overlap two opposite corners of the pastry over the banana and pinch to seal. Place this on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet, bake until golden brown (20-25 minutes). Melt the chocolate during the last five minutes and serve warm together. Enjoy these lovely bundles! 

Basic Cupcake Recipe (24 pieces)

Simple yet so delicious… Who doesn’t like cupcakes?

Ingredients needed:

3 eggs 140 grams of granulated sugar
8 grams vanilla sugar Pinch of salt
140 ml sunflower oil 200 grams flour
10 grams baking powder 75 ml milk
24 cupcake papers Muffin baking tray

Beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar and salt for about 5 minutes. Add the sunflower oil, flour, baking powder and milk. Mix all together. Place the cupcake papers in a muffin baking tray and fill them two thirds with the batter (28 to 30 gr batter per cupcake). Put it in a preheated oven at 175 for about 20 to 30 minutes till golden. That’s it, Bon Appétit!

Raspberry biscuits with lemon (12 pieces)

Delicious fresh biscuits for the summer that’s just around the corner!

Ingredients needed:

120 gr butter 200 gr sugar
1 egg 1 lemon
200 gr flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
knife tip baking soda 80 frozen raspberries
1/2 t of vanilla extract

Start by preheating the oven at 175 degrees and take the raspberries out of the freezer. Mix the butter and sugar until the substance is light in color. Then grate the zest of lemon and add it together with the juice of the lemon, egg and vanilla extract to the butter, and mix this well. Add the salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour and mix again. Finally, add the half thawed raspberries and mix briefly. Scoop equal sized balls of dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake the cookies in 14 to 16 minutes. The edges will then be slightly discolored and the biscuit itself a bit soft. Let the biscuits cool and harden on the baking tray. Garnish the raspberry biscuits with some melted white chocolate. Now you’re done, time to eat the biscuits!

Baking tips

• Make sure you read the recipe before you start. By reading ahead, you know the how, why, where, and when of what you are going to do.
• Prepare all ingredients before starting. You can do this by grabbing all your ingredients and measuring them according to the recipe.
• Be sure to use room temperature ingredients when this is mentioned in the recipe, the ingredients at room temperature emulsify much more easily into the batter, creating an even texture throughout your baked goods.
Are you going to make cupcakes? Use an ice cream scoop shovel to fill the molds: that saves mess, and you get nicely equal portions!

Are you in need for even more recipes? You could also look up a specific recipe from famous chefs like Jamie Oliver. He has many different easy to make recipes that are often healthy too. But if you have a real sweet tooth and you do not care about the calories, you can also try recipes from Nigella Lawson. Hopefully, this provided you enough motivation to start baking. And if you’re in the mood for some savory food, you can take a look at this blog!