I don’t have time to bake. You don’t have time to bake. But how would you like to never bring store-bought treats to a party again? Today I’m going to show you my favorite strategy to make that happen.
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Most women like the concept of baking. I haven’t yet met a woman who doesn’t like the combination of sugar and butter. I have, however, met plenty of women who think baking is too complicated or time consuming. For many, baking usually involves hours of time and inconsistent results.
I was always the person who volunteered to bring dessert to a gathering. Over the years, I’d get so stressed out, from deciding which recipe I’m going to use to counting the number of hours ahead of time I’d have to start baking before I leave the house. There were so many close calls. I’d be stacking warm cookies on a plate on my way out the door, hoping they don’t stick together.
Eventually I started bringing treats from the local bakery. I was embarrassed. My friends and family expected a lot from me, and sometimes I was showing up to gatherings with something I didn’t even make myself!
I finally decided that I’m not going to bring anything store-bought. I knew homemade baked goods would taste better, plus it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to impress my friends and family. So I decided I need to do two things:
- Figure out how to do more baking in advance and not sacrifice quality
- Get some go-to recipes in my arsenal that I know come out perfectly, every time
Years ago I worked at a bakery and was astonished to see that every time a cake order came in, the pastry chef would come out of the walk-in freezer with a frozen cake. Is this really happening? How do the customers not know? Later that day, I tried the cake, and it tasted like it was baked that morning.
That’s when I discovered that the freezer is my friend. I realized I was wasting time trying to do everything at once: measure ingredients, mix the batter, bake, let it cool, and present it nicely. So I started freezing almost everything. It took some practice, like figuring out what freezes better and what doesn’t.
You probably fall into one of three camps:
- You give yourself plenty of time to bake something and it doesn’t turn out perfectly, but you have no time to fix it.
- You don’t bake very often because you think it takes too much time or is too complicated.
- You’re a baking goddess, and every time you take something out of the oven, it’s perfect. By the way, we would all love to meet you.
If you consider yourself part of #1 or #2 above, I can’t recommend this freezer strategy enough. Freshly baked desserts with no prep time. How game-changing is that?
If you’ve made it this far, you are serious about baking in advance and saving time in your busy life.
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