5 Delicious Treats You Can Cook At Home (Plus Baking Tips!)

Date Posted:24 August 2023 

Baking is often considered a science, and while it may seem intimidating, it's also an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable activity. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just getting started, there are always ways to improve your skills and create even more delectable treats.


Here are three tips to help you get started:


Use a kitchen scale: Invest in a good-quality digital kitchen scale to weigh ingredients like flour, sugar, and butter. This ensures accuracy and consistency in your recipes.


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Use dry measuring cups for dry ingredients: When measuring flour, cocoa powder, or sugar, use dry measuring cups designed for dry ingredients. Level off the excess with a flat edge for precise amounts.



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Use liquid measuring cups for wet ingredients: For liquids like milk, oil, or water, use liquid measuring cups with clear markings at eye level to get the most accurate measurements.



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Mars Bar Melt Cake


“You can make this 4-ingredient cake completely in the saucepan, to keep washing up to a minimum. Don't worry about holes in the top - this is where the chunks of Mars bar melt down to create chewy pockets (and they're the best bits!) This cake will freeze well for up to 3 months.”



Recipe: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/mars-bar-melt-cake-recipe/tfqy5w9d?r=baking&h=Baking


Mini Coffee Custard Tarts


“If you're looking for the perfect bite-sized treat, we've got you covered with these mini coffee custard tarts. The deliciously bitter coffee blends perfectly with the sweet chocolate and Arnott's Choc Ripple biscuits. Make sure to cool and chill the mini tarts for the correct amount of time to let those flavours infuse together. I love serving these at a dinner party because no matter how full everyone is from dinner, there's always room for something mini!”



Recipe: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/mini-coffee-custard-tarts-recipe/7o9cb2p6?r=baking&h=Baking


Muffin Pan Baby Gin Fruit Cakes


“A gin and tonic in mini fruit cake form - yep, we found heaven! These zesty little fruit cakes have a tangy lemon flavour which cuts through the richness of the fruit mixture while the gin plumps and softens the fruit. We recommend only adding the warm honey and lemon rind when you’re about to serve, so if you're giving these as a gift to friends, leave it off. This recipe does require overnight soaking, so make sure you start it ahead of serving.”



Recipe: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/muffin-pan-baby-gin-fruit-cakes-recipe/siyd9d3b?r=baking&h=Baking


Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


“Brighten up the cookie jar with these chewy choc cookies. Tinted with a hint of red food colouring, the blushing bikkies can be made up to 1 month ahead and frozen. Thaw and you’re ready to gift or eat!”



Recipe: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/red-velvet-crinkle-cookies-recipe/f2fk8l86?r=baking&h=Baking


Passionfruit Melting Moment Slice


“It only takes six basic ingredients to create a melting moment of sweet passionfruit bliss. With a zing from the passionfruit, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread and the secret weapon, custard powder- our favourite biscuits have been transformed into the most delectable slice.”



Recipe: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/passionfruit-melting-moment-slice-recipe/wlzua37z?r=baking&h=Baking


Source and Credit to taste.com.au.