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How to Make Your Holiday Baking Easier This Year

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Here at Saint Germain Catering, Holiday preparations are in full swing, and for many of us that means a busy kitchen. Baking at this time of year often involves large quantities or more expensive ingredients, and that can add unnecessary stress to the season.  Here are a few tips to help you save time and money in your kitchen this holiday.

  1. Make your own brown sugar.  For light brown sugar, add 1 tablespoon of molasses for each cup of sugar. For dark brown sugar, add 2 tablespoons of molasses. You can mix this by hand, but it will be much easier in a mixer.
  2. Make your own condensed milk blending powdered milk, sugar, butter, vanilla and boiling water.  It is quick and easy to make and tastes great!Use your freezer.
  3. Make cookie and tart doughs ahead of time, and freeze or refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake
  4. Think mixes.  While we all love to share our best baking at this time of year, it’s easy for people to get tired of too many rich sweets. Preparing a simple, high-quality mix as a gift for someone to whip up after the holidays can be a welcome change … and can save you time and money!
  5. Use parchment paper.  Forget about greasing cookie trays and buying expensive cookie sheets. The simplest way to save time and help prevent burnt cookies in the kitchen is lining your sheets with parchment paper.

From our kitchen to yours – HAPPY BAKING!

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